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In Age of Terror, Police Chief Rises

Last Tuesday, after the city’s former police and fire commissioners endured hours of withering criticism from the commission charged with investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, the current police commissioner presented his views on how the city deals with current threats. “The Police Department,” said the commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, “practically alone, is defending New York’s people, its corporate assets and its infrastructure from another terrorist attack.” At a time when New York finds itself on the front lines in the worldwide battle with terror, its police commissioner is emerging as the city’s top general, a city official with unparalleled influence in the Bloomberg administration. Perhaps the most powerful police commissioner in a generation, he wields enormous clout in City Hall as he strives to oversee the city’s response to the terror threat and the safety of its streets, say former city officials and senior aides to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Full Story

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