NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NYPD Commissioner-Select Bill Bratton today announced that co-founder Dave Riker will succeed him at Bratton Technologies, which has developed BlueLine, the fast-growing public safety network.
“Dave has charted the phenomenal launch of BlueLine,” Bratton said. “Dave and Jack Weiss co-founded Bratton Technologies with me from scratch earlier this year, and BlueLine is already the leading public safety network in the nation.”
“Our first month stats have been stunning,” Bratton continued. “Nearly 1,000 law enforcement agencies, in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, are already represented on BlueLine. Dave will ensure that BlueLine’s remarkable growth only accelerates.”
“Dave and Jack, our chief strategist, will remain at the helm at Bratton Technologies while I return to policing,” Bratton said.
“When I last served at the NYPD I developed Compstat, which is now the industry standard in crime-fighting,” Bratton said. “It is fitting that I re-enter the NYPD having developed BlueLine, the platform that is revolutionizing how officers communicate, collaborate, and share information.”
Riker brings a wealth of technology and operational experience to Bratton Technologies, where he has served as President and COO. Prior to Bratton Technologies, he was managing director, third party compliance screening at Kroll, the global risk management firm. Before Kroll, he was founder and CEO of Storm Exchange, a weather derivatives start-up. He has also held senior management posts with Marsh & McLennan Companies and St. Paul Companies.
“I congratulate Bill on his return to the NYPD, taking on what may be the most important job in policing for the second time in his epic career,” said Riker. “BlueLine was built specifically to address the communications shortcomings Bill saw in law enforcement. Jack and I look forward to keeping the company on a rapid pace.”
Launched in October, BlueLine is a web-based professional network for law enforcement officials, designed to foster communication and collaboration between both individual officers and agencies. BlueLine delivers traditional professional networking capabilities, along with video conferencing, directories, group discussions, instant messaging and a centralized marketplace, BlueLine is designed to be a safe communications hub for law enforcement agencies nationwide. Membership is limited to active law enforcement professionals and is free to join.