William Bratton is the current New York City Police Commissioner, President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and CEO of Altegrity Risk International - one of the Altegrity's three core businesses.
During his law enforcement career that spanned two decades, William J. "Bill" Bratton became known as America's premier police chief. He changed once accepted policing and law enforcement processes and operations, leading to crime reductions in the U.S. His leadership in police reform and community policing best practices have significantly improved police relations with minority communities and reduced instances of police corruption and abuse.
Chief Bratton began his policing career in 1970 as a police officer with the Boston Police Department, rising to Superintendent of Police -the department's highest sworn rank- in just 10 years. In the 1980s he headed two other police agencies, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police and the Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission Police, and from 2002 to 2009 he served as Chief of Los Angeles Police Department.
In the international law enforcement and crime busting arena, Chief Bratton established a reputation for re-engineering police departments and fighting crime that dates back to the early 1990s. While serving as New York City Police Commissioner from 1994 to 1996, he vigorously advanced the idea that police departments could have a far greater impact on crime than was generally believed, and then proved it by cutting crime dramatically in the nation's largest city.
Chief Bratton led the development of CompStat, the internationally acclaimed computerized crime mapping system developed by the NYPD and now used by police departments nationwide. By bringing all crime and arrest data together by category and by neighborhood, CompStat revolutionized policing, enabling officers to focus their efforts in problem areas armed with real-time information, accurate intelligence, and rapid deployment of resources.
Chief Bratton also worked in the private sector with his own private consulting company The Bratton Group, spanning four continents and doing extensive consulting in South America. He also consulted with Kroll Associates monitoring team, overseeing the implementation of the Federal Consent Decree with Los Angeles Police Department.
Chief Bratton has been recognized with the Schroeder Brothers Medal by the Boston Police Department, the Executive Leadership Award by UCLA's Anderson School of Management, and the Outstanding American Award by Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation. He was also honored with the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order by Queen Elizabeth II for his exceptional contributions in promoting and enhancing operational cooperation between the U.S and U.K police.
William J. Bratton holds a B.Sc in Law Enforcement from University of Massachusetts and is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute. He is a frequent lecturer, writer and commentator, and is the only chief executive to have served twice as elected President of the Police Executive Research Forum.