The chief becomes chief executive at a new division of Altegrity Inc., which itself is a newly branded holding company that was formerly known as USIS (US Investigations Services). Altegrity Security Consulting will work with law enforcement agencies, both in the U.S. and overseas. He'll be based in NY. (Here's the press release.) Altegrity has three other business units:
--USIS, the largest supplier of security investigations to the federal government and a global national security services and training provider. It's headquartered in Falls Church, Va..
--HireRight, based in Irvine and a upplier of on-demand employment background screening and alcohol and drug testing services to more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500. USIS acquired it last year.
--Explore Information Services, an insurance information services business.
The portfolio of companies is owned by Providence Equity Partners.The position will reunite Bratton with Michael Cherkasky, who is Altegrity's CEO. No word yet on what Bratton will be doing. Some press release boilerplate:
Altegrity employs nearly 8,000 people worldwide and is a family of companies united by a commitment to help clients reduce risk, maximize opportunities, and make better business decisions by gathering, processing, and analyzing information; sharing our subject matter expertise; and providing proven training techniques. Built upon a foundation of investigative services, contextualized data mining and analysis, cutting-edge software, and specialized training solutions, Altegrity partners with its clients to help Make Decisions SmarterSM.
From the LAT:
Before becoming chief, Bratton worked as a consultant for Cherkasky, advising governments in several countries on how to reform and build modern police forces. He also worked with the team of consultants that Cherkasky had assembled to monitor the LAPD for the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a consent decree forced on the department after the Rampart corruption scandal. As LAPD's chief, Bratton worked closely with Cherkasky, who remained the lead monitor overseeing the LAPD until the decree was terminated last month.
The company says it has trained thousands of people in anti-terrorism, counterinsurgency and police techniques in more than 50 countries, including Indonesia, Pakistan and Colombia. The company has also set up training camps to teach anti-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been involved in training local police in Iraq, its website says.