HowardSafirInterview Highlights

– “There is no reason to believe that we’re not vulnerable…There are so many soft targets in the city that we cannot be everywhere.”
– “What changed the dynamics in Paris is that instead of heading for some of the iconic targets like the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, they picked a local restaurant, they picked a theater.”

– “[NYPD] Commissioner Bratton is doing a great job, But you can’t be everywhere. So we have to be vigilant.”

About Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir

Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir was New York City Fire Commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and New York City Police Commissioner from 1996 to 2000. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Commissioner Safir will host a forum on D.A.R.E. a drug awareness program for young people. Safir was appointed 29th Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on January 1, 1994 and served in that position until he was appointed 39th Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Giuliani on April 15, 1996. He served as Police Commissioner until his resignation on August 18, 2000. Safir currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Vigilant Resources International (VRI) and as host of The Badge with Howard Safir on SiriusXM Stars 107. He advanced through the ranks of the DEA and in 1977 was appointed Assistant Director of the DEA. In 1984, he was named Associate Director for Operations, of the U.S. Marshals Service, a position he held until his retirement from the federal government in 1990.

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