Moseley recognized by Indiana Sheriff’s Association as champion of school safety

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INDIANAPOLIS—State Rep. Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) today received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Indiana Sheriffs' Association for his dedication to bolstering school safety last session.

Last session, Moseley co-authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1225, which allows school corporations and charter schools to apply for grant funding from the Indiana Secured School Fund to help cover initial set-up costs for an active event warning system, which is modeled after an active event warning system currently used throughout Porter County. The system is designed to ensure rapid response in the event of a 911 emergency, such as an active shooter, or similar emergencies taking place in any school building within all school districts.

HEA 1225 became state law effective July 1, 2019.

“The ability for the application to access all cameras inside of the school allows law enforcement to have eyes and ears inside the building in the event of an emergency situation,” Moseley said. “That means first responders will have eyes on the suspect and know which hallways are safe to evacuate and which should be avoided.”

With the press of a button, the system immediately notifies first responders in the area when there is an emergency. Once the system is activated, security camera footage can be accessed from each building on campus to identify the location of an intruder and vital information about their identity.

“It is an honor to receive this award from the Indiana Sheriffs' Association and I will continue to advocate for school safety here at the Statehouse,” Moseley continued.

“Our Hoosier children deserve to feel safe at schools so they can focus on their classroom education.“

For more information on the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, click here: https://indianasheriffs.org/.

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