The Missouri Homeland Security Alert Network (Alert Network) builds and expands on an existing alert network previously developed to provide emergency messaging capabilities by the Department of Public Safety/Office of Homeland Security for school officials. The original alert network was provided at no cost to the state or to the participants, through a cooperative agreement between the Missouri School Boards’ Association and DPS. The original system facilitated emergency messaging to all schools that chose to participate, both public and private, at the K-12 and higher education level. The network is activated on the authority of the Director of Public Safety, and managed jointly by the Office of Homeland Security and the Missouri Information Analysis Center. Read more...

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