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Bernard Bailey Kerik

Bernard Bailey Kerik, American security firm executive, former police commissioner. Named a Commander of the Most Excellent Royal Order of the British Empire (Commander of the Order of the British Empire); recipient Medal of Valor, New York City Police Department, Presidential Commendation for Heroism.

Background

  • Kerik, Bernard Bailey was born on September 4, 1955 in Newark. Son of Donald and Patricia Kerik.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, Empire State College (State University of New York), 2002.

    Career

    • Security guard King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1982—1984. Commander special weapons and operations, warden Passaic County Jail, New Jersey. With New York City Police Department, 1985—2001.

      Executive assistant to commissioner New York City Department Corrections, first deputy commissioner, 1995—1997, commissioner, 1997—2000. Police commissioner New York City Police Department, 2000—2001. Senior vice president Giuliani Partners, New York City, 2001—2003.

      Chief Executive Officer Giuliani-Kerik LLC (name changed to Giuliani Security & Safety), 2003—2004. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer The Kerik Group LLC, 2004—2009. Interim minister interior, senior policy advisory United States Presidential Envoy to Iraq's Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, 2003.

      State security advisory to President Bharrat Jagdeo Government of Guyana, Georgetown, 2007—2009. Member criminal justice advisory council St. John's University, New York City. Member academe policy research senior advisory committee United States Department Homeland Security.

      Principal member Mayor's cabinet overseeing the rescue, recovery, and investigation of the World Trade Center attack. Member board directors Taser International, Inc., 2002—2005. Served in 18th Airborne Corps United States Army, 1975-1978, South Korea, Middle East.

    Works

    Connections

    • Married Hala Matli, 1998. 4 children.
    • father: Donald Kerik
    • mother: Patricia Kerik
    • spouse: Hala Matli
    Bernard Bailey Kerik
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    Born September 4, 1955
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 2002
      Empire State College (State University of New York)
    • 2001
      police commissioner New York City Police Department
    • 1982 - 1984
      Security guard King Faisal Specialist, Hospital
      Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
    • 1985 - 2001
      with New York City Police Department
    • 1995 - 1997
      executive, assistant to commissioner New York City Department Corrections
    • 1997
      executive, assistant to commissioner New York City Department Corrections
    • 2001 - 2003
      senior, vice president Giuliani Partners
    • 2003 - 2004
      Chief Executive Officer, Giuliani-Kerik Limited Liability Company (name changed to Giuliani Security & Safety)
    • 2004 - 2009
      chairman, The Kerik Group Limited Liability Company
    • 2004 - 2009
      Chief Executive Officer, The Kerik Group Limited Liability Company
    • 2007 - 2009
      state security advisory to President, Bharrat Jagdeo Government of Guyana
      Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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