Bernard Kerik
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"Bernard Bailey “Bernie” Kerik" is an American former police officer, convicted felon, and consultant who served as New York City Police Commissioner from 2000 to 2001.

Kerik was born in Newark, New Jersey. He served in the United States Army from 1974 to 1977 before working various law enforcement jobs in the United States and abroad. Joining the New York Police Department (NYPD) in 1986, Kerik is most well known for his time at the NYPD and New York City Department of Correction, as he served in commissioner positions for both agencies in the city. For his service as a New York City police officer, Kerik earned numerous awards and also is credited for helping reduce crime in New York City as police commissioner. Kerik’s tenure as police commissioner included overseeing the police response to the September 11 attacks in 2001.

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