Oral history interview with John F. Timoney

Oral History details


Oral history interview with John F. Timoney, chief of department of the New York Police Department under Commissioner Bill Bratton and later Chief of Police in Philadelphia and Miami. Topics covered include his career in the NYPD; the reforms instituted under Commissioner Bill Bratton; Compstat; police brutality; police corruption; the Knapp Commission; Ben Ward; and his years as the head of the police departments in Philadelphia and Miami.

Associated with

John F. Timoney (interviewee)
Jeffrey Kroessler (interviewer)


May 16, 2010 (interviewed)

Object identifier



Jeffrey Kroessler. Justice in New York: An Oral History. Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. dc.lib.jjay.cuny.edu.


Interview audio & transcript copyright John Jay College of Criminal Justice