When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, you call Ghostbusters. When there’s someone dangerous lurking, like a criminal who escaped from the van that was transporting him to prison, authorities use One Call Now to get the word out and recapture him. That’s what happened on Friday in Massachusetts.
According to Boston.com, a man escaped police custody while being transported to a medium-security facility in Bridgewater. He managed to evade the unit for two hours, during which officers used One Call Now's group notification service to coordinate dog units and helicopters to bring him back into custody.
You may know One Call Now as a helpful communications tool for your local sports team or church, or you may be using it to communicate with customers or staff, but to your local police department, it’s a life saver. Police departments all over the US utilize One Call Now every day not only for staffing needs, but also in the search for and apprehension of criminals.
During Police Week, we honor those officers who lost their lives protecting our communities. We thank the peace officers who put their lives at risk every day in order to protect ours. Keeping communities safe is no easy task for authorities, but One Call Now helps to protect, inform and engage officers and their units using a single call, text, or e-mail, keeping them— and you—out of harm’s way.