Welcome!

News Feed Item

Connecticut Police Departments Form Social Media Consortium Through BlueLine Professional Network

Chiefs of police and commanding officers representing Connecticut’s major city law enforcement agencies announced the creation of a new social media consortium at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 120th annual conference in Philadelphia, this week. Designed to foster real-time communication between Connecticut police departments, the consortium will utilize BlueLine™, the first professional network built exclusively for law enforcement, to facilitate active dialogue between officers.

Led by the New Haven Police Department, the social media initiative brings together officers from Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Yale University and Connecticut Public Safety.

“BlueLine is a fantastic way for us to stay connected and continuously share information,” said New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman. “We’ll save time and money by video conferencing securely with colleagues from across the state and we’ll be able to quickly build a network of skill sets and areas of expertise that will help us keep the state of Connecticut safe.”

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. 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.

“Collaboration is the single most important ingredient to good police work,” said Bratton. “By forming a digital consortium on BlueLine, Connecticut’s police departments are demonstrating their commitment to breaking down silos and working together to improve public safety.”

Membership in BlueLine is limited to active law enforcement professionals and is free to join. The network is built to Criminal Justice Information Standards and deploys a layered security protocol that incorporates several levels of user authentication and underlying infrastructure protection.

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

About the New Haven Police Department

Formed in 1861, the New Haven Police Department is the largest municipal police agency in the state of Connecticut, with a sworn officer and civilian staff of about 500. The department is led by Chief Dean M. Esserman and a command staff of four assistant chiefs. The department is made up of the Patrol Division, Investigative Services Division, Emergency Services Division, Bureau of Identification, Traffic Division, Intelligence Unit, Shooting Task Force, Street Interdiction Unit, School Resource Officers, Internal Affairs and Police Academy. These divisions are supported by dozens of units.

The department pioneered community based policing after its introduction in New York City over two decades ago. The NHPD model and its many professional partnerships with groups such as the Yale University Child Study Centre and “Project Longevity” have been emulated by departments across the country and overseas.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CAST Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CAST was founded more than 25 years ago to make the invisible visible. Built around the idea that even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages, CAST provides the software intelligence that matter ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...