Howard Safir (born 1941 in the Bronx, New York) was New York City Fire Commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and New York City Police Commissioner from 1996 to 2000.
Safir was appointed New York City's 29th Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on January 1, 1994 and served in that position until he was appointed 39th Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Giuliani on April 15, 1996. He served as Police Commissioner until his resignation on August 18, 2000.
After Safir resigned as Police Comissioner in 2000, he immediately went to work as a consultant to the chief executive of ChoicePoint, Inc. and ultimately ran their Bode Technology Group subsidiary, which they purchased at Safir's urging in April 2001.
In February 2007, Safir became CEO of Bode Technology when GlobalOptions Group, Inc. acquired The Bode Technology Group from ChoicePoint in a cash purchase for $12.5 million. Mr. Safir is also CEO of another GlobalOptions company, SafirRosetti, a security and investigation company.
Mr. Safir now serves as Chairman of the First Responders Coalition for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee.
When I say I’ve seen what real leadership looks like I am referring to Rudy Giuliani, once New York’s and now “America’s Mayor.” From the very moment he entered public life, Rudy has distinguished himself as a steady yet forceful leader.