The National Blue Alert Network seeks to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States. Blue Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information to law enforcement agencies, media, and the public to aid in the apprehension of offenders who have killed or seriously injured or pose an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement. Blue Alerts can also be issued when an officer is missing in the line of duty. Blue Alerts can be transmitted via wireless devices and through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in the same manner as AMBER Alerts.
The COPS Office administers the National Blue Alert Network. As part of its work to support the National Blue Alert Network, the COPS Office tracks shootings of officers (both fatal and non- fatal) on a monthly basis and prepares annual reports for public dissemination. The goal is to better understand the nature and frequency of incidents that could give rise to the issuance of a Blue Alert. These types of felonious shooting attacks account for nearly all situations where a Blue Alert would most likely be used.
Under this solicitation, the COPS Office seeks applications for a project to support the COPS Office coordination efforts through:
For more information about the objectives and activities, see the following link: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2023ProgramDocs/bluealert/solicitation.pdf#page=4
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