Justice & Public Safety

Justice & Public Safety

by , / March 31, 1998
Louis R. Anemone joined the New York City Police Department as a trainee on Dec. 18, 1964, became an officer less than three years later, was promoted to patrol chief in February 1994 and promoted to chief of the department Jan. 13, 1995. Anemone assisted in the development of CompStat -- short for computer comparison statistics -- which uses weekly crime statistics, computer mapping and intensive strategy, empowering commanders to devise tactics that cut crime. It has helped cut major crime in New York City by 39 percent and murder by 49 percent since 1993.

Daniel E. Lungren nears the end of his second four-year term as California's attorney general. Lungren's office is responsible for more than 60 new laws, including the first-ever state law allowing the public to use a 900-number to learn the identities of convicted child molesters released from prison. In 1996, his peers gave him the Wyman Award, given annually to the state attorney general who "has done the most to advance the objectives of the National Association of Attorneys General." Lungren entered public service in 1978 when elected to the first of five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing his native Long Beach, Calif.

Joseph D. McNamara is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is an expert in criminal justice, police technology and management systems, crime prevention and international drug control policies. McNamara has authored five books, been a college instructor and adjunct professor, appeared on national television shows and been published in popular newspapers and magazines. He has also been a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. Named police chief in Kansas City, Mo., in 1973, McNamara later spent 15 years as police chief for San Jose, Calif., until retiring in 1991. McNamara's career in law enforcement spans 35 years.

Kathleen M. O'Toole is secretary of public safety for Massachusetts, overseeing 20 agencies, boards and commissions from the Department of Corrections to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. She is responsible for a $1 billion budget and 10,000 employees. A lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts State Police, she has been a practicing attorney in the commonwealth since 1982. O'Toole is vice chair of the Women Executives in State Government and active in the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executives Research Forum. Among her priorities has been the creation of an integrated, statewide law enforcement and public safety network.

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