News NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says 2017 will be his last year, according to a report New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, left, speaks to the press at Roosevelt Hotel New York in Manhattan, after a breakfast sponsored by Association for a Better New York on July 20, 2016. Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated July 25, 2016 1:08 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he will not remain as the top cop for the NYPD past 2017 in an interview with The New York Times published Monday. “There’s never a good time to leave if things are going well but there’s a right time,” Bratton said at a news conference Monday. Bratton added that he aims to leave at a time that will “cause [as] minimum disruption as possible.” This is not the first time Bratton talked about leaving — last year he said that he didn’t plan on serving through the end of a de Blasio second term. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio have differed on many high profile issues, recently over the Black Lives Matter movement. And while de Blasio said Bratton was welcome to the job as long as he was mayor, Bratton reiterated his intention not to stay on for a potential second mayoral term. But he emphasized that was “still a year and a half away.” Bratton first served as the commissioner in the city in the 1990s under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He has also served as the chief of police in Los Angeles and the commissioner of the Boston Police Department. By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.