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BRATTON TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES BLUELINE: THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL NETWORK BUILT EXCLUSIVELY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Over 1,000 Chiefs and Commanding Officers Representing All 50 States Sign-On in First 48 Hours
Bratton Technologies announced the launch of BlueLine™, the first professional network built exclusively for law enforcement. The network was launched at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 120th annual conference in Philadelphia. Over 1,000 chiefs of police and commanding officers, representing all 50 states, have joined the network in its first 48 hours of operation.
Developed by a team of leading law enforcement and technology professionals, BlueLine is led by CEO William J. Bratton, former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and Commissioner of both the New York and Boston Police Departments. David Riker, a veteran of several technology start-ups, is president of the company. Jack Weiss, a former assistant U.S. Attorney and member of the Los Angeles City Council, is Chief Strategy Officer.
BlueLine is a web-based professional network for law enforcement officials, designed to foster communication and collaboration between both individual officers and agencies. Delivering traditional professional networking capabilities, along with video conferencing, directories, group discussions, instant messaging and a centralized marketplace, the network is designed to be a safe communications hub for law enforcement agencies nationwide. Membership is limited to active law enforcement professionals and is free to join.
“Information sharing helps cops do a better job of keeping our communities safe,” Bratton said. "BlueLine is infield chatter for police officers, on a national scale, in real time, and for free. BlueLine crowdsources the best and brightest in American policing, so innovations in crime-fighting and training and all manner of expertise can be shared to the instant benefit of everyone."
The BlueLine network was beta-tested by the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angles Sheriff’s Department and the University of Southern California police force.
"BlueLine continues the IACP's tradition of leading the charge for innovation in law enforcement," IACP President Craig T. Steckler said. "It’s another prime example of how technology is bringing the law enforcement community closer and we are pleased that Bratton Technologies chose to introduce BlueLine at the world's leading law enforcement conference."
Built to Criminal Justice Information Standards, BlueLine deploys a layered security protocol that incorporates several levels of user authentication and underlying infrastructure protection. Revenues are generated by advertising and e-commerce through BlueLine’s first-of-its kind marketplace. The company is venture-backed by a group of angel investors.
About Bratton Technologies and BlueLine™
Headquartered in New York City, Bratton Technologies develops industry-specific professional networks. Its first commercially available offering is BlueLine, the first-ever professional network built exclusively for law enforcement. Designed to foster communication and collaboration between individual officers, police departments, sheriff’s offices and even labor unions, BlueLine delivers traditional professional networking capabilities, along with video conferencing, directories, groups, instant messaging and a centralized marketplace. The network is designed to be a safe communications hub for law enforcement agencies nationwide. For more information, visit www.brattontech.com or register at www.bluelineconnect.com