In an effort to improve campus safety and security for students and staff, visitors gaining access to Detroit Public Schools are now background-checked through FAST-PASS.
FAST-PASS is the visitor management system developed by Security Identification Systems Corp. (SISCO). The system scans visitors’ driver licenses and State ID cards and cross-checks the information with national sex-offender registries.
Individuals who are identified as sex offenders will be denied entry to school buildings, and visitors who pass the background check will be issued temporary photo ID badges. The badges print in about 15 seconds and indicate which area of the school the visitor may have access to.
The system also allows DPS to create its own database of people who are barred from entering school buildings. The state of Michigan is reported to have approximately 42,500 sex offenders.
SISCO has also provided the school system with a photo identification badge solution easily identifying students and staff.