Brian Patton

Brian PattonBrian-Patton

Age: 55

Place of birth: New York City.

Where you live: Long Beach, NY.

Job Description: Directs and coordinates Security for NBCUniversal.

Why I chose this career: In the 1970s, the country was in recession. My friend’s Dad, Pat Burns, was a Police Officer, and he was a positive role model.

The proudest moment of my career: 9/11 Response by First Responders.

I celebrate my Irish heritage by: Attending Irish events. My in-laws are members of the Longford Association. My children have an interest in Ireland and its heritage.


Brian Patton was raised in Queens Village, N.Y. He attended local schools in the area. In 1978 , he became a New York State Correction Officer while attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice and worked in Green Haven State Prison. He graduated John Jay College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. In 1981 he took a job as a counselor in Lincoln Hall. Lincoln Hall was a boys home for Juvenile Delinquents. Brian credits both these jobs with his success in the NYPD. His Police Career

started in January, 1982. He was assigned to Times Square in the Midtown South Precinct. In 1985 he was promoted to Sergeant and he was assigned to the following commands-10 pct, Midtown North PCT, Manhattan North Narcotics, Organized Crime Investigative Division and the Manhattan D.A. Office. In 1994, he was promoted to Lieutenant while attending the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After graduation, he was reassigned to the NYC Deputy Commissioner Of Crime Strategies, Jack Maple. This unit was created to test new Crime Strategies under Commissioner Bill Bratton. He was transferred to the Intelligence Division and was promoted to the Commanding Officer of Municipal Service Section. This Unit provided Security for Mayor Giuliani, City Hall, Gracie mansion and for other elected city officials. He retired from this unit in January 2002. He is currently Vice President of East Coast Security Operations for NBCUniversal.

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