ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a special luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New York City. The annual awards luncheon is part of the 25th New York City Security Conference & Expo, hosted by the ASIS NYC Chapter.

According to an ASIS International press release, the regional conference for security and law enforcement professionals will take place April 22-23, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. More than 2,500 security practitioners, corporate decision-makers, and law enforcement personnel from Maine to Florida and across the nation are expected to attend.

“Under Commissioner Bratton’s command, New York City realized a historic reduction in crime. He is unwavering in his commitment to provide a safe and secure environment in which people can live and businesses can thrive,” said Craig M. Schwab, CPP, chair, ASIS New York City Chapter. “Commissioner Bratton possesses an unparalleled combination of leadership and interpersonal skills that have enabled him to inspire positive change within our diverse communities. Through his words and actions, he has demonstrated an acute understanding of the value of such private-public partnerships and. therefore, it is our honor to commend his accomplishments and extend our appreciation with this year’s Person of the Year award.”

A U.S. Army veteran and decorated, career law officer, Commissioner Bratton is the only person to ever lead the police agencies of the nation’s two largest cities – New York City and Los Angeles. He has built an international reputation as a strong, innovative leader whose expertise for re-engineering police departments and ability to significantly reduce crime has transformed the cities in which he has served. A full biography may be viewed online.

A full conference registration includes a luncheon ticket. Single tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site for $75 each. Tables of 10 can also be reserved.