Former NYC Police Commissioner Builds ‘Facebook’ For Police Officers


BlueLine Police Social Network

Former Boston and New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is launching a new “Facebook” for police officers.

The story which was first reported by Reuters and then confirmed in a tweet from Bratton reveals that the site went live for beta testing in mid-June.

BlueLine is currently being tested by 100 officers in the Los Angeles police and sheriff’s departments and via the University of Southern California police department.

The network was built to allow “active law enforcement officers and professionals to find each other and share insights, observations and expertise.”

Much like Facebook the police focused social network includes the ability to post messages, share photos and upload videos. Users can also “like” and “share” content from fellow police officers.

The social network also borrows from LinkedIn by allowing police officers to join specialized networks such as SWAT.

The network is fully secured with privacy at its core. The goal is to keep prying eyes out of the lives of police officers. Because of the privacy factor the network requires various verification steps to be completed when creating a new account and once signed up.

BlueLine was built Bratton Technologies and is funded by San Francisco-based G2 Investment Group.

Do you think a “Facebook” for police officers is a good idea?


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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