Las Vegas Sun

April 18, 2014

Currently: 74° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Commissioner Bratton sets new tone at NYPD

Updated Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 | 11:25 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new police commissioner is setting a new tone at the nation's largest police department.

Presiding over his first promotion ceremony on Friday, William Bratton said he's committed to reshaping the NYPD's crime-fighting strategy of aggressive street stops to make it more respectful of the public.

He also said he wants more collaboration with the powerful Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

The remarks were a departure from leadership of former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

Kelly was defiant in the face of criticism over the street stops and had a chilly relationship with the PBA.

Bratton takes over the NYPD two decades after he held the same position under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

His first tenure was cut short after the mayor became fed up with Bratton's penchant for showmanship.