Tri-County School Safety Pilot Project

The Tri-County School Safety Pilot Project is a collaboration between the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation, GeoComm, our local school districts, and our county 9-1-1 emergency dispatch centers.

The project’s goal is to provide better situational awareness and improved response time to school incidents with:

2D indoor school maps, developed by GeoComm, displayed in 9-1-1 emergency dispatch mapping software allowing caller locations to be pinpointed within buildings for the dispatchers to relay to first responders.

New and upgraded GeoComm mapping software at Stearns, Sherburne, and Benton County’s dispatch centers that displays the most accurate wireless caller locations using RapidSOS technology.

Rave Panic Button, available to school faculty and administrators allowing them to easily connect to 9-1-1 and communicate with other school staff for first response to emergency situations.

The high schools participating in the pilot project include:

  • Apollo High School
  • Tech High School
  • McKinley – ALC
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
  • Sartell High School
  • Cathedral High School
  • Big Lake High School

 Our partner:

Geo-Comm, Inc. (GeoComm), located in downtown St. Cloud, was founded in 1995 to provide local governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services.  In 2013 Granite Equity invested and partnered with Geocomm when founders Dan Rudningen and President/CEO Tom Grones and his wife Janet Grones, former VP of Operations, retired from daily operations. Tom and Janet both currently serve as members of GeoComm’s Board of Directors and remain committed to the company’s future.  As a Granite Equity company, GeoComm is able to provide the most technologically advanced public safety GIS solutions to our customers and remains committed to providing exceptional GIS for public safety. Throughout GeoComm’s 24 year history the company has continued to grow and now serves more than 12,000 dispatchers in over 750 emergency 9-1-1 centers in the United States, helping keep more than 100 million people safe.  To learn more about GeoComm and Granite Equity Partners visit