DHS wishes NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton all the best as he retires today after 45 years of public service.
In recognition of his remarkable career, as well as for his contributions to making American citizens and the homeland safer, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson awarded Commissioner Bratton with the DHS Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Presenting the award on September 9, Secretary Johnson said, "Bill Bratton has never hesitated to be there for our country, for the City of New York, and numerous other jurisdictions which he served. He and I have been terrific partners in homeland security and law enforcement."
The Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Public Service Medal is the Department’s highest civilian honor. It is awarded directly by and at the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security. The medal recognizes individual excellence in works to strengthen the homeland and efforts to ensure the safety and security of the American people.
Partnerships with local law enforcement are essential to advancing the homeland security mission. We must continue to work together to keep the American public safe. We have no better partner in this effort than the New York City Police Department.