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Chardon Local Schools Connects Directly to First Responders with an Instant Line of Communication

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director

Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST


Learn how Chardon Local Schools in Ohio has transformed safety for their students and staff. By implementing SchoolSAFE, MOTOTRBO™ digital radios and APX™ 4500 base station with O2 control heads, schools are able to communicate directly with public safety in an emergency.

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Discover why real-life training is integral to their success. Join the webinar to hear directly from the Chardon Local Schools Superintendent, the County Police Sheriff, and the President of SchoolSAFE Communications, Inc. about their experience and to interact with them during the Q&A session.

School safety is so important, this is one story you won’t want to miss.

If you are unable to make the scheduled time, we encourage you to register anyway to receive the full archived recording following the live event.


Sheriff Dan McClelland

No stranger to public safety. Sheriff McClelland has served Geauga County for nearly 39 years as a member of the Sheriff’s Office. He began as a Deputy in 1976, before quickly being promoted to full time Deputy Sheriff, then to Sergeant, Lieutenant, and eventually Chief Deputy.  He has since served as the Geauga County Sheriff every since his unanimous appointment in 2003.


 Dr. Michael P. Hanlon, Jr.

Dr. Hanlon is Superintendent of the Chardon Local Schools, appointed to the district’s top post in June 2013. Before his appointment in Chardon, he served as Superintendent of the Painesville City Schools for fifteen years.  Outside of being a passionate educator, Dr. Hanlon’s interests include ice hockey, all forms of outdoor activities, and cooking.



 Patrick Hobby

Patrick Hobby is an entrepreneur, an inventor (holding 7 US patents), and presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of QDS and SchoolSAFE Communications Incorporated here in Colorado in 2004. He has been with Motorola for over 15 years and has over 28 years of experience with all types of Public Safety E911 communications interoperability systems and procedures.





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