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William Bratton Biography

Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“We’ve argued for many years that when police pay attention to minor offenses — such as prostitution, graffiti, aggressive panhandling — they can reduce fear, strengthen communities, and prevent serious crime.”

National Review, Feb. 28, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), 2002
  • President, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • Senior Consultant, Kroll Associates, 1996-2002
  • Founder, The Bratton Group, LLC, 1996-2002
  • Police Commissioner, New York Police Department, 1994-1996
  • Award for outstanding Achievement, Society of Professional Investigators, 1994
  • Police Commissioner, Boston Police Department, 1993-1994
  • Superintendent in Chief, Boston Police Department, 1991-1993
  • Chief, New York City Transit Police, 1990-1991
  • Superintendent, Metropolitan District Commission Police, 1986-1990
  • Chief of Police, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Department, 1983-1986
  • Boston Police Department, 1970-1983
  • Former Military Police (MP), U.S. Army
  • Former Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Schroeder Brothers Medal, Boston Police Department
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Executive Institute
  • BS, Law Enforcement, Boston State College/University of Massachusetts
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