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Portia Williams

PDT Staff Writer

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Greenup County E911 center will host an information Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Pavilion at 2 p.m.

The Greenup County E911 center, will host an information session Friday regarding a program called the Police Watch Program. The center is inviting other offices and agencies to attend a presentation about the program.

Sherry Chapman, Deputy Director of the Greenup County 911 center, said the center was motivated by the recent tragic events in Aurora, Colo. and Sandy Hook, Conn.

According to Chapman, the Police Watch Program is a system that can help response time to incidents and alarms. The program will also provide emergency responders with pre-arrival information about what is going on by using camera systems at these venues.

“We just believe that it would just be a good step in the right direction for our area,” Chapman said.

According to Chapman, the E911 department has been seeking to find better ways to improve emergency responses to incidents of that nature and any other emergency at locations where large numbers of people may gather.

Chapman said the Greenup County E-911 learned about the Police Watch Program from another agency that instituted the program and has had success with it. She said the E911 center is hopeful that many other offices, institutions and agencies will come out and learn more about the Police Watch Program Friday.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We have invited all of the school systems, banks, pharmacies, police departments, any kind of government offices, city buildings, and well over 100 people have been invited, so we are hoping that we will have a good turn out,” Chapman said.

Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 portiawilliams@civitasmedia.com

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