Direct Communication Between Educators and Law Enforcement

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Responder for school
Responder for school

Direct Communication Between Educators and Law Enforcement

Responder for school
Responder for school

Keep communication open in an emergency

A case study conducted by the United States Secret Service on Targeted School Violence found that in just over one-third of the attacks (39%), outside law enforcement was notified within one minute of the start of the attack, and in just under one-third (29%), outside police were notified between one and five minutes after the start of the attack. In nine cases, it took longer than five minutes for someone to notify outside law enforcement, and in four cases, the timing could not be determined from the information available. In nearly one-third of the cases (32%), it took external first responders between one and five minutes to arrive on the scene after the attack was initiated, and in about a quarter of the cases (27%) first responders arrived between five and ten minutes after the attack began.
Case Study

The Responder app helps school teachers directly communicate with police officers patrolling in their school district in the event of an emergency, enabling faster communication and response time while keeping everyone informed and their students safe. Without the Responder app school teachers and administrators have no clear line of communication with first responders or each other. A few seconds of warning can be the difference between life and death.

Keep communication open in an emergency

Following inexplicable and senseless school tragedies that occur far too often in this nation, most recently in Uvalde, Texas. We recognized there wasn’t a single solution to preventing incidents of school violence. So we decided to build it because every child deserves a safe learning place.

Responder provides educators with direct means of communication with their local law enforcement. With the Responder app, educators can instantly text police officers and alert them in case of emergencies while keeping students safe. A few seconds of warning can be the difference between life and death.

Emergency Notification

Keep everyone informed in times of emergencies.

Quick Response

Quickly reach all group members and law enforcement with a single click.

User Management

Add or remove users from your organization.

Group Creation

Unlimited groups creation and keep conversations private and organized

One To One Comunication

Communicate one-on-one with other faculty members.

File Sharing

Share text, voice messages, photos, videos, GIFs, and files.

Personal Usage

Use Responder to communicate with family and friends.

Free to Use

Responder is FREE and does not track its users.

Group Chat

Stay connected with the groups of people who matter most. Group messages and members are private—no one, not even Responder, can see who’s in your group. All messages are encrypted.

Group
Creation

Invite
Users

Add
Members

Upload
Files

React on
Chats

Send
Emojis

Group Chat

Stay connected with everyone in your school. Group messages and members are private—no one, not even Responder, can see who’s in your group. All messages are encrypted.

Group
Creation

Invite
Users

Add
Members

Upload
Files

React on
Chats

Send
Emojis

Crisis Group

You can use Responder to seamlessly communicate, coordinate, and share content with your administration regarding crises. You have complete control over who gets added to the group.

Quick
Distribution

Constant
Updates

Post Action
Communication

Strengthen your information-sharing capabilities with Responder

Schools need to communicate effectively with law enforcement during emergencies. The Responder app will help teachers quickly report the suspect’s location and details in real-time, enabling faster communication and response time. Users will get alerted when new text is sent— ensuring everyone has the most current information.

Security & Privacy

Responder is being built with state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption, no one other than the intended recipient can read transmitted messages, not even us. All messages, group chats, photos, and videos sent between users will be encrypted.

End-to-end encryption refers to a form of encryption where the service provider cannot decrypt the data, thereby enhancing user privacy — as there’s no third party in the loop with the technical capability to access data in a decrypted form.

Responder Mission Statement

We are leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from school shootings to improving communications between educators and law enforcement to addressing the needs and safety of our children. Because all children should be able to learn and play without fear of gun violence.

We are building Responder to allow educators to communicate directly with police officers in their district.

The Responder app will allow teachers to quickly text police officers before and during emergencies, enabling faster communication and response time while keeping their students safe.

Responder is FREE!

Responder is a non-profit organization supported by donations like yours. We’re on a mission to help first responders, educators, non-profits, and others safely and securely communicate to better our world. Please help us keep the service going by donating today.

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