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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.

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