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James M. Bradley is a 41 year veteran of the Department and served as Chief of Police for the past 25 years before his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in 2016.

Deputy Commissioner Bradley joined the Department in 1974, serving in the Patrol Division for six years before being promoted to Detective. He spent only a year in investigations before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

In 1983 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he served in both Patrol and Training. As a Lieutenant he spent much of his time developing recruit and in-service training programs. As a member of the New York State Criminal Justice Information Systems Improvement Project he helped develop the blueprint for future coordination of law enforcement information systems through the detailed analysis of existing systems.

Deputy Commissioner Bradley was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1986 and was the Executive Officer in charge of all Training and Special Projects. It was during this time he acted as the Department Project Manager for the construction of the current Public Safety facility, a project budgeted for 32 million dollars. He held the rank of Captain for four years before his promotion to Police Chief.

Deputy Commissioner Bradley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1972) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from New York University (1982).

Deputy Commissioner Bradley maintains memberships in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the NYS Association of Chiefs of Police, the Westchester County Association of Chiefs of Police and the IACP Advisory Board.

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