Digital Imaging For Safe Schools
As part of its Cutting Edge of Technology project, funded by the National Institute of Justice, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has recently published a guide to digital imaging.
The IACP partnered with Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia in a project to employ digital images taken in schools as the foundation for constructing virtual classrooms to be used during a critical incident.
With the photos compiled from each school, first responders arriving on scene have access to school maps and floor plans either through the Internet or on a CD-ROM. They can then use the 360-degree images to quickly ascertain trouble spots and develop a tactical plan even before entering the building.
The result of this partnership is a how-to resource guide for public safety practitioners and school administrators to use in developing their own response plans.
The guide, published by the IACP Cutting Edge of Technology project, is titled Digital Imaging for Safe Schools: A Public Safety Response to Critical Incidents. To learn more about the IACP’s Cutting Edge of Technology project, click here .