Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Age 51, Newark, N.J., police director since 2006 and former New York City deputy commissioner. He was one of the driving forces behind NYPD’s CompStat system that holds supervisors accountable for their performance.Gil Kerlikowske
Age 61, U.S. drug czar under President Obama since 2009 and former Seattle police chief and Buffalo, N.Y., police commissioner. As drug czar, he has opposed legalization of marijuana. He’s also considered an innovator of community policing.Al Wysinger
Age 48, deputy chief of detectives for Chicago Police Department and former district commander and gang crimes specialist. Known as a supervisor with street credentials.