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Iowa tests secure school-based Wi-Fi service for officers

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials are testing a service that will provide secure, high-speed Wi-Fi internet access to officers parked outside schools.

The Des Moines Register ( ) reports that Iowa Public Safety Commissioner Roxann Ryan announced the pilot project Monday. The Marshalltown, Martensdale and Norwalk school districts will be part of the state's pilot project. Officials hope to expand the service across the state.

The service will be available to law enforcement and other emergency responders to assist with incidents at schools. Ryan says officers on routine patrols also will be able to stop at schools and use the service to transmit reports and download information. The officers also will be able to view surveillance camera information at districts that have internet-based surveillance systems.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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