THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM J. BRATTON TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION
President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint William J. Bratton to the National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention.
William J. Bratton of New York was appointed New York City's 38th Police Commissioner in 1994. Previously, he served as Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. Between 1990 and 1992, he led the Transit Police in New York City where he was credited with a 50% reduction in subway crime. In 1993, he was elected president of the Police Executive Research Forum, a national policy and research organization comprised of many of the country's progressive police leaders. He has received the Boston Police Department's highest award for valor, the Schroeder Brothers Medal for rescuing a hostage and facing down a bank robber in 1975. Commissioner Bratton is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Executive Institute, the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement from Boston State College.
The National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention was created to develop a comprehensive proposal, including the cost of implementation for preventing and controlling crime and violence in the United States. The President will convene the "Presidential Summit On Violence" to initiate the work of this Commission. No later than two years after the date of the Summit, the Commission shall submit a detailed report to Congress and the President containing its findings and recommendations.