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Cops may be getting their own social network. Former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton, most recently a high-profile Oakland police consultant, has created BlueLine, a social network exclusively for police officers, reports CBS. According to Bratton, BlueLine is a site officers can use to share tips, their expertise on certain issues, and post their insights and information. This social network would be accomplished securely through instant messaging, video conferencing, and screen share capabilities.
BlueLine is currently in its testing stages, and is being beta-tested among 100 officers working in Los Angeles County. The testers include officers from the LAPD, the LA County Sheriff's departments, and even the University of Southern California's campus police, reports CBS.
But is BlueLine a good idea or just another place to exchange gossip from last night's Policeman's Ball? Here are some factors to consider:
Ready or not, Bratton states that BlueLine is scheduled to launch at the International Association of Police Chiefs' annual conference in Philadelphia, set to take place in October, reports CBS.
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