In August 2000, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy Vetter was killed making what he believed to be a routine traffic stop for a seatbelt violation. The shooter in that car had made death threats against officers, which were documented months earlier in another department. But that information was never shared because no system existed to connect different departments.
COPsync's co-founders, Shane Rapp and Russell Chaney, colleagues and friends of Trooper Vetter, saw that his life may have been spared if the departments shared information.
COPsync was born so that lives could be saved.
Today, COPsync operates the nation's only law enforcement real-time, information sharing network. The protection provided by COPsync has expanded to community buildings such as schools, banks, hospitals, energy companies and more.
COPsync's co-founders, Shane Rapp and Russell Chaney, as well as colleagues and friends, saw a need for information to be shared across Public Safety and Law Enforcement agencies to manage or avoid tragic events. Operating the nation's only law enforcement real-time, information-sharing network requires some of the best minds in the industry.