Freebee Friday: Software on the Beat
The last thing any administrator or teacher wants to think about is how to deal with a crime on school grounds, but ignoring it can be even worse. As its name implies School COP can help get a handle on everything from an assault to theft. The free software is an oldie but goodie that lets staffers record and analyze everything from a rule violation to criminal activity. It works on a variety of 32-bit Windows platforms, but not Macs, and lets schools map where the incident took place and describe it. The school or district can graph similar incidents, search the database for similar activities and produce reports. The latest version has a training video.