The Bratton Group, LLC

 

WILLIAM J. BRATTON


Mr. Bratton is known as one of America’s premier  police chiefs, the only person to have led two of the largest police forces in  the United States, the New York City Police Department and the LAPD.


As Chief of the  New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, New York City Police  Commissioner and Chief of the LAPD, Mr. Bratton revitalized police morale and  cut crime significantly in all four posts. In New York, he led the development  and deployment of CompStat, which has revolutionized policing all over the  world. CompStat employs accurate, real-time intelligence, rapid deployment of  resources and relentless follow-up and accountability systems to focus the work  of police on stopping crimes before they happen. In Los Angeles, in addition to  significantly driving down crime, he is also credited with improving the LAPD's  relationships with the city’s many diverse communities.

 

In 1999, before  returning to public service in 2002 as Chief of the LAPD, Mr. Bratton formed  his own company, The Bratton Group LLC, consulting on safety and security  throughout the United States and on four continents, including extensive work  in South America.

 

A frequent lecturer, writer and commentator in the fields of security,  counterterrorism, law enforcement and rule of law justice systems, Mr. Bratton  is 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. He also serves on the Motorola Solutions Board of Directors.

 

The recipient of  many honors throughout his career, Mr. Bratton was most recently named by  Security magazine as one of 2010’s most influential people in the security  industry based on his leadership qualities and the positive impact that his  work has made on organizations, colleagues and the general public. This is the  second time in two years that he has appeared on the magazine’s list of most  influential security executives. In 2009, Mr. Bratton was recognized by Her  Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the honorary title of Commander of the Most  Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

 

A U.S. Army veteran who saw service in Vietnam, Mr. Bratton began his  police career in 1970 as an officer with the Boston Police Department. He holds  a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston State College and is a graduate of the  FBI National Executive Institute and the Senior Executive Fellows Program at  Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His critically acclaimed  autobiography “Turnaround” was published by Random House in 1998.

 

Mr. Bratton and Zachary Tumin, a senior researcher at  Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, have co-authored a management  leadership book, “Collaborate or Perish” that was published  by Random House in January 2012.