As the only person to lead the police forces in America's two largest cities, William J. Bratton has been at the forefront of innovative policing for more than two decades.
The former Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, New York City Police Commissioner and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Bratton will open the 2013-14 Luskin Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 7.
The free program, titled "Policing: Where We Have Been, Where We Are and Where We Are Going" will be held at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The program begins at 6:45 p.m. with a cocktail reception starting at 6 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, please click here. To see our exciting lineup of Luskin Lecture Series events, please click here. Following Bratton's event, the next Luskin Lecture Series program will feature President of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, on December 4.
Drawing on his two books, “Turnaround” and “Collaborate or Perish,” Chief Bratton will discuss the evolution of law enforcement from community policing and CompStat to new advances in intelligence gathering, predictive policing and the power of collaborative social media.
A frequent lecturer, writer and commentator in the fields of security, counterterrorism, law enforcement and rule of law justice systems, Bratton is Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, whose members provide advice and recommendations on a variety of homeland security issues to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also serves on the Motorola Solutions Board of Directors. A U.S. Army veteran who saw service in Vietnam, Mr. Bratton began his police career in 1970 as an officer with the Boston Police Department.
The program will open with a welcome from Gerald Chaleff, LAPD special assistant for constitutional policing and a member of UCLA Luskin's Board of Advisors.