Miami police Chief John Timoney is the new president of the Police Executive Research Forum, reports the Miami Herald. The Washington, D.C.-based organization includes police officials from city, county and state law enforcement agencies across the nation. Timoney begins his two-year term next month. He succeeds Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, a former New York City police commissioner who was once Timoney’s boss.
Timoney began his police career as an officer in the South Bronx in 1969, eventually serving as Bratton’s second-in-command. He was tapped to head the Philadelphia Police Department in 1998 and was appointed Miami’s chief of police five years later.