Last updated on: 1/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

William Bratton Biography

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

“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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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
Education:
  • Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Executive Institute
  • BS, Law Enforcement, Boston State College/University of Massachusetts
Other:
  • None found