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Maryland Implements 'Blue Alert' for Crimes Against LE

June 26, 2010  | 

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced he's speeding up implementation of a system that would notify the public when there has been an assault on an officer to help law enforcement find the suspect, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The notification system will be called Blue Alert and will be similar to the Amber Alert system to identify missing children and Silver Alert to find missing seniors.

The move was, in part, precipitated by the shooting of Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown.

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oldhag @ 6/26/2010 4:55 PM

So now the police are a special class of victims...like old people and little children...and the public is supposed to have a special concern for their well being...What?

Chris Bagley @ 6/29/2010 9:38 AM

It has been interesting to see more and more LE agencies adopt these digital communications systems. I was a reporter for a newspaper in the San Diego suburbs in October 2006, when the wildfires raged through 100 or 200 square miles in and around San Diego. Several public-safety agencies (including the SD County Sheriff's Dept., I think) had jointly started to use Reverse 911. More local agencies in SoCal started adopting R911 after those fires. Now we've got Blue Alerts, Amber Alerts, et cetera. It's all pretty amazing.

My company has developed a two-way alert system as part of a social-networking tool for law enforcement and concerned citizens. There are other features, too: For example, residents can notify LE when their homes will be vacant, as a precaution against burglary. If you’re interested, see:

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Interactive-Defense-LLC-Signs-First-Major-Partner-for-Interactive-Defense-System-1281202.htm or contact [email protected]

Chris Bagley @ 6/29/2010 11:12 AM

More about Interactive Defense public-safety networking: http://f3technologies.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/technology-for-direct-communications-between-police-and-citizens/

Chris Bagley @ 6/29/2010 11:35 AM

In response to OldHag, I don't think police officers want or deserve to be a special class of victims, but the murder of a police officer undermines the safety of all citizens, so it's important that we work especially hard to deter and prosecute these murders.

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