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Seventh school district signs onto Morris County Sheriff’s RSVP-3 mobile app to report school threats

RIVERDALE BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – The Riverdale Board of Education has become the seventh school district to adopt the Morris County Sheriff’s Office RSVP-3 mobile application.

There were approximately 35 members of the community present at a meeting on Thursday, May 12, to hear information on the adoption of the application and its intended use. Parents, students, and faculty were in attendance.

Currently the School Districts of the Chathams, Denville, Mendham Boro K-8, Morris VoTech, East Hanover, and Madison are participating.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James Gannon released the “RSVP-3 Morris County, NJ” mobile application on October 10, 2019. RSVP-3 Morris County provides the most advanced and up-to-date reporting platform by using readily accessible modern technology, equipment, and professional resources.

This application can be used as a valuable tool for law enforcement, education professionals, mental health partners, students, parents, and community members. All stakeholders can connect, discover, and anonymously report any act or instance of concern.

An instance of concern may be an event that negatively affects, threatens, or harasses themselves or another individual, a friend, a whole family or family member, a school, or the community.

The reported information is received in real time by trained professionals where it is forwarded to the appropriate investigative team. This program’s purpose is to counteract violence, intercept any school threat, report repeated harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying. Once reported, the program assists in establishing a connection to those impacted and line of support to students, educators, parents, and community members. The individual who reports their concern always has the option to remain anonymous.

The application can be downloaded through the Google Play Store and/or the Apple Store by typing in “RSVP-3 Morris County, NJ”.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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