commissioner in 1994, William Bratton has transformed NYPD into an effective deterrent of crime through a series of strategic organizational changes. Crime rate in New York has decreased by 25.9% in just a year compared to the average national rate of 5.4%. Now, NYPD’s results oriented strategy needs to sustain its momentum and continue to produce results, despite falling budgets, labor disputes and difficulty in getting resources allocated. In this paper, I will review the challenges Bratton faced, analyze
William Bratton, the now 42nd, who also was once the 38th Commissioner of the New York City Police Department has told the reporters the following day after the tragedy as “ … may be an accidental discharge.. A 28-year-old male, Akai Gurley was strike in the chest by a strangle gun shot, the gun shot came from NYPD probationary police officer, Peter Liang…”  Between 2004 and 2012, 2.3 million people had been frisked by NYPD police officers. After William Bratton, the 68-year-old democrat, was
The article in www.governing.com discusses the nomination of William J. Bratton, as public official of the year 2007. It goes to summarize why he was nominated by describing some of his accomplishments to date in this 2007 article. Mr. Bratton has had a natural sense of leadership and bravery ever since his younger days as a Police Officer. In 1975, just when he was a rookie sergeant with the Police Department in Boston, he responded to a call that would make even the most seasoned officer nervous
When William Bratton was appointed police commissioner of New York City in 1994, crime rate was one of the highest and there were turf wars over jurisdiction. Even with all these drawbacks and pressure, including unchanged budget, Bratton made sure that the safest large city in United States was New York. This was not the first time that he has done something like this, as he has turned around 4 other law-enforcement agencies in the past with NYPD being the latest. Despite having to face challenges
Staten Island, New York City. Within the department I was surprised on female African American NYPD Sargent Kissy Adoni on how she did not intervene. As a result of Garner 's death, Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD 's training procedures, specifically focusing on the appropriate amount of force that can be used while detaining a suspect. According to CBS New York Bratton stated “we are not targeting communities of color, we are targeting behavior. Also that policing
Between 1980, when the NYPD started the so-called Vandal Squad, and 1984, the Squad targeted all vandalism acts in the subway, from missing subway seats to broken windows and delinquency. Then, in 1984, the NYPD partnered with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to start the “Clean Car” program, in which transit police targeted graffiti by tracking and arresting writers and covering graffiti with opaque paint. In the early and mid-1980s, the NYPD strove to make the fledgling Vandal
Transformational leadership was a concept initiated by Dr. James Downton in 1973, a Sociologist (Ph.D.) from Berkeley, following his research into modern activism and novel new religious movements (NRM). James Macgregor Burns cemented the concept of transformational leadership in his 1978 work, Leadership. Burns, a military veteran, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard had a strong conviction to run for political office but found success as a presidential biographer. Transactional leadership
April 1994. The overall crime rate was reduced by 37%, with decreases in homicide and violent crime of 51% and 38% respectively (Bratton, 1997). Advocates of ZTP attribute these reductions in crime rates to the use of a proactive and intensive policing approach, situational crime control, rapid analysis of information and heightened efficiency & accountability (Bratton & Knobler, 1998, Bintcliffe, 2014). The key benefit of ZTP was the high level of visibility and presence of the police force alongside
Commissioner William Bratton told Fox News that they were preparing for a potential attack in New York after ISIS posted a video featuring a suicide bomber targeting Times Square.
always be leadership. Leadership is portrayed at its pinnacle in William Bratton’s Turnaround, Rudolph Giuliani’s book Leadership, Oren Harari’s book The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, and David Lipsky’s book Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point. In each of these works, the author does an exceptional job of depicting the various traits and characteristics necessary for being a powerful and effective leader.