Frederick Police Department Keeping Kids Safe!

“This is a promising new tool for parents to use in keeping track of their children” said Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour.

Frederick, CO – The Lassy Project™, a free smartphone app that helps prevent child abductions, the Town of Frederick and their Police Department are partnering to give parents the peace of mind that their children can travel safely throughout the community.

The Lassy Project™ is relentlessly focused on preventing child abductions. Using a patented combination of GPS, SMS, and crowd-sourcing technology, this program keeps kids safe by immediately alerting parents via text message if their child deviates from their usual routes to places like school or a friend’s house, then, if the child is missing, providing them the ability to press a button and mobilize hundreds of neighbors and community members in seconds to help. This group of community members is called the ‘Lassy Village™’. Every Frederick Police Officer is now in the village and encouraging the rest of the community to join them.

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Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour

During the month of July the entire Frederick police force were trained on how to best utilize the app and register it on all of their cell phones. In this collaborative project, the Town of Frederick Police Department is helping to enroll as many members of the Frederick community as possible into the Village – including parents, community members, first responders, and local businesses. The goal is to grow the Lassy Village™ of Frederick as large as possible. To join the village, simply download and register the Lassy Project app from your app store.

“Getting a message out in seconds to hundreds of individuals right near the area could make the difference between finding the child and not finding the child,” said John Guydon, Co-Founder of The Lassy Project™. “We are honored to be supported by the Frederick Police Department and look forward to working with them to grow the Lassy Village in their community. The bigger the Village, the safer the kids. We are grateful that Frederick embrace this vision for their community.”

“This is a promising new tool for parents to use in keeping track of their children” said Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour. “It is easy to load onto a smart phone and to use. It provides a very fast way to call for help from others who are on the system. I suggest that interested parents look at the presentations on the website and then decide whether to use it.”

About The Lassy Project™
The Lassy Project™ (www.thelassyproject.com) is a free smartphone app that allows parents to create different routes that their kids commonly take such as walking to school. If the child strays from the designated path then an alert is immediately sent to the parents phone via text message. The parent can then choose to call the child and investigate. If the child is safe, the parent can dismiss the alert. But if there is a problem and the child goes missing, the parent can push a single button to activate the most powerful search and rescue team on the planet – The Lassy Village™. This is a group of local community members and other parents who will receive an alert to begin search efforts within seconds near the child’s last known location. To help make The Lassy Project™ successful, join the Lassy Village™ by downloading and registering the FREE smart phone application, to ensure that you are alerted when a child goes missing in your area. For more information, visit http://www.thelassyproject.com

About The Frederick, Colorado
Frederick is a vibrant and growing community along the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains that strives to preserve our small town feel and community togetherness as they grow. For more information, visit http://www.frederickco.gov/

Frederick Police Department is here to protect our community through the preventing of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the recovery and return of property, traffic safety and exemplary service to the public. A well-trained team of officers efficient use of resources, and timely response to calls for service are equally important to this effort.

Frederick Police Department Keeping Kids Safe!

“This is a promising new tool for parents to use in keeping track of their children” said Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour.

Frederick, CO – The Lassy Project™, a free smartphone app that helps prevent child abductions, the Town of Frederick and their Police Department are partnering to give parents the peace of mind that their children can travel safely throughout the community.

The Lassy Project™ is relentlessly focused on preventing child abductions. Using a patented combination of GPS, SMS, and crowd-sourcing technology, this program keeps kids safe by immediately alerting parents via text message if their child deviates from their usual routes to places like school or a friend’s house, then, if the child is missing, providing them the ability to press a button and mobilize hundreds of neighbors and community members in seconds to help. This group of community members is called the ‘Lassy Village™’. Every Frederick Police Officer is now in the village and encouraging the rest of the community to join them.

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Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour

During the month of July the entire Frederick police force were trained on how to best utilize the app and register it on all of their cell phones. In this collaborative project, the Town of Frederick Police Department is helping to enroll as many members of the Frederick community as possible into the Village – including parents, community members, first responders, and local businesses. The goal is to grow the Lassy Village™ of Frederick as large as possible. To join the village, simply download and register the Lassy Project app from your app store.

“Getting a message out in seconds to hundreds of individuals right near the area could make the difference between finding the child and not finding the child,” said John Guydon, Co-Founder of The Lassy Project™. “We are honored to be supported by the Frederick Police Department and look forward to working with them to grow the Lassy Village in their community. The bigger the Village, the safer the kids. We are grateful that Frederick embrace this vision for their community.”

“This is a promising new tool for parents to use in keeping track of their children” said Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour. “It is easy to load onto a smart phone and to use. It provides a very fast way to call for help from others who are on the system. I suggest that interested parents look at the presentations on the website and then decide whether to use it.”

About The Lassy Project™
The Lassy Project™ (www.thelassyproject.com) is a free smartphone app that allows parents to create different routes that their kids commonly take such as walking to school. If the child strays from the designated path then an alert is immediately sent to the parents phone via text message. The parent can then choose to call the child and investigate. If the child is safe, the parent can dismiss the alert. But if there is a problem and the child goes missing, the parent can push a single button to activate the most powerful search and rescue team on the planet – The Lassy Village™. This is a group of local community members and other parents who will receive an alert to begin search efforts within seconds near the child’s last known location. To help make The Lassy Project™ successful, join the Lassy Village™ by downloading and registering the FREE smart phone application, to ensure that you are alerted when a child goes missing in your area. For more information, visit http://www.thelassyproject.com

About The Frederick, Colorado
Frederick is a vibrant and growing community along the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains that strives to preserve our small town feel and community togetherness as they grow. For more information, visit http://www.frederickco.gov/

Frederick Police Department is here to protect our community through the preventing of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the recovery and return of property, traffic safety and exemplary service to the public. A well-trained team of officers efficient use of resources, and timely response to calls for service are equally important to this effort.

Westminster Police Department Embraces The Lassy Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The city of Westminster, Colorado partners with the Lassy Project™ to keep kids safe.

The Lassy Project™ and the city of Westminster are making Westminster safer for our kids and equipping residents with the tools they need to prevent child abductions.

Westminster, CO – The Lassy Project™, a free smartphone app that helps prevent child abductions, and the city of Westminster Police Department are partnering to give parents the peace of mind that their children can travel safely throughout the community.

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After the abduction and murder of Jessica Ridgeway, 3 friends came together and developed The Lassy Project™ which is relentlessly focused on preventing child abductions. Using a patented combination of GPS, SMS, and crowd-sourcing technology, this program keeps kids safe by immediately alerting parents via text message if their child deviates from their usual routes to places like school or a friend’s house, then, if the child is missing, providing them the ability to press a button and mobilize hundreds of neighbors and community members in seconds to help. This group of community members is called the ‘Lassy Village™’. Westminster Police Officers are now in the village and encouraging the rest of the community to join them.

During the week of June 16, 2014, The Lassy Project™ team spoke with and trained the Westminster Police Department employees and officers on how to best utilize the app and ensure that the app is registered on each of their phones. In this collaborative project, the Westminster Police Department is helping to enroll as many members of the Westminster community as possible into the Village – including parents, community members, first responders, and local businesses… The goal is to grow the Lassy Village™ of Westminster as large as possible. To join the village, simply go http://www.thelassyproject.com and select the “join the village” button.

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“Getting a message out in seconds to hundreds of individuals right near the area could make the difference between finding the child and not finding the child,” said John Guydon, Co-Founder of The Lassy Project™. “We are honored to be supported by the Westminster Police Department and look forward to working with them to grow the Lassy Village in their community. The bigger the Village, the safer the kids. We are grateful that Westminster embrace this vision for their community.”

About The Lassy Project™
The Lassy Project™  is a free smartphone app that allows parents to create different routes that their kids commonly take such as walking to school. If the child strays from the designated path then an alert is immediately sent to the parents phone via text message. The parent can then choose to call the child and investigate. If the child is safe, the parent can dismiss the alert. But if there is a problem and the child goes missing, the parent can push a single button to activate the most powerful search and rescue team on the planet – The Lassy Village™. This is a group of local community members and other parents who will receive an alert to begin search efforts within seconds near the child’s last known location. To help make The Lassy Project™ successful, join the Lassy Village™ to ensure that you are alerted when a child goes missing in your area. For more information, visit The Lassy Project website here.

About The Westminster Police Department
The police department is organized into three divisions; administration, special services and patrol services. The police department is lead by Police Chief Lee Birk and is comprised of 183 sworn officers and 79.6 non-sworn employees. For more information, visit their website here.

About Jessica Ridgeway
Jessica was kidnapped on her way to school on October 5, 2012. Her body was found five days later in a field in Arvada. Authorities say Jessica’s killer, then 17, confessed to the kidnapping and slaying. He was arrested October 23. Westminster Police Department was the reporting agency for this case, devoting hundreds of man-hours to seek justice for Jessica. For more information, visit the Jessica Ridgeway Legacy website here.

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The City of Longmont Department of Public Safety partner with the Lassy Project™ to keep kids safe

The Lassy Project™ and the City of Longmont Department of Public Safety are making Longmont safer for our kids and equipping residents with the tools they need to prevent child abductions.

Longmont, CO – The Lassy Project™, a free smartphone app that helps prevent child abductions, and the City of Longmont Department of Public Safety, which is comprised of Police, Fire, Communications Center & Office of Emergency Management, are partnering to give parents the peace of mind that their children can travel safely throughout the community.

The Lassy Project™ is relentlessly focused on preventing child abductions. Using a patented combination of GPS, SMS, and crowd-sourcing technology, this program keeps kids safe by immediately alerting parents via text message if their child deviates from their usual routes to places like school or a friend’s house, then, if the child is missing, providing them the ability to press a button and mobilize hundreds of neighbors and community members in seconds to help. This group of community members is called the ‘Lassy Village™’. Every Longmont Police Officer is now in the village and encouraging the rest of the community to join them.

On February 25, 2014, the Longmont City council voted unanimous to back and support the Lassy Project and help grow the ‘Lassy Village™’ in the Longmont community to keep kids safe.

During the week of May 5–9, 2014, The Lassy Project™ team have spoken with and trained the Longmont Police Officers on how to best utilize the app and ensure that the app is registered on each of their phones. In this collaborative project, the City of Longmont Department of Public Safety is helping to enroll as many members of the Longmont community as possible into the Village – including parents, community members, first responders, and local businesses. The goal is to grow the Lassy Village™ of Longmont as large as possible. To join the village, simply go http://www.thelassyproject.com and select the “join the village” button.

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“Getting a message out in seconds to hundreds of individuals right near the area could make the difference between finding the child and not finding the child,” said John Guydon, Co-Founder of The Lassy Project™. “We are honored to be supported by the City of Longmont & their Department of Public Safety and look forward to working with them to grow the Lassy Village in their community. The bigger the Village, the safer the kids. We are grateful that Longmont embrace this vision for their community.”

About The Lassy Project™
The Lassy Project™  is a free smartphone app that allows parents to create different routes that their kids commonly take such as walking to school. If the child strays from the designated path then an alert is immediately sent to the parents phone via text message. The parent can then choose to call the child and investigate. If the child is safe, the parent can dismiss the alert. But if there is a problem and the child goes missing, the parent can push a single button to activate the most powerful search and rescue team on the planet – The Lassy Village™. This is a group of local community members and other parents who will receive an alert to begin search efforts within seconds near the child’s last known location. To help make The Lassy Project™ successful, join the Lassy Village™ to ensure that you are alerted when a child goes missing in your area. For more information, visit http://www.thelassyproject.com

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About The Longmont Department of Public Safety
The Longmont Department of Public Safety is comprised of Longmont Police, Fire, Communications Center and Office of Emergency Management. Their commitment is to work in partnership with our citizens in creating and preserving exceptional public safety for those who live in, work in, or visit our community. This commitment is reflected in our mission statement: “To protect and to serve with integrity and professionalism in partnership with the people of Longmont.” For more information, go to http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/public_safety.htm

Want to get first responders in your area to be partners with the Lassy Project?

Drop a quick email to us at team@thelassyproject.com and we will get you the materials you need to make it happen.

 

 

For Immediate Release – Community Challenge: Boulder, CO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : February 26, 2014
CONTACT: Holly Peterson, The Lassy Project
hp@thelassyproject.com / 817.988.6618

 The Lassy Projectlaunches Community Challenge event on March 1, 2014 in Boulder, CO to keep kids safe.

The Lassy Project is making Boulder, CO safer for our kids and equipping residents with the tools they need to prevent child abductions.

Boulder, COThe Lassy Project™, a free smartphone app that helps prevent child abductions, is launching its first ever Community Challenge event on March 1, 2014 to make Boulder, CO a safer place for kids and to give parents the peace of mind that their children can travel safely throughout the community. The Community Challenge will begin at 11:00am in the Pearl Street Mall vicinity. Hundreds of community members are expected to participate at this first event.

The Lassy Project™ is relentlessly focused on preventing child abductions. Using a patented combination of GPS, SMS, and crowd-sourcing technology, this program keeps kids safe by immediately alerting parents via text message if their child deviates from their usual routes to places like school or a friend’s house. Then, if the child is missing, the Lassy Project™ app provides parents the ability to press a button and mobilize hundreds of neighbors and community members in seconds to help.  This group of community members is called the ‘Lassy Village’. Every resident in the city of Boulder, CO is encouraged to join the Village so that they are eligible to compete in the Boulder Community Challenge event on March 1, 2014.

Before the Community Challenge takes place, the Lassy Project™ team is enrolling as many members of the Boulder area as possible into the Village – including parents, community members, first responders, and local businesses.  The goal is to grow the Village of Boulder as large as possible in anticipation of the upcoming Community Challenge event. The event will begin on Saturday, March 1st, at 11:00am in the Pearl Street Mall vicinity. During this event, the city of Boulder will be challenged to see how quickly they can find a “missing child” using the free Lassy Project™ app. Participants will race to find the “missing child” and have the opportunity to win valuable prizes along the way. To participate, simply join the Village or download and register the free Lassy Project™ app from your smartphone’s app store.

“Getting a message out in seconds to hundreds of individuals right near the area could make the difference between finding the child and not finding the child,” said John Guydon, Co-Founder of The Lassy Project™. “We are honored to be supported by the Boulder community and look forward to working with them as the first of many cities to host the Lassy Project Community Challenge. The bigger the Village, the safer the kids.”

About The Lassy Project™

The Lassy Project™ (www.thelassyproject.com) is a free smartphone app that allows parents to create different routes that their kids commonly take such as walking to school. If the child strays from the designated path then an alert is immediately sent to the parents phone via text message. The parent can then choose to call the child and investigate. If the child is safe, the parent can dismiss the alert. But if there is a problem and the child goes missing, the parent can push a single button to activate the most powerful search and rescue team on the planet – The Lassy Village™. This is a group of local community members and other parents who will receive an alert to begin search efforts within seconds near the child’s last known location. To help make The Lassy Project™ successful, join the Lassy Village™ to ensure that you are alerted when a child goes missing in your area. For more information, visit http://www.thelassyproject.com.

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