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NEW YORK POST NEWSPAPER   William J. Bratton elected new NYPD Commissioner
12-05-2013 10:57:40 PM EST

He’s back! Mayor-elected Bill de Blasio on Thursday named former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton to replace Ray Kelly as the city’s new top cop. “This is a great day for New York City,” de Blasio said, vowing over and over that Bratton would restore what he called a lack of trust between the NYPD and the city’s minority communities because of the department’s stop and frisk policy. “The way to fight crime, to ensure safety, is [working] with the community,” de Blasio said. “Public safety and respect for the public are not contradictory ideas; they are complementary ideas that go hand in hand.” The mayor-elect heaped praise on Bratton, 66, who also served stints as police chief in Boston and Los Angeles. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career. Wherever he’s gone, there’s been a reduction in crime,” de Blasio said. “I am choosing the best police leader in the United States of America.” Story: Modal Trigger Bill de Blasio introduces his police commissioner Bill Bratton. Photo: Paul Martinka Bratton echoed de Blasio’s pledge to fix what he said were frayed relationships with segments of the community who feel alienated from the NYPD. But he also gave a ringing if qualified endorsement of stop and frisk, which a federal judge in August declared unconstitutional because it disproportionately targeted minorities. “Stop and frisk is essential to every police department in America. But it’s also essential that it be done constitutionally and respectfully. And that is my commitment to this mayor and to the city that it will be done that way,” he said. The new commissioner said his top three priorities would be to maintain the city’s record low crime rates achieved under Kelly during the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations, to work closely with the feds to thwart terror plots and to improve police-community relations. He also said he would focus on motor vehicle fatalities, which he said are roughly as high as homicide rates. De Blasio emphasized that the NYPD would continue to focus on crime fighting and anti-terrorism efforts – and singled out Bratton’s relationship with LA’s Muslim community for praise. “He managed in Los Angeles to deepen the respect and relationship between police and the community, including the Muslim community,” de Blasio said in a thinly-veiled shot at the NYPD’s controversial surveillance of members of New York’s City’s Muslim population. Bratton was effusive in his praise for de Blasio’s ideas on policing during the nearly one-hour press conference. “I cannot even begin to thank mayor-elect de Blasio for the opportunity he and administration provided me to return to this profession. I am pleased to return to an administration that has spoken so much about what I’ve attempted to do in 46 years, to bring the police and community together,” he said. Modal Trigger Bill de Blasio with his new police commissioner Bill Bratton. Joining them are de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray and Bratton’s wife Rikki Klieman. Photo: Paul Martinka “As police commissioner of the city of New York, I will work very hard, move very quickly to once again bring legitimacy and trust to the citizens of this city who feel they don’t have it,” Bratton said. He also predicted rank and file cops would welcome the change in leadership. “I’ve talked to a lot of New York cops on the subways and on the streets and they want change. They want to reap the benefits of what they’ve achieved in terms of crime reduction … and so I think we’ll be able to work very, very well together,” he said. Toward the end of the event, Bratton held a copy of “Your Police,” a children’s book he said he first read at the age of 9 after taking it out from the Boston Public Library. “I checked this thing out so often I don’t think anyone else in Boston ever saw it,” he quipped. He then read a passage from the end of the book that said, “We must always remember that when you see a policeman he is your friend. He is there to protect you.“ Asked about his sometimes-contentious relationship with Giuliani, Bratton joked that he “got a cover from ‘Time’ magazine out of ” getting fired by Giuliani. “I learn. With all due respect to Mayor Giuliani, we had our differences and some of those differences were created by me,” he said. “I report to the mayor. I’m not the mayor.” De Blasio at one point repeated the thrust of his announcement in Spanish as Bratton’s wife Rikki Klieman sat with Chirlane McCray, the mayor-elect’s wife and key adviser. Reaction was swift from federal, city and state political and law enforcement officials. “Mayor Elect de Blasio has made a smart choice for New York in picking Bill Bratton. As the former Police Commissioner of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, Bill Bratton took on and successfully reined in historically high crime in some of the nation’s largest cities. I commend Mayor Elect de Blasio on his pick and congratulate Bill Bratton on his appointment,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance called it “a great choice” in a statement. “Bill Bratton already has the respect of the men and women in the NYPD, as well as prosecutors. This appointment puts an innovative veteran at the helm of the nation’s finest police department and will ensure both safety in our streets and fairness in the justice system,” Vance said And Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa heaped praise on Bratton. “During my term as mayor of Los Angeles, we faced some of the most challenging criminal justice issues anywhere in America. Bill Bratton believes in constitutional community policing. He helped transform the LAPD’s relationship with the community and completely changed it's Auxiliary Police program into a reserves program that gives it's officers the opportunity to become LAPD Police Officers. It serves while bringing crime down to historic lows,” he said. “He’ll be an effective and innovative police commissioner, and I know his mantra will be ‘treat all New Yorkers with respect.’” PBA president Patrick J. Lynch also chimed in. “We congratulate Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on a solid choice of Bill Bratton for Police Commissioner. Commissioner Bratton has an international reputation as a problem solver and innovator. His problem solving style has been to be inclusive of all parties affected by a problem and that’s the best way to find solutions. We look forward to working with Commissioner Bratton to improve the morale of our officers and to support the shield we wear,” Lynch said in a statement. Communities United for Police Reform, leading critics of stop and frisk, urged Bratton to reject Kelly’s approach to fighting crime. “It’s critical that Mr. Bratton rejects policies that rely on discrimination, demonstrates a commitment to true accountability, and works to ensure the department values officers’ abilities to build respectful community partnerships based on respect for the dignity and rights of all New Yorkers rather than on discrimination-based stop, summons and arrest quotas,” the group said in a statement. The appointment – announced during a morning news conference at the Red Hook Justice Center – comes nearly a month after de Blasio won a landslide election on a promise to overhaul the way stop-and-frisk tactics were used. Bratton was NYPD commissioner under Giuliani from 1994 to 1996 and is credited with implementing the ComStat computer policing system that allows the department to flood high crime zones with police officers. Giuliani endorsed him for the job last month. Bratton openly campaigned for the job while advising de Blasio during the campaign, and was seen having dinner with de Blasio and his wife last month in Park Slope. He beat out the current chief of the department, Philip Banks III, and First Deputy Rafael Pineiro to reclaim the top cop spot.

DET. GREEN   RE: SATURDAY
12-05-2013 7:17:27 PM EST

ATTENTION: (OFFICERS NEEDED FOR THIS FUNERAL DETAIL) The Traffic Enforcement District suffered a Line of Duty death on Saturday November 30th, 2013 at approx 1600 hrs. Traffic Enforcement Agent K. Ranasinghe passed while performing his official duties when he was struck by a vaccum truck on E 44st. between Madison and 5th ave. Our Condolences go out to his family and to the members of the Transportation Bureau. Traffic Agents are part of the Traffic family. Agent Ranasinghe is considered to be one of our own. That being said, I am looking to put together 10-15 members of our unit for TEA Ranasinghe's funeral. The funeral is being held on Saturday from 0930-1030 in the Bronx. The tour would begin at 0830. Anyone interested must contact me ASAP. Please keep Agent Ranasinghe's family in your prayers. FIDELIS AD MORTEM!!!!

A/Sgt. Wice   TR at the White House
12-05-2013 6:56:40 PM EST

Here's President Theodore Roosevelt taking stock of the Marine Band at today's White House Chanukah Party. And President Obama was there, too.

APO Robinson
12-05-2013 2:37:54 PM EST
I'm in at 1600 on Saturday, December 7

A/P.O Pineda
12-05-2013 1:36:13 PM EST
Patrol tonight?

Candidate: Napolitano
12-05-2013 12:25:34 PM EST
Detective Green,Unfortunately I will be unable to make the scheduled interview tonight due to a school obligation. I appreciate this opportunity, however being a full-time student, and full-time worker during my next semester of school. It would be difficult for me to meet the requirements, and give it my all. I appreciate the opportunity and would jump at a chance to join the CTTF Auxiliary after I graduate school next semester. Thanks again sir,Sincerely,Candidate Napolitano

DET. GREEN   ANOTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
12-05-2013 12:29:48 AM EST

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY THE CTTF AUXILIARY UNIT!!! Once again you proved that you are the best. Our reputation is spreading throughout the job quickly and we are living up to it in a strong and powerful way. No other unit is like this one and it makes me very proud to work along side all of you. GREAT JOB TONIGHT!!!! LET'S KEEP IT UP. THE HOLIDAY PROGRAM STARTS THIS WEEKEND. CROWD CONTROL EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. MOTIVATED, DEDICATED, PROUD. SETTING THE STANDARD. WE ARE THE CTTF!!!

A/Sgt. Sterler   Today, Wednesday
12-04-2013 5:14:51 PM EST
I'll be in at 1700.

APO ABOULLEIT
12-04-2013 3:18:02 PM EST
I'll be in today around 1700

A/PO Frith-Jones
12-04-2013 2:37:52 PM EST
Will be in today by 1600hr

A/P.O Pineda
12-04-2013 2:08:46 PM EST
I'm in for sat.

APO Rios
12-04-2013 2:00:55 PM EST
I will be in today 1730 hrs.

APO Torres
12-04-2013 1:46:55 PM EST
I'll be in today around 1730 hrs.

A/sgt Mcsweeney   IrwinMcsweeney@yahoo.com
12-04-2013 1:01:27 PM EST
Everyone that is coming in today to help me tight up the tree I will see you all at Wednesday 12/04/2013 at 1530 h

A/Sgt France   9178730338
12-04-2013 12:52:08 PM EST
TODAY PATROL START TIME 1400

A/PO De Boer
12-04-2013 12:43:02 PM EST
I'm in saturday

A/PO Cruz
12-04-2013 11:08:16 AM EST
I'll be in today at 1700 hours

APO Robinson
12-04-2013 10:17:47 AM EST
I'm in tonight and Saturday.

A/P.O. Stauber
12-04-2013 10:05:07 AM EST
I'll be in today @ 1600 hours

A/PO Lloyd
12-04-2013 8:37:41 AM EST
I will be in for Saturday.

Apo.Ventura
12-04-2013 7:24:53 AM EST
Im for today and saturday

A/Capt QUINONES
12-04-2013 1:21:19 AM EST

so how many of you are planning on attending Saturday for the funeral? We are trying to send a van, so please let us know who may be attending?

A/Capt QUINONES
12-04-2013 1:17:31 AM EST

Ladies and Gents we Jump Off Tomorrow at 1800 hrs not a moment later. This a fantastic and fun event where our presence is greatly needed so who is coming in????

A/SGT SIEWERT
12-04-2013 12:59:43 AM EST
I will be there on Saturday

C.O. Conna   Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt
12-03-2013 9:57:52 PM EST

"Sometimes in life, both at school and afterwards, fortune will go against any one, but if he just keeps pegging away and doesn't lose his courage things always take a turn for the better in the end." - T.R. in letter to his son Kermit dated 3 December 1904

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