It's named after Massillon police officer Eric Taylor who was shot and killed by a man in August who had threatened cops before. Police believe the system will save lives in the future.
The Taylor Alert flashes a red screen on an officer's automated data system when the identity of anyone known to have made threats against police is entered.
Fifty-one-year-old Donald Mathews had threatened cops before and then killed Taylor in a shootout on August 9.
Once the criteria is ironed out, all state law enforcement agencies will have equal access to alert each other about potential threats to police.