The head of the state’s Office of School Safety says digital facility mapping is expected to “save time and save lives” during violent incidents and medical emergencies.

The office, part of the state Department of Justice, yesterday announced applications are being accepted for the 2021 Wisconsin Act 109 Digital Mapping of School Buildings 2022 grant program. This program will provide reimbursement for school boards and private school governing bodies for critical incident mapping data, a release shows.

“Our law enforcement partners have been telling us that this is going to be helpful, and this is what they feel could save time and save lives,” Trish Kilpin said during a Newsmakers interview hosted by WisconsinEye.

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