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Bill Bratton Talks Policing (and Writing) at Rogers Memorial

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 19:10
Bill Bratton, former New York City police commissioner
Courtesy of Bill Bratton

Bill Bratton's "extraordinary law-enforcement career — top cop in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City (twice) — with a record of dramatic crime reduction, an aura of sensitive, sensible, practical moderation, and a knack for charming across invisible fences" was the focus of his latest memoir, "The Profession," as David Alpern put it in his March 24 review in The Star.

So perhaps it's only fitting that Mr. Alpern, a former senior editor at Newsweek, should be the one introducing  Mr. Bratton for his talk at noon on Friday at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton (not all that far from Mr. Bratton's home in Hampton Bays). The new difficulties facing policing will be addressed, and questions will be fielded from the audience. The book is now out in paperback, and copies will be available for purchase and signing.  

Registration is at As of Thursday, there were still a couple of spaces available. 


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