Bill Bratton


The only person to lead the police departments of America's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, Bill Bratton’s 46-year career in law enforcement is marked by transformative leadership and sharp reductions in crime. Bratton has translated crisis into opportunity at every stage of his career, demonstrating the power of optimistic leadership and strategic, turnaround team management.


As Police Commissioner of New York City from 1994 to 1996, Bratton gained a reputation for re-engineering the police department, revitalizing morale and achieving the largest crime declines in New York City's history. During his tenure, murder and serious crime dropped significantly. As Los Angeles Police Chief from 2002 to 2009, in a city known for its entrenched gang culture and youth violence, Commissioner Bratton brought crime to historically low levels through his Real Time and Predictive Policing initiatives. He also transformed the LAPD's relationship with local communities. His book The Profession is a memoir of community, race, and and the arc of policing in America.


Among his numerous awards and recognitions, Commissioner Bratton has been named both one of the “Most Influential People in the Security Industry” (Security Magazine) “Public Official of the Year” (Governing Magazine) and Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, advising clients on risk identification, prevention and response, giving corporations the tools needed to handle a constant evolution of threats.


Bratton joins The CopDoc Podcast on September 13th, 2021.