Rep. Grimm Statement on Bill Bratton for NYPD Police Commissioner

Dec 6, 2013 Issues: Defense and National Security

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-SI/Brooklyn) issued the following statement on the selection of Bill Bratton to be the next NYPD Police Commissioner:

“I congratulate Bill Bratton on his new role as Police Commissioner of the NYPD. With previous experience in NYC under Mayor Giuliani, he led efforts to dramatically reduce crime and homicide rates with new programs like Comstat and by implementing the “Broken Window” approach to clean up our neighborhoods and make our communities safer.

“Under his leadership, we saw a new proactive approach to law enforcement – a change from the reactive days under the Dinkins and Koch administrations – that put NYC on a new path to crime reduction and made sweeping improvements in public safety.

“Given his previous record of success as NYPD Police Commissioner, I am confident that Bill Bratton will build on the successes of Commissioner Ray Kelly and continue to make our city an even safer place to live, work, and visit.”