William Bratton has taken over the nation's largest police force and is pledging reforms to how New York City police officers work with the community.
The 66-year-old was sworn in Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a ceremony at police headquarters.
Bratton says he will work to improve the relationship between cops and New Yorkers who feel over-policed by the department's stop-and-frisk policy. He also says he will continue the department's massive counterterrorism efforts.
WHITE PLAINS – Former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton told some 300 people at a School Safety Symposium at Purchase College Wednesday parents, teachers, police, fire and other first responders need to work together to help stave off incidents of violence like the Newtown, CT tragedy.