SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The final stages were nearly completed for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue.

Created by former high-profile Oakland police consultant, New York City police commissioner, and Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton, BlueLine is being touted as a site where officers can share their expertise, insight and information securely through video, instant messaging, videoconferencing and screen share capabilities.

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Bratton said BlueLine was conceived earlier this year and created by his New York-based startup, Bratton Technologies. It’s currently being beta-tested among 100 officers within the Los Angeles Police and L.A. County Sheriff’s departments and the University of Southern California’s campus police.

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Bratton says the network was scheduled to launch during the International Association of Police Chiefs’ annual conference in Philadelphia in October.

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