New 911 program to be used by Marshall County Sheriff’s Department

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A new tool called “Prepare Live” is hoped to improve the safety of officers and the public as it is used by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

“Prepared Live” is a program that provides camera access to responders and records 911 calls, assisting in cases where there may be a disconnection or where police need to reference information from the scene. Dispatchers are able to send a text asking for permission for a live feed from the callers phone, helping them to gather important information that may not have been communicated.

The program can also provide dispatchers with the phone’s GPS location, assisting in locating those in areas with no street signs or mile markers.

Marshall County is the first in the state to adopt this new program. County Sheriff Matthew Hassel believes his officers can benefit greatly from being able to gather real-time information on their way to the scene.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is still coming up with protocols for when to use the “Prepared Live” program.

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