The Resource Vigilance : my life serving America and protecting its Empire City, Ray Kelly

Vigilance : my life serving America and protecting its Empire City, Ray Kelly

Label
Vigilance : my life serving America and protecting its Empire City
Title
Vigilance
Title remainder
my life serving America and protecting its Empire City
Statement of responsibility
Ray Kelly
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two-time New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly opens up about his remarkable life, taking us inside fifty years of law enforcement leadership, offering chilling stories of terrorist plots after 9/11, and sharing his candid insights into the challenges and controversies cops face today. The son of a milkman and a Macy's dressing room checker, Ray Kelly grew up on New York City's Upper West Side, a middle-class neighborhood where Irish and Puerto Rican kids played stickball and tussled in the streets. He entered the police academy and served as a marine in Vietnam, living and fighting by the values that would carry him through a half century of leadership-justice, decisiveness, integrity, courage, and loyalty. Kelly soared through the NYPD ranks in decades marked by poverty, drugs, civil unrest, and a murder rate that, at its peak, spiked to over two thousand per year. Kelly came to be known as a tough leader, a fixer who could go into a troubled precinct and clean it up. That reputation catapulted him into his first stint as commissioner, under Mayor David Dinkins, where Kelly oversaw the police response to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and spearheaded programs that would help usher in the city's historic drop in crime. Eight years later, in the chaotic wake of the 9/11 attacks, newly elected mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Kelly to be NYC's top cop once again. After a decade working with Interpol, serving as undersecretary of the Treasury for enforcement, overseeing U.S. Customs, and commanding an international police force in Haiti, Kelly understood that New York's security was synonymous with our national security. Believing that the city could not afford to rely solely on "the feds," he succeeded in transforming the NYPD from a traditional police department into a resource-rich counterterrorism-and-intelligence force. In this vital memoir, Kelly reveals the inside stories of his life in the hot seat of "the capital of the world"-from the terror plots that nearly brought a city to its knees to his dealings with politicians, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama as well as Mayors Rudolph Giuliani, Bloomberg, and Bill DeBlasio. He addresses criticisms and controversies like the so-called stop-question-and-frisk program and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and offers his insights into the challenges that have recently consumed our nation's police forces, even as the need for vigilance remains as acute as ever"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Raymond W.
Dewey number
  • 363.2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7911.K376
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kelly, Raymond W
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Police chiefs
  • Police administration
  • Law enforcement
  • Terrorism
Label
Vigilance : my life serving America and protecting its Empire City, Ray Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- City kid -- Battlefields -- On the job -- Taking command -- Crime waves -- Haitian heat -- Federal time -- Fighting chance -- Then everything changed -- Long shot mayor -- Building the team -- Crime fighters -- Bulking up -- Terrorism never sleeps -- Target tower -- Reasonable suspicion -- Running against the police -- Onward
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780316383813
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn919205524
  • (OCoLC)919205524
Label
Vigilance : my life serving America and protecting its Empire City, Ray Kelly
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- City kid -- Battlefields -- On the job -- Taking command -- Crime waves -- Haitian heat -- Federal time -- Fighting chance -- Then everything changed -- Long shot mayor -- Building the team -- Crime fighters -- Bulking up -- Terrorism never sleeps -- Target tower -- Reasonable suspicion -- Running against the police -- Onward
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780316383813
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn919205524
  • (OCoLC)919205524

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