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police commissioner , security firm executive

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.


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


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


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.


Married Hala Matli, 1998. 4 children.

Donald Kerik

Patricia Kerik

Hala Matli