Bill Bratton has led 7 different police agencies over his 50-year career. He is an author, a consultant, and serves as Executive Chairman for Teneo. Bill started with the Boston Police Department, rose to become Executive Superintendent. He was Chief of the MBTA Police, the Transit Police for Massachusetts, the Metropolitan Police, and was the Chief of the Transit Police of New York. He returned to Boston as Police Commissioner and was twice the Commissioner of the NY Police Department and the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.
He wrote three books, the most recent, a memoir, The Profession, Collaborate or Perish, and Turnaround.
We talked about the state of policing, CompStat, defunding, community, racism and training. He advocates for teaching new officers the history of policing. This was a wide-ranging interview, not to be missed.