Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Howard Safir Biography

Title:
Former Police Commissioner of New York City
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[The ACLU] thinks that any request by police for assistance is intimidation.”

USA Today, “ACLU seeks end to Mass. DNA collections,” Jan. 11, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • CEO and Director, The November Group, Ltd., 2003-present
  • Chairman and CEO, SafirRosetti, Omnicom Group, Inc., 2001-present
  • 39th Police Commissioner of the City of New York, appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 1996-2000
  • 29th Fire Commissioner of the City of New York, appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 1994-1996
  • Associate Director for Operations, US Marshals Service, 1984-1990
  • Chief of the Witness Security Division, US Marshals Service, 1978-1984
  • Assistant Director, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, 1977-1978
  • Special agent, New York office of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 1965-1977
Education:
  • Certificate, National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1989
  • Certificate, programs for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1988
  • BA, History and Political Science, Hofstra University 1963
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Be Allowed to Collect DNA Samples from Non-Violent and Non-Convicted Offenders?