To encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``National Blue Alert Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act-- (1) the term ``Coordinator'' means the Blue Alert Coordinator of the Department of Justice designated under section 4(a); (2) the term ``Blue Alert'' means information relating to the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty sent through the network; (3) the term ``Blue Alert plan'' means the plan of a State, unit of local government, or Federal agency participating in the network for the dissemination of information received as a Blue Alert; (4) the term ``network'' means the Blue Alert communications network established by the Attorney General under section 3; and (5) term ``State'' means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
SEC. 3. BLUE ALERT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.
The Attorney General shall establish a national Blue Alert communications network within the Department of Justice to issue Blue Alerts through the initiation, facilitation, and promotion of Blue Alert plans, in coordination with States, units of local government,...