I saw this early this week and went to the DOJ site. I din’t see any information about Blue Helmets in the streets unlike the posts about it. Now they might be hiding certain facts about the intentions of the program and I don’t doubt that, but so far it looks like a information sharing network. “including facilitating information sharing, mutual learning and creation of new and innovative local practices”.
The DOJ site has a lot more info on it.
It does give you that feeling like your being watched.