PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools annnounced that the Broward County School Board approved an agreement with the Broward Sheriff's Office allowing BSO access to real-time video feeds. This access would be used in circumstances which present an immediate need for law enforcement to protect the health and safety of students and staff. Providing real-time video feeds to law enforcement was a recommendation made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. "This collaboration with BSO is one more step to making our schools safer. We look forward to moving ahead with this agreement," said Superintendent Robert W Runcie." We intend to work with other local law enforcement agencies to provide similar access to our surveillance video feeds."
The announcement by BCPS did not include a plan or timeline of when real-time video feeds would be available in schools. BCPS was contacted and did not have specificson the plan of implementing real-time video feeds at time of this publication.