‘It’s Been Quite A Run:’ Outgoing NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Reflects On Career

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bill Bratton is reflecting on his nearly 50-year career in law enforcement as he prepares to step down as New York City’s 42nd police commissioner.

He joined 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa for an interview on Facebook live Friday.

The 68-year-old Bratton started his career as a beat cop in the Boston Police Department on Oct. 7, 1970, just one day after his 23rd birthday.

In his 46 years in law enforcement, Bratton served as top cop in Boston, Los Angeles and twice in New York City.

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“It’s been quite a run,” Bratton said. “I’m ready to go, I’ll be retired for exactly two days before I start my  new job that will have me traveling all over the world and I’ll be concentrating entirely in the private sector.”

Bratton’s new job will be as senior managing director and executive chairman of Teneo Risk, a chief executive officer advisory firm that will focus on cyber risks, data security, infrastructure development, crisis response preparedness and more.

James O’Neill, currently the Chief of Department, will be taking over as the new commissioner effective next Friday.

Bratton discussed his career, the state of the city and NYPD, his successor, the changing face of terrorism, and more.

Watch the full interview above or on Facebook.com/1010 WINS.

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