We are pleased to announce that William J. Bratton, the 42nd Police Commissioner of the City of New York, is the ASIS New York City Chapter’s 2015 Person of the Year. Commissioner Bratton will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, April 23, during the ASIS 25th NYC Security Conference & Expo.
A 45-year law enforcement veteran and acclaimed public leader, Bratton returned to the post a second time in January 2014 after his appointment by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Commissioner Bratton established an international reputation for re-engineering police departments and fighting crime in the 1990s. As Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, and in his first term as New York City Police Commissioner, he revitalized morale and cut crime in all three posts.
Bratton led the development of Compstat, the internationally acclaimed command accountability system, now in use by police departments nationwide. He achieved the largest crime declines in New York City’s history.
As Los Angeles Police Chief from 2002 to 2009 and in a city known for its entrenched gang culture and youth violence, he brought crime to historically low levels, greatly improved race relations, and reached out to young people with a range of innovative police programs.
Bratton is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of the United States’ two largest cities.
We invite you to celebrate Bill Bratton’s outstanding public service at the Person of the Year Luncheon, as well as attend ASIS NYC.