Biographical information on William Bratton

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Posted: Dec 05, 2013 2:38 PM

NAME — William J. Bratton

AGE-BIRTHPLACE — 66, Boston, MA.

EXPERIENCE — Consultant for private security firms and Oakland, Calif., police, 2009-2013; commissioner of Los Angeles Police Department, 2002-2009; security consultant, 1996-2002; commissioner of New York Police Department, 1994-1996; commissioner of Boston Police Department, 1992-1993; chief of New York City Transit Police, 1990-1992; chief of police for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, 1983-1986; police officer in Boston Police Department, 1970-1983; U.S. Army veteran.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree in law enforcement from Boston State College; graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute; senior executive fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

FAMILY — Wife, Rikki Klieman, an attorney. A son, David Bratton.

SIGNATURE BELIEFS — Proponent of "broken windows theory," a belief that low-level offenses lead to larger crimes and therefore the small offenses should be prosecuted; helped create Compstat, crime-mapping system that allows police to better deploy resources.