William Finnegan has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. His books include Dateline Soweto, A Complicated War, and Cold New World, all of which grew out of articles for the magazine. In his July 25th New Yorker piece, "The Terrorism Beat", he wrote about how the N.Y.P.D., under Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, is working to prevent terrorist attacks.
Raymond W. Kelly is the Police Commissioner of New York City. He first held this post from 1992 to 1994, and was reappointed in 2002. In the interim, he commanded the multinational police force in Haiti in 1994, and served as Under-Secretary of the United States Treasury and as U.S. Customs Commissioner. He has 31 years of experience in the New York Police Department.