SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Solomon’s Shield, a new app for managing emergency and non-emergency law enforcement engagements has quickly reached over 30,000 downloads. The app, which is essentially in its beta release, is gaining traction globally without marketing. Solomon’s Shield exists to help prevent escalations before, during, and after police and law enforcement interactions. The app is free and encourages people to know the full extent of their rights and how to navigate these situations.

Over the past couple of years, there has been a national conversation about harnessing the potential of technology to improve law enforcement and community relations. The technology has been focused on advanced data analytics and defusing otherwise tense situations between citizens and law enforcement.

Solomon’s Shield is citizen-centric, and focuses on educating the citizen first during a tense time and if things escalate provide evidence from their perspective. The app was released in the Apple store in July of 2017 and Google Play store in September of 2017 for limited user testing. It has since gained momentum and has been featured in articles, blogs and podcasts. It has been downloaded in a number of other countries and has been used for citizens in tense situations; «I’m walking down the street, managed to livestream someone catcalling and harassing me! So, thanks.» – Cittykat1928 (Apple Store).

The vision for the app is to help make sure citizens understand their rights in certain situations and that police officers, who may not have body cameras recording, are accountable to following procedures. Solomon’s Shield is the brainchild of an African American Attorney and his partner. They understand the facts. Attorney James Jarman III says, «The stakes are too high in our communities. We must do what we can to protect both the lives of citizens and law enforcement officials, ultimately reducing the probability of deadly police encounters.»

Solomon’s Shield takes a step toward a more informed, safer population. The ultimate goal is ensuring both law enforcement and citizens remain as safe as possible. In situations where encounters escalate, it provides another perspective. The app is available to download free at the following links:

*Disclaimer: Currently the legality of recording interactions with law enforcement may differ from area to area and it is up to the user to be familiar with the laws in their area, state, or country before making any such recording.

For more information, contact:

James C. Jarman III, Esq.
[email protected]

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