PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Raymond Kelly, police commissioner of New York City, will deliver the annual Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the List Art Center auditorium. Sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the lecture is free and open to the public.
Kelly will discuss “Proactive Policing in America's Biggest City,” including his 11-year tenure as head of the New York Police Department and the strategies that have enabled the NYPD to drive down crime by more than 30 percent since 2001 while defending New York from another terrorist attack.
Kelly was appointed police commissioner of the City of New York in January 2002 by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, making Kelly the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure. He also served as police commissioner under Mayor David N. Dinkins from 1992 to 1994
Kelly created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country, establishing a new global intelligence program with New York City detectives in 11 foreign cities. He also created the 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.
Kelly was formerly senior managing director of Global Corporate Security at Bear, Stearns & Co. Before that, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, where he managed the agency’s 20,000 employees and $20 billion in annual revenue. For his accomplishments in that role, Kelly was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Exceptional Service. From 1996 to 1998, Kelly served as undersecretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department.
The Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture
Noah Krieger was an outstanding Brown student who earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa on his way to a magna cum laude degree in 1993. His academic interests were focused on positive social change and included economics, political science, and public policy. When Krieger died shortly after graduating from Brown, the Krieger family decided to honor his life and celebrate his memory by establishing an annual lecture by a prominent individual who has made distinguished contributions to public service.
Past Krieger lecturers have included Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.; George Pataki, former New York governor; U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., of Tennessee; U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former Democratic presidential contender; and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.