FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

Bratton Denies Taking a British Police Position

August 26, 2004  | 

Despite being asked to consider a job as Metropolitan Police Commissioner at London’s famed Scotland Yard, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton says he won’t be leaving his United States post anytime soon.

Although it might seem odd for a police chief from the United States to move to another country with different laws and lead a city police force there, the person soliciting Bratton for the British position was himself a fellow American.

Bob Kiley, who is now head of the London Tube and bus system, was Bratton’s boss as the New York City subway boss when Bratton served as transit police chief there before taking the position of New York City Police commissioner.

In fact, American cops seem quite popular choices for British police positions. Another American, Boston’s former commissioner, Paul Evans, now oversees police standards for Britain’s Home Office under Home Secretary David Blunkett.

Bratton is not unfamiliar with London and its bobbies, having worked there in the past as a consultant to London transit to help improve its police force. But he insists he’s not ready to leave the States for Great Britain…yet.

“I would like to do it in the future. I am here for three more years and possibly eight years,” Bratton says.

He says he has unfinished business on the LAPD and that he’ll most likely seek a second five-year term as the city’s police chief.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Dallas Police Having Trouble Filling Ranks
The last two academy classes have been canceled because there weren't enough applicants....
Introducing First Tactical’s Line of Range and BDU Belts
First Tactical Belts are pre-curved for an ergonomic fit and composed of a double layer of...
Michigan State Lineman Quits Football for Law Enforcement Career
Michigan State defensive tackle Damon Knox is leaving the team and will skip playing in...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine