The movers and shakers in the criminal justice world span careers of law, security, intelligence and law enforcement. We’ve rounded up a list of today’s leaders and their quotes that define and aim to ever-improve the criminal justice system. Be inspired and get motivated about your career in criminal justice!
Cory Booker is the junior United States Senator from New Jersey and was elected in 2013. He spent seven years as the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He’s the first African-American senator to be elected in New Jersey.
Jeh Johnson is the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. He has also served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force under President Bill Clinton and General Counsel of the Department of Defense under President Barack Obama.
William Bratton is the New York City Police Commissioner, a post he has held twice. He has also served as the Commissioner of the Boston Police Department and New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She is the third female justice and first justice of Hispanic descent. Prior to her Supreme Court appointment, Sotomayor was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Connie Patrick is the fifth Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. The FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for 90 Federal agencies. Before appointed to director, Patrick spent 20 years in a law enforcement career.
Gloria Allred is a civil rights lawyer who is known for her defense in high profile and controversial cases. Many of her cases center on women’s rights, employee discrimination and wrongful termination.
Julia Pierson served as the 23rd Director of the United States Secret Service. She was appointed by President Barack Obama and became the first woman to head the agency. Prior to her appointment, she spent nearly 30 years as a Secret Service special agent.
John Brennan is the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan spent 25 years working with the CIA, including chief counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.