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Suffolk County Rolls Out SHARE School Safety Program

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Michael Conroy
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AP

Suffolk County launched a school safety initiative that will share live security camera footage with police in active shooter situations.

The footage will allow police to see where the shooter is located and where they can be most effective.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said the S.H.A.R.E., Sharing to Help Access Remote Entry, program could provide life-saving information during an emergency.

“We know from prior active shooter incidents that seconds matter, and every second saved could mean a life saved. Being able to have eyes inside schools would give our detectives and supervisors the intelligence they need.”

The program is expected to roll out countywide in September.

Many schools in eastern Long Island have a similar partnership with their local police departments.

Jay Shah is a former Long Island bureau chief at WSHU.