The only person to ever lead the police departments of America's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, William J. Bratton has led a 46-year career in law enforcement marked by transformative leadership and sharp reductions in crime. 

As the Police Commissioner of New York City from 1994 to 1996, Commissioner Bratton gained an international reputation for re-engineering the police department, revitalizing morale and achieving the largest crime declines in New York City's history. Within 27 months serious crime was cut by 33 percent; the murder rate was halved. Through innovative strategies that increased police-service coordination and accountability, and by using new technology to improve predictive capabilities, Commissioner Bratton reduced crime so precipitously that it inspired Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker article "The Tipping Point," a precursor to the iconic bestseller.

"Let me congratulate you on an outstanding presentation to Johnson & Johnson's Senior IM Management. Your remarks were on point and easy to translate to our environment. Your delivery was nothing short of inspirational. I can't remember an outside speaker engaging our audience so thoroughly with such credibility. I think our people are now much better equipped to face 'impossible' situations. I would expect that other J&J organizations will be booking you in the future."
-Henry B. Cohen, VP of Human Resources IM, Johnson & Johnson
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

Commissioner Bratton returned to the NYPD in 2014, and succeeded in helping to heal fractured relationships between the police and some of the communities they served while simultaneously achieving historic crime reductions. Just one year after his appointment, the NYPD announced the city's safest summer in over 25 years

Currently, as the Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, Commissioner Bratton advises clients on risk identification, prevention and response, giving corporations the tools needed to handle a constant evolution of threats. Specifically, Teneo focuses on five key areas: cyber risk management, counterterrorism, crisis anticipation, critical infrastructure, and health crisis advisory services.
Books by Commissioner Bratton
Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic 
Collaborate or Perish!: Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World
Awards & Recognitions
  • "Public Official of the Year" by Governing Magazine (2007)
  • TIME Magazine cover (1996)
  • Awarded second-ever Schroeder Brothers Medal, Boston Police Department's highest award for valor (1976)
  • Co-Founded Bratton Technologies, which created and operates BlueLine, the first professional and secure global law enforcement social network 
  • Led development of CompStat, the command and accountability system that revolutionized policing worldwide 
As America's "Top Cop" Commissioner Bratton has translated crisis into opportunity at every stage of his esteemed career, demonstrating the power of optimistic, transformative leadership and strategic team management.