On December 15th, President Clinton announced his intention to appoint two members to the National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention.
Thomas J. Scotto of New York is president of both the National Association of Police Organizations and the Detectives' Endowment Association of New York City. He has served on the New York Policy Department for 30 years, 26 as a detective.
Patrick J. Sullivan, Jr., of Colorado, has served as the Sheriff of Arapahoe County since 1983. Prior to serving as Sheriff of Arapahoe County, he served as undersheriff, chief of operations, captain of the Investigation Division and caption of the Patrol Division.
The Commission on Crime Control and Prevention was mandated by language in the 1994 Crime Bill, as a result of the Resolution for a Federal Commission on Drug Policy ("Hoover Resolution"). It is unclear whether President Clinton has serious intentions to finally get the commission started, or if he is merely putting out names to create an appearance of taking action.
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