About BOLO Cop
BOLO Cop is a web based communication program that uses the most up-to date technology to provide police agencies with an easy, direct and free method of distributing crime related information to the general public. It was created in 2012 by Vickie Owen, Crime Prevention Officer with the Gilbert Police Department and Steven Mueller, owner of The Stevens Company, a national website development company.
In an effort to expand communication between police agencies and the communities they serve, Vickie Owen, then President of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association (ACPA, Inc.) began discussions regarding a business merger with Peggy and Paul Secaur, the owners of Fax Net 1. After more than 23 years of dedicated service to the community, Peggy and Paul Secaur transferred their business concept to the ACPA. Together with Steve Mueller of The Stevens Company the new BOLO Cop program was created.
Vickie Owen & Steve Mueller, with State Officials & ACPA Board Members
Today, the BOLO Cop program is used by hundreds of federal and state law enforcement officials. Once authorized, law enforcement can create a “Be On the Look Out” BOLO Alert that can be distributed in a variety of ways to inform citizen’s about such things as; a missing person, absconded and wanted criminals, lost and found property and/or just to pass along information to about specific crime trends. Individuals as well as businesses must register to receive this critical police information.
Soon, BOLO Cop will be home to a new national registry known as the “Silver Directory”. Through a simple enrollment form, the general public can add information about a loved one suffering from dementia. Once registered, law enforcement can access the information, making it easier for police to find that individuals home should they be found or should a Silver Alert need to be activated on the individual.
Through grant funding and corporate advertisement, the site will remain free to all users, receivers and viewers.
Who are Peggy and Paul Secaur of Fax Net 1?
Peggy & Paul Secaur
Sadly, Paul Secaur passed away December 8, 2014.