This application is restricted only to active law enforcement officers in good standing of a federal, state or local law enforcement agency, or a retired officer in good standing, as defined in accordance with 18 USC § 926C, a “qualified retired law enforcement officer.”
The Hero Network™ is a voluntary, nonprofit foundation of federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The Hero Network™ forms a Social Protection Network™ dedicated to reducing law enforcement response time to active school shooting incidents.
When installed, the app will alert officers of an active school shooting emergency. The alerts are sent to all on duty and off duty officers who are in close proximity to the incident.
The app alerts the officers, displays a mapped location of the school, reports how many uniformed and plain clothes officers have acknowledged the alert AND provides a timer from the onset of the initial alert.
The app is part of a system that simultaneously calls the appropriate 911 call center.
ALL federal, state and local law enforcement officers, including certified retirees, are encouraged to download the app and join the Hero Network™ today!
You must certify that you are a law enforcement officer during the signup process. Your signup will be fully vetted before your app will be activated.
Impersonating a law enforcement officer is punishable to the extent of a felony violation.
Please be aware that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Removed support for iOS versions older than 11.0 to resolve security vulnerabilities
Ratings and Reviews
Ditties on lack of info.
I also am just disappointed that when I receive a notice of an incident that I have to search other sources for information. Even with the new text messaging system, all I get when I click on the hyperlink is the Hero 911 page with a banner saying "info not found."
Fortunately I have not had to test the active shooter notification. With that said, I pray that it works more efficiently and the information portion of this app.
I hope someone at Hero 911 is listening! Thank you anyways for an excellent concept, and what I hope is the beginning stages of a great app.
Developer Response ,
Hi YnotBloom, Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you are referring to our information only Situational Awareness Messaging System (NSAMS), which is sent to all Hero911 LEOs across the US to keep them informed of shootings that are taking place nationwide. It is part of our mission to keep the LEOs informed of these tragedies.
When you receive the informational message, you should be redirected to https://hero911.org/nsams, which contains the information about the situation you are referring to. If you are not getting to this page, there may be a problem with the browser redirect on your device. Please contact our tech support at 618.876.9111 if you would like help with this issue.
Our actual emergency alert, from a Guard911 protected property, that is sent only to nearby LEOs to notify them of an actual emergency, is nearly instantaneous and does not use a browser redirect.
We do complete successful tests of our system every week, all across the US, and the emergency system performs exceptionally well.
We hope you consider changing your rating based on this information.
Part of leaving feedback is that it is accurate and helps one make a good decision for themselves. There have been some founders and users here being attached to the app and really wanting it to be great. Members have gone as for to re-review people maybe like myself when they have received feedback. There have been some reviews of too many alerts and let me explain what would be great. Hero911 has limited settings to make this effective for the violence that you can have an impact on. Basically you get what anyone posts even when it not in your effective area even a mile out of your area could be the distance that makes it unusable and more like news. I hope it can rapidly save lives. It’s still a social environment like the news. It’s limited to active officers and vets. Which historically civilians have a much higher rate of success in communicating situations that are violent to authorities or civilians around that can help. Really if there was an app like this that was civilian based with a narrow geo fence that civilians armed or not could support a situation that would really save lives 10 fold. Facebook should consider a option to report a crime, register your CCW License or law enforcement options when you register would have the effect that is proposed here. They are international and have the biggest effective user base. Everyone reading this probably already has a Facebook page and doesn’t need more news.
Great in Theory
Things I like: news and updates for shootings all over the country long before any national coverage gets it out
Dislike: This app is great in theory. What it fails to take into account is how many teachers in schools have no training or experience in life or death scenarios. A shadow lingers across their outside window, and BAM they’re hitting the Hero911 alert on School Guard. 2 kids are fighting in the cafeteria: time to hit the app again. Teachers also loving testing new programs to see how well they work... A school I work in implemented a similar program through their computers, and they found around 5 of the 150 teachers were hitting the panic alert daily. Cops are trained in what scenarios are actually dangerous. Teachers teach.
Like I said. The app is great in theory, but I don’t trust 90% of teachers to know when not to push the button and to remember to push it when adrenaline puts them in Condition Black.
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- 31.1 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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