Big NYPD Changes in Personnel, Priorities Seen Under “Change Agent” Bratton


Insiders tell the New York Times there will likely be significant changes in personnel, priorities and how the New York Police Department is organized and run under Commissioner-select William Bratton. One person familiar with Bratton’s thinking said one goal of a planned assessment by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s choice was to determine how to reconfigure the department to rebuild relationships with the community, with other agencies and with the media.

“He is a change agent,” said Jeremy Travis, president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a former New York deputy police commissioner of legal matters — under both Bratton and current Commissioner Raymond Kelly in their first terms — and a member of de Blasio's transition team. “There was significant change and a focus on new priorities” in 1994, he said, adding “I expect he will do some version of that when he takes over now.”

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