DOJ Launches Alert System Geared Towards Law Enforcement
By Beth Baumann
On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the “National Blue Network,” a system designed to provide law enforcement officers with vital information during a threatening situation. The network is similar to the emergency alert system that’s on radio and television warning about severe weather. The alerts will let law enforcement and the public know about “imminent threats” against police officers.
The “blue alerts” will be backed by the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“The men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line to protect and serve the public,” Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio said in a statement. “The Department of Justice is committed to supporting law enforcement, and the National Blue Alert Network will provide this country with the necessary framework for rapid response to help save lives and apprehend criminals who would attack those who bravely protect public safety.”
“It is impossible to measure the impact on our communities when an officer is killed in the line of duty,” ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan told the Washington Examiner. “It is a good day for law enforcement. It is even better for the American communities, …Read the Rest
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