NEW YORK (AP) — Two campaign officials for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) say former New York Police Department commissioner William Bratton is being appointed to lead it again.
The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. They were informed of de Blasio's decision but not authorized to speak publicly about an administration appointment.
Bratton ran the nation's largest police department from 1994 to 1996, when he worked for Republican Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (joo-lee-AH'-nee). Their tactics are largely credited with beginning a sharp decrease in the city's crime rate.
Bratton also has led the Boston and Los Angeles police departments. He has worked for several private security firms since 2009.
He will succeed Raymond Kelly, the NYPD's longest-serving police commissioner.