Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik joined us for a discussion on law enforcement, corrections and prison reform, and national security.
Bernard Kerik is one of the most controversial and accomplished leaders in law enforcement, correction, and national security in the United States. For more than thirty years, he served his country, most notably as the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York.
As Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Kerik was responsible for 55,000 civilian and uniform personnel, and a $3.2 billion budget. His term was marked by dramatic reductions in crime, enhanced community relations, and his unflinching leadership and oversight, as he led New York City through the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11, overseeing the rescue, recovery and investigation. In 2001, he was one of the founding members of the Board of Trustees of the Twin Towers Fund, which raised and distributed $216 million to over 600 families related the emergency service workers killed on 9/11.