In this episode of The Prevention Podcast, host Dan Verton talks with legendary NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly about the state of safety, security, and prevention on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Kelly discusses the power of employee-sourced risk intelligence and the challenges that security professionals face when trying to communicate the role and value of prevention efforts to CEOs and boards of directors.
Ray Kelly At-A-Glance
Ray Kelly is a 43-year veteran of law enforcement and is the longest-serving commissioner in NYPD history.
In 2002, Commissioner Kelly created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country. He also established a new global intelligence program and stationed New York City detectives in eleven foreign cities. Commissioner Kelly also established a Real Time Crime Center, a state-of-the-art facility that uses data mining to search millions of computer records and put investigative leads into the hands of detectives in the field.
A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and Vietnam combat veteran, Kelly received 14 citations of merit for outstanding police work during his tenure with the NYPD.
Kelly currently serves as one of two senior advisors to LiveSafe, alongside Gov. Tom Ridge, the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security.