BlueLine—Social Media for LEOs—to Launch at IACP Conference

Bill Bratton is preparing to launch the first comprehensive social…

Bill Bratton is preparing to launch the first comprehensive social media network for police officers – a kind of Facebook for cops.

The network, known as BlueLine, will be launched globally at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Philadelphia in October.

BlueLine is part of a growing trend in high-tech information-sharing among law enforcement agencies that proponents say is producing a force-multiplying effect on crime-fighting in an era of dwindling police budgets and manpower. The collaboration enables better communication between different jurisdictions and helps police identify patterns of criminality.

The company behind BlueLine, Bratton Technologies, was founded to develop the proprietary product, and aims to generate revenue from a spectrum of cop-related products – everything “from socks to Glocks,” said BT Chief Strategy Officer Jack Weiss.

Read more at CNBC.com.

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