PARSIPPANY, NJ - A new app has been created to help students, teachers and parents anonymously report threats to school safety. There is now a free mobile app that is live and once downloaded can enable the reporting of behavior that could potentially disrupt classroom security. This includes the ability to issue alerts regarding bullying, harassment and substance abuse as well as potential violence.
The app is called RSVP-3 which stands for Responsible School Violence Prevention, Preparation, Protection. It is a component of a multi-faceted program between the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, in response to recent school shootings that that occurred in our country.
"CrimeStoppers was proud to fund this new App, which will help make our schools safer. As Sheriff Jim Gannon said this morning, we don't want to lock children up that are at risk to harm others. We want to help them and get them back in the classroom and on to becoming productive citizens before something bad happens", Chairman John Sette of Crime Stoppers had to say.
On October 10th, 2019 at the Public Safety Training Academy, Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas A. Zelante, on behalf of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, joined Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Butler Police Chief Ciro Chimento, President of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, and other Morris County law enforcement and school officials to announce the launch of a free mobile app called RSVP-3 Morris County, NJ. Students, school staff and parents can use the free app to anonymously report threats to school safety and behavior that could disrupt classroom security, such as bullying, harassment, substance abuse or potential violence.
To Download and use the app:
- Go to the Google Play store or Apple App Store on your mobile device.
Search for RSVP-3 Morris County, NJ.
Once installed, open the application
Enter a unique four-digit passcode that you will remember and use as a login.
Tips to the app are monitored by law enforcement professionals working cooperatively with school officials in real-time, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Funding for the app was made possible by the Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers program, and the behavioral threat assessment curriculum on behalf of the Morris County Board of Freeholders and the federal Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).
“The app is a tool that students, who may not be comfortable reporting disturbing information in person, can reliably inform the police and school personnel to avert a tragedy,” Sheriff Gannon said in an issued press release.