Obama’s Inauguration Security Detail Relies on Cooper Notification


Nearly 60 law enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C., and surrounding jurisdictions will rely on Cooper Notification’s patented Roam Secure Alert Network™ (RSAN™) during President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.

The interoperable emergency text messaging system, Alert DC, will coordinate the largest security and safety operation for a presidential inauguration in the nation’s history.

Surrounding counties and cities will be able to respond to threats by sending text messages to coordinate security and emergency efforts among the different law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Capitol Police, and the U.S. Military or targeted groups such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and FBI. Law enforcement personnel will reply to alerts through RSAN’s two-way communications system.

“What better way to communicate to all of the different agencies during the largest security operation than with an interoperable system that has been reliable and effective for [area agencies] for more than five years,” says Ratna Reddi, vice president of marketing and business development, Cooper Notification.

To create a safer and more secure environment for the 56th Presidential Inauguration, Alert DC will also allow officials to communicate emergency information to the public via text messages during the four-day ceremony at the nation’s Capitol, where more than 70 inaugural events will take place from Jan. 18-21.

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