BirthdayOctober 6, 1947
BirthplaceBoston, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About William J. Bratton

    Full name: William J. Bratton
    Also known as: William Bratton, Bratton, William
    Professions: American law enforcement officer
    Work: Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department

  2. William J. Bratton Biography

    William Joseph "Bill" Bratton CBE (born October 6, 1947) is an American law enforcement officer and the current New York City Police Commissioner, the second time he has held that position. He has previously served as the Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD) (1993-1994), New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner (1994–1996), and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) (2002–2009).Bratton began his police career at the Boston Police Department before becoming Police Commissioner in New York City, where his zero-tolerance policy has been credited with reducing petty and violent crime. He moved to the Los Angeles Police Department in 2002 reforming the police after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and crime was reduced.Bratton's policing style is influenced by the broken windows theory, a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signalling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior. He advocates having an ethnically diverse police force representative of the population, maintaining a strong relationship with the law-abiding population, tackling police corruption, being tough on gangs and having a strict no-tolerance of anti-social behavior.Bratton was approached by British Prime Minister David Cameron to become the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner in July 2011, but this was blocked by the Home Office on the grounds the Commissioner must be a British national with experience of English law. Bratton instead was offered an advisor role to the British government, which he accepted in August 2011.On December 5, 2013, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Bratton would return to the post of Police Commissioner in New York City.

  3. William J. Bratton Family

    Spouse: Rikki Klieman

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