Former NYPD and Boston Police Commissioner and LAPD
Known as one of the country’s premier
police chiefs, Bratton is the only person to have led four of the
largest police forces in the United States. As Chief of the New York
City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, New York City Police
Commissioner and Chief of the LAPD, he revitalized police morale and cut
crime significantly in all four posts. In New York, Bratton led the
development of CompStat, a command and accountability system designed to
focus the work of police on stopping crimes before they happen. He is
also credited with improving the LAPD’s relationships with the city’s
many diverse communities and also led the creation of their Real Time
and Predictive Policing initiatives.
Currently the Chief
Executive Officer of the Bratton Group LLC, he provides a wide range of
collaborative consulting, leadership, management and public safety
network services to both the public and private sector in the U.S. and
abroad. Bratton is also the CEO of Bratton Technologies, a company that
operates BlueLine, the first secure, global law enforcement
professional social media network. In addition, Bratton is the Vice
Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, whose members
provide advice and recommendations on a variety of homeland security
issues to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
was recently named the most innovative figure in criminal justice
according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by the U.S.
Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Conducted by the
Center for Court Innovation, the survey polled leaders of criminal
justice agencies across the country.
Among his many honors,
Bratton was recognized in 2009 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with
the honorary title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire (CBE). He was also awarded the Schroeder Brothers
Memorial Medal in 1976, the Boston Police Department’s highest award of
A U.S. Army veteran who saw service in Vietnam, Bratton
began his police career in 1970 as an officer with the Boston Police
department. His critically acclaimed autobiography TURNAROUND with
Peter Knobler was published by Random House in 1998. In addition, Mr.
Bratton and Zachary Tumin, a senior researcher at Harvard’s John F.
Kennedy School of Government, co-authored a management leadership book,
COLLABORATE OR PERISH that was published by Random House in January
Police Chief Bill
Bratton has joined NBC News and MSNBC as an analyst specializing in
criminal justice policy and practice, domestic intelligence gathering
and the role of local law enforcement in counter-terrorism. His analysis
will appear across the various platforms of NBC News and MSNBC and
their digital properties.