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Panic button to be installed at Municipal Building

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro's Municipal Building will be the first in the state to have a panic button installed in it.

The Jonesboro City Council approved a resolution Tuesday to enter into an agreement with Rave Mobile Safety to place the panic button system in the building for one year at no cost to the city.

The Rave Panic Button System will be installed at the Jonesboro Municipal Building in 2016.

In a previous council committee meeting, Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott explained how Jonesboro's Municipal Building would be a "pilot program."

"They want us to be the first municipal center in the state to do this," Chief Elliott said. "It just gives another layer of security to the people in city hall."

The Rave Mobile Safety Panic Button System was installed in school districts across Arkansas in 2015 after the passage of House Bill 1653.

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