SIRENS - School Incident Reporting Examination Notification System

In collaboration with local law enforcement and the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office, the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency {KRESA} established an electronic reporting system, called the School Incident Reporting Examination Notification System {SIRENS}. The SIRENS application provides a digital mechanism to alert school districts of students that may pose a safety concern to students and staff. Each day, the SIRENS system receives an electronic update from the Prosecutor's Office database. This update contains case information on juvenile petitions submitted to their office, as well as disposition information on cases that proceeded through the juvenile system formally. If there is an authorized case involving a student who is charged as an adult the Prosecutor's Office manually enters the case information into the SIRENS system. If a law enforcement agency has a reportable incident but will not submit the case to the Prosecutor's Office for criminal charges, the case may be entered manually into the SIRENS system.