Emergency Alerts (Watch)

Emergency Alerts (Watch)

SB 1116 (Simmons) authorizes local law enforcement agencies to activate the Emergency Alert System and issue an Imminent Threat alert when the agency confirms that an imminent threat to the public exists. This alert extends to both public and private schools and requires them to go into lockdown immediately following the event if certain criteria are met. The bill defines an “imminent threat” as an event where a person has been killed or severely injured, the suspect has fled the scene and the local law enforcement agency has determined that the suspect poses a threat to the public. (Cook)