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[DOCUMENT — NO. 34]
Fifty-seventh Annual Report
CITY OF BOSTON
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1962
FALL REVERE MALL
Statue of Paul Revere with historic Old North Church in
background, in the steeple of which were hung the lanterns,
''One if bj' land and two if by sea . . ." perpetuated by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Midnight Ride
of Paul Revere. "
Courtesy of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.
The Boston Globe
The Boston Herald and Traveler
The Boston Record- American-Sunday Advertiser
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter to the Mayor 4
Police Force 7
Signal Se^\^ce 7
Employees of the Department .... 7
Distribution and Changes .... 7
Award of Medals 8
Work of the Department 12
Detective Bureau 13
Automobile Unit 13
Lost and Stolen Property Unit . . . 14
Narcotics and Vice Unit 15
Domestic Relations Unit 16
Ballistics Unit 17
Biological Chemist-Crime Laboratory . . 18
Identification Unit 19
Traffic Division 23
Auxiliary School Patrol 24
Central Complaint and Records Bureau . . 25
Police Academy 25
Crime Prevention Bureau 26
Hackney Carriage Licenses . . . . 28
Hackne)' Carriage Drivers' Licenses . . 28
City Prison 28
House of Detention 29
Police Signal System 29
Tactical Patrol Force 30
Harbor Police and Emergency Service Unit . 30
Motor Vehicle Service 31
Combination Ambulances . . . . 31
Lost and Found Property
Number of Arrests by Police Divisions
Major Offenses Known to the Police
Type and Value of Property Stolen
Value of Property Stolen by Offense
Analysis of Larceny and Auto Theft
Arrests by Crime Classification
Analysis of Arrest Process
Age and Sex of Persons Arrested
Licenses of All Classes Issued .
Financial Statement .
Male and Female Residents Listed
EDMUND L. McNAMARA
BOSTON THE "ALL-AMERICA" CITY
Without fanfare, with no advance notice, a
rather serious group of men came to Boston
one day last fall. They looked vis over pretty
carefully. They inspected the Prudential
lot. They went down to Scollay Square and
elsewhere to watch the amazing skill of crane
operators who give the facile dexterity of
giant fingers to huge steel clam shells.
They looked at blueprints and models.
They studied plans and architects' drawings.
They found their way, too, into areas of
blight, areas all cities would like to hide from
visitors and strangers.
I was not privileged to attend their delibera-
tions or even listen in on their comments.
All I know was that a short time back we
sent a flag to the top of a pole in front of City
Hall. It told the world that the jury had de-
cided that Boston, Massachusetts, well mer-
ited rank in 1963 as one of the nation's great
' ' All-America ' ' cities.
You only have to look back a few _
years to a time when Boston could
not seek to aspire to that ranking —
at least with any reasonable expec-
tation of success. There was no wa}'
of hiding the blight. It was too
prevalent. It had reached the very
vitals of a truly great city.
That flag we unfurled in Alarch is
a big one.
It means a lot to every citizen of Boston.
It was put on the top of that pole by the
efforts of many men and women. It was put
there by men and women of hope and deter-
It was put there by humble men and women
as well as by those who sat at the counsel
tables of the city's business enterprises. It
was put there by men of the cloth and by men
and women who wanted to give their children
and their children's children the pride of
Truly, it's a big flag.
Yet, I find myself comparing it with those
sideline markers you see at a football game
. the marker which indicates the posi-
tion of the ball on gridiron . . . where it
will be lined up for the next play.
The recent months have been tremendous
in their import for Boston. Our skid to
mediocrity or worse has been halted. We are
moving at last to our proper position, not
alone in the United States but in a modern
world as well.
Yet we have not achieved our goal. We are
on the 40-yard line. We know where we are
going. We know how we are going to get
there. We have now generated the momen-
tum of success, and nothing is going to pre-
vent us from attaining that success.
While Boston slept at four o'clock one
morning last spring, fire — the most feared
enemy of night — threatened to sweep one
of our major hostelries. Alert members of
your department set in motion the machinery
which prevented that fire from becoming a
holocaust — possibly one of the worst
in our history.
Our capacity to meet sudden pub-
lic emergencies was demonstrated
quickly. Men in uniform were in-
side that hotel rousing guests and
leading them to safety with no
regard to the risk in which they
placed their own lives.
Quickly mobilized was a tremendous force
of men dedicated to the protection of human
life and property.
Yours is a great department today. It will
become greater in the months and years
Worth-while goals are not easily attained.
I am sure that every member of the Boston
Police Department will be satisfied with noth-
ing less than a worth-while city in which to
live, in which to bring up the children of to-
morrow, a city in which he has played a proud
role, however humble it may seem.
If we all work together we will not and
cannot be denied that goal.
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
I PI VISION 11 I I OIVISIOM 13 I I DIVISION 14 | | DIVISION IS | | DIVISION 1« | | DIVISION IT | | DIVISION 1S| | OIVISIOW 1» |
The Police Department is at present constituted as follows:
Police Commissioner .
Confidential Secretary .
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Superintendent . . . _ .
Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Detectives
Sergeants and Sergeant-Detectives
Director, Assistant ....
Foreman of Signal Service
Linemen and Cable Splicers ,.
The Police Force
I Detectives (First, Second, and Third Grade)
8i Total 2,595
* Includes 2 patrolwomen
238 t Includes 6 patrolmen in armed service
I Motor Equipment Operators and Laborers
Painter and Groundman
Electrical Equipment Repairman
Biological Chemist ....
Biological Chemist, Assistant
Diesel and Gasoline Engine Operator
Head Administrative Clerk .
Junior Building Custodians .
Matron, Chief ....
Matron, Assistant Chief
Matrons, Police ....
Medical Examiner ....
Motor Equipment Repairmen
Multilith Operator and Cameraman
Employees of the Department (Not Included in Above)
Principal Clerk-Stenographers ....
Principal Statistical Machine Operator
Senior Building Custodian
Senior Statistical Machine Operator .
Statistical Machine Operators ....
Superintendent of Police Buildings
Working Foreman and Motor Equipment
School Traffic Supervisors
During the year 2 sergeants, 22 patrolmen resigned; i sergeant, 2 patrolmen were dismissed; i lieutenant-
detective was promoted to deputy superintendent, 2 lieutenants to captains, 3 sergeants to lieutenants, and 17
patrolmen to sergeants; i lieutenant assigned as lieutenant-detective, 7 sergeants assigned as sergeant-detectives,
2 detectives second grade assigned as detectives first grade, i detective third grade assigned as detective second
grade, 18 patrolmen assigned as detectives third grade, and i detective third grade assigned as patrolman; 3 deputy
superintendents, 4 captains, 7 lieutenants, 19 sergeants, and 68 patrolmen were retired on pensions; 4 sergeants, and
13 patrolmen died.
RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS
The Walter Scott Medal for Valor for 1962, the Department Medals of Honor, and the Thomas F. Sullivan
Awards, as recommended by a Police Board of Merit, were awarded at the annual Ball of the Boston Police Relief
Association held at the Boston Garden, December 4, 1962, as follows:
Thf Wdlter Scoll Medal for Valor, a Department Medal of
Honor, and the Thomas F. Sullivan Award to Patrolman
Vincent D. Kelly of Division Xine
On August I, 1962, Patrolman Vincent D. Kelly of
Division 9, while off duty operating his own automobile
near Thompson square in Charlestown, observed a parked
car and a man standing nearby, both answering a teletype
description issued in connection with an assault with intent
to murder which had occurred less than an hour before in
the Roxbury District. Keeping the man under observation,
Patrolman Kelly parked his car and followed the suspect,
whom he believed to be armed, into a nearby store.
Taking every precaution for the safety of the public in
this busy area, Patrolman Kelly confronted the suspect,
identified himself as a police officer, and, at gunpoint, dis-
anned the man and placed him under arrest.
This dangerous felon, who was armed with a loaded
revolver, was captured within a short time following the
commission of his crime as the result of the keen observation,
good judgment, and courage displayed by Patrolman
On September 25, 1962, in Suffolk Superior Court, this
criminal was convicted and sentenced to the State Prison.
RICHARD CARDINAL GUSHING PRESENTS
WALTER SCOTT MEDAL FOR VALOR TO
PATROLMAN VINCENT D. KELLY
DEPUTY MAYOR HENRY A. SCAGNOLI PRESENTS MEDAL OF HONOR
TO PATROLMAN GEORGE F. SHAMON
Department Medals of Honor and Thomas F. Sullivan Awards
Patrolmen George F. Shamon and Albert J. Hurst of Division 2 are hereb}' awarded a Department Medal
of Honor and the Thomas F. Sullivan Award for meritorious service performed on October 20, 1961.
On October 20, 1961, Patrolmen George F. Shamon and Albert J. Hurst of Division 2, assigned to special
duty as employees of the Beneficial Finance Company, 8 Winter street, Boston, due to recurrence of armed robberies
at this location, observed a man enter the office, draw a pistol, and approach the assistant manager, asking, ''Where's
the money?," at the same time brandishing the pistol in a threatening manner at employees within the office en-
closure where these officers were secreted.
Patrolman Shamon, his service revolver in his right hand and concealed by his body, lunged at the gunman,
who whirled and jammed his pistol in the officer's stomach. During the struggle both men fell to the floor, and
Patrolman Hurst rushed to the aid of Patrolman Shamon. Both officers quickly subdued the gunman, disarmed
him, and placed him under arrest.
The prisoner admitted having committed five previous armed robberies at the same location during a
period of approximately three years and had obtained about $6,200 in the commission of these crimes.
On December 7, 1961, this criminal was sentenced in Suftolk Superior Court to a long term in State Prison.
Patrolmen Gregory Mazares and Patrick J. Spillane of Division 4 are hereby awarded a Department Medal
of Honor and the Thomas F. Sullivan Award for meritorious service performed on January 9, 1962.
On Januar}- g, 1962, Patrolmen Gregory Mazares and Patrick J. Spillane of Division 4, performing plain-
clothes dutv, received information that a man wanted in connection with an armed robVjery was in the vicinity
of Washington street and Broadway. They immediately proceeded to that location and, while searching a parking
lot, observed a man hiding between an automobile and a brick wall.
Patrolman Spillane identified himself as a police officer, whereupon the man attempted to shoot, but his
weapon failed to fire. The officer leaped to the side of the vehicle and called to Patrolman Mazares, in another
section of the lot, for assistance. Patrolman Mazares responded on the run, and the man again attempted to
shoot, but the weapon did not fire.
After a struggle, the officers took the criminal into custody, seized his weapon and a box containing forty
rounds of cartridges.
The prisoner was sentenced in Superior Court on February 21, 1962, to the State Prison.
COMMISSIONER EDMUND L. McNAMARA PRESENTS MEDAL OF
HONOR TO PATROLMAN PATRICK J. SPILLANE
Patrolman Wilbur Feyler, Jr., of Division 10 is hereby awarded a Department Medal of Honor and the
Thomas F. Sullivan Award for meritorious duty performed on January 24, 1962.
On January 24, 1962, Patrolman Wilbur Feyler, Jr., Division 10, while on patrol duty in the early morning,
observed hea\^- smoke pouring from a three-story apartment building. Without regard for his personal safety,
Patrolman Feyler ran into the building and, by knocking and calling loudly at each apartment door, he aroused
all twelve occupants, who fled to safety in the street. While aiding in the rescue, Patrolman Feyler collapsed from
smoke inhalation and was removed to the Boston City Hospital.
As a result of a finding by the District Fire Chief that the fire was of suspicious origin, a subsequent in-
vestigation culminated in the arrest of one of the rescued occupants on suspicion of arson. On April 12, 1962, in
Superior Court, this man was convicted and sentenced to the State Prison.
The courage and alertness of Patrolman Feyler on this occasion was responsible for the saving of many
lives and prevented the destruction of this building and adjoining property.
Patrolman John J. Gallagher
Appointed May II, 1955
On May 25, 1962, Patrolman John J. Gallagher took his place among our departed
heroic police officers who died while in performance of their duty when during
the early moniing hours he suffered fatal gunshot wounds while apprehending
a felon who was committing a bank burglary.
Eequiegcat in ^ace
WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT
The total number of arrests, counting each arrest as that of a separate person, was 92,818.
There were 15,819 arrests on warrants and 31,476 without warrants; 45,523 were summoned by the courts.
The number of males arrested was 81,444; of females, 11,374.
The number of persons punished by fines was 45,953. The amount of fines totaled $181,209.
The total number of days' attendance at court by officers was 34,658, and the witness fees earned amounted
There were 23,210 persons arrested for drunkenness.
There were 242 committed to the State Prison; 1,348 to the House of Correction; 102 to Concord Reform-
atory; 1,160 to Bridgewater Reformatory; 82 to the Women's Reformatory; 367 to the Youth Service Board; and
2,188 to the County Jail.
The value of property taken from prisoners and lodgers was $139,254.
The value of property stolen in the city amounted to 85,135,115, and the value recovered amounted to
A FRIEND INDEED
The Detective Bureau is composed of several units, namely, Automobile, Ballistics, Chemical Laboratory,
Homicide, Lost and Stolen Property, Identification, and Missing Persons.
In addition, special squads are assigned to cover the following phases of police work and investigations:
lianking, express thieves, general investigation, holdups, hotels, narcotics, vice and obscene literature, pawnbrokers,
junk shops, second-hand dealers, pickpockets, shoplifters, domestic relations, and subversive activities.
Members of this Bureau investigate felonies committed within the jurisdiction of the City of Boston.
They also handle cases of fugitives from justice and conduct hundreds of investigations during the course of a year
for various police departments throughout the LInited States and foreign countries. Further, they cooperate in
every way possible with outside police departments in investigation of crime and prosecution of criminals.
This unit investigates all reports of automobiles stolen and is in daily communication with police au-
thorities of the United States and Canada. Many investigations are made in cooperation with the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, Post Ofifice Department, and immigration authorities of the United States.
The Automobile Unit Index contains records of cars stolen in Boston, cars stolen in other places, cars
reported purchased and sold, cars for which owners are wanted, cars used by missing persons, and cars whose opera-
tors are wanted for various offenses. Many arrests are made by officers of the department and the Automobile
Unit through information obtained from this index.
All applications for used car dealers' licenses are investigated by officers of this unit. Frequent examina-
tions are made to ascertain if used car dealers are conforming to the conditions of their licenses.
Using mechanical appliances and chemicals, members of this unit during the j'ear identified a number of
automobiles which were recovered or found abandoned on police divisions, restoring them to their owners, and have
assisted in solving many crimes by means of their positive identifications.
Record of Automobiles Reported Stolen in Boston for the Year
Ending December 31, 1962
July . .
Personnel assigned to this unit supervise the investigation of homicide cases and deaths of a suspicious or
violent nature. They are assigned to procure and present evidence at inquests. Transcripts of statements re-
ceived by these officers from witnesses and defendants are prepared for use as evidence in trials of capital cases.
Abortions 7 Falls 18
Accidental i Homicides
Asphyxiation 9 M. T. A 2
Burns 17 Motor vehicles 37
Drowning 7 Natural causes 1,368
Drugs (overdose) i
Falling objects i Total i,S46
Cases Prosecuted in Which the Homicide Unit Secured Evidence
Accessory before fact to abortion i
Assault and battery 21
Assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon 38
Assault and battery with dangerous weapon 28
Assault with intent to murder 14
Violation of firearm law 22
Recapitulation of Homicides
I Defendant committed suicide after commission of murder
1 Defendant — warrant issued at Roxbury Court for murder — not apprehended
2 Defendants charged with murder — still pending in lower court
7 Defendants charged with murder — no probable cause — lower court
1 Defendant charged with murder — reduced to manslaughter in lower court — Grand Jury action pending
2 Defendants charged with murder — still awaiting Grand Jury action
I Defendant charged with murder — indicted for assault and battery — pleaded guilty to assault and battery
I Defendant charged with murder — indicted for assault and battery — found guilty of assault and battery
3 Defendants charged with murder — ''No Bill," Grand Jury
I Defendant charged with murder — indicted for manslaughter — pleaded guilty to manslaughter
I Defendant charged with murder — indicted for manslaughter — pending trial in Superior Court
6 Defendants charged with murder — indicted for murder, second degree — pleaded guilty to manslaughter
3 Defendants charged with murder — indicted for murder, second degree — pending trial in Superior Court
5 Defendants charged with murder — indicted for murder, first degree — pleaded guilty to murder, second
degree — sentenced to life imprisonment
I Defendant charged with murder — indicted for murder, first degree — not apprehended
ID Defendants charged with murder — indicted for murder, first degree — pending trial in Superior Court
( Fort3'-six defendants involved in thirty-eight homicides)
14 Murder cases still under investigation
3 Defendants indicted for murder, first degree, for seven arson deaths of previous years — pending trial in Su-
LOST AND STOLEN PROPERTY
A description of all articles reported lost, stolen, or found in this city is filed in this unit. Many cities and
towns throughout the United States forward lists of property stolen in such places. All pawnbrokers and second-
hand dealers submit daily reports of all articles pawned or purchased. A comparison of the description of articles
reported lost or stolen and those articles which are pawned or purchased by dealers resulted in the recovery of
thousands of dollars' worth of stolen property and the arrest of many thieves.
Pawnshops and secondhand shops are inspected daily for the purposes of identifying property which may
have been stolen.
NARCOTICS AND VICE UNIT
The Narcotics and Vice Unit is charged wath the investigation and prosecution of persons who commit
crimes against chastity, morality, decency, and good order, involving the unlawful sale, distribution, and use of
narcotic drugs and derivatives and the importing, printing, publishing, selling, distributing, or exhibiting of obscene
or impure literature, prints, pictures, etc. This unit also cooperates with federal agencies in the investigation of
interstate prostitution and transportation of narcotic drugs and obscene literature.
Narcotic Drug Law violations .... 429 Obscene literature, prints, pictures, etc. . 20
Prostitution and related ofTenses 536
Pretended fortunetelling 2 Total 987
Cases Prosecuted in Which the Narcotics and Vice Unit Secured Evidence
Illegal sale and use of narcotic drugs . . . 288 Pretended fortunetelling 2
Prostitution and related offenses .... 368
Obscene literature, prints, pictures, etc. . 20 Total 678
Narcotic Drug Violations:
Sentenced to institutions or fined . 128 Found not guilty 26
Suspended sentence . . . . 103 Cases pending 8
Placed on file 23 '
Prostitution and Related Offenses:
Sentenced to institutions or fined . 141 Found not guilty 32
Suspended sentence . . . . 117 Cases pending 41
Placed on file 37
Obscene Literature, Prints, Pictures, etc.:
Sentenced to institutions or fined . 19 Suspended sentence .... o
Placed on file i
Found not guilty o Total 20
Found guilty and fined .... 2
Members of this unit have worked in close cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal
Narcotic Bureau, Post Office Department, Alcohol Tax Unit of the Federal Government, the District Attorney's
Office, as well as the state and local police departments.
Officers of this unit have appeared at thirtj'-one engagements to speak before various civic, religious, and
educational groups on narcotic problems. A complete exhibition of narcotic and harmful drugs is on display in
this office. Visiting law enforcement officers as well as civilians on tour of PoHce Headquarters are shown this
display as part of education in problems of narcotic law enforcement.
"THE PROTECTION OF LIFE"
THE HUNDRED CLUB
During the year 1959 a group of philanthropic businessmen fcirr.ed an organization known as '"The
Hundred Chil) of Massachusetts."
Tlie prime function of this organization is to provide financial assistance to the widows and dependents
of policemen and firefighters who have lost their lives in the Hne of duty.
The Boston Police Department expresses its gratitude and appreciation to ''The Hundred Club" for the
in\'aluable assistance rendered to the families of police officers who have given their lives in the service of this
DOMESTIC RELATIONS UNIT
The following arrests were made by this unit in the course of their regular duties from January i, 1962,
to December 31, 1962:
Nonsupport of family 220
Violation Illegitimate Child Act 188
Violation terms of probation — nonsupport 127
Violation terms of probation — Illegitimate Child Act 122
Default — nonsupport 36
Assault and battery 17
Arrest outside police department 16
Larceny by fraud 13
Fugitive from justice 3
Lewd and lascivious cohabitation 3
Unarmed robbery 3
Assault and battery with dangerous weapon 2
Threats to do bodily harm 2
Neglect of minor children 2
Abuse of female child
Desertion of family
Altering checks (Secret Service, Federal)
Defrauding Social Security (Federal)
Of the total arrests by this unit, 218 persons were committed to the House of Correction ranging fron
three months to four years; 216 were placed on suspended sentences, ranging from three months to one year and a
half; and 307 were placed on probation ranging from one month to six years.
Amount of money ordered by the various courts in restitution to the City of Boston Welfare Department,
in cases prosecuted by members of this unit, amounted to $23,606.96.
Amount of money ordered by the \'arious courts to be paid through the Probation Departments amounted
Amount of money resulting from persons removed from the welfare rolls of the Citj- of Boston and orders
of partial support and full support of families amounted to $359,998.96.
Members of this unit have investigated 2,409 welfare cases in this past year that have been referred to
this unit by the welfare authorities, where it was suspected there might be evidence of fraud or collusion. Investiga-
tion in a number of these cases is still continuing.
Personnel consists of members of the Detective Bureau expert in ballistics, explosives, and munitions.
All evidence found at the scene of crime where fireanris or explosives were used is examined. Suspected weapons
are catalogued, fired for test and comparison purposes, and spent bullets and discharged cases from these weapons
are filed. Cases involving ballistic evidence are prepared and presented in the various courts.
This unit responds to all calls where threats of bombing are received and makes a thorough examination
of the premises to make certain that no bombs are planted thereon.
All department firearms, accessories pertaining to same, and tear gas equipment have been inspected
All firearms held as evidence pending disposition by the courts are recorded.
Stolen firearms are traced and whenever possible are returned to the rightful owners. A file is kept on
stolen firearms, and checks are made against the file at the Lost and Stolen Property Unit and at the files of the
Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.
When firearms property of the United States are found used in crime or recovered otherwise, such j)roperty
is returned to the proper military or naval authorities after cases are disposed of by the courts.
This unit works in cooperation with other ])olice departments, federal agencies, military and naval in-
All police divisions and several units have on hand a supply of emergency equipment consisting of 1 2-gauge
riot shotguns, ammunition, belts with bayonets attached, bulletproof vests, tear gas gun kit and assembly, and gas
masks which provide complete respiratory protection for the wearer in all oxygen-deficient or highly gaseous
Harbor Police Division is equipped with line-throwing guns and rifles.
Periodic inspections are made and equipment replaced whenever necessary.
During the past year this unit assisted in 80S cases as follows:
Accidental shooting, no deaths 14
Armed robbery 62
Assault and battery, dangerous weapon 105
Bomb scares 71
Bombs, explosives, etc 18
Bullets recovered, no other crime involved 15
Examination of police revolvers fired effecting arrests, BB shot investigations, etc. 74
Firearms, discharging within city limits 6
Firearms law, violation of 166
Suicide and/or accidental shooting, death resulting 5
Suicide, attempt 2
Test specimens from other departments, examined 102
Weapons examined and held for safekeeping 16
Weapons examined and returned to owners 42
Weapons found, disposal, etc. 95
DETROIT PUBLIC \Mf^
BIOLOGICAL CHEMIST— CRIME LABORATORY
TIk' work performed in the laboratory is highly varied in its nature, the frequency of any particular type
being governed by the circumstances of the cases. The following is a comjjilation of the various tests and ex-
aminations performed jnirsuant to case investigations, and indicates the genera
Sought of Tests
Acid phosphatase g
Alcohol, ethyl 336
scope of the laboratory.
Alkalies . ' .
Barbiturates . .
Blood typing ....
Carbon monoxide .
Casts, plaster ....
Charred materials .
Density gradients .
Dirt and debris
E.xplosives and residues
Hydrocyanic acid .
Photographs, black and white
Photographs, color .
Physical matching .
Powder residue, cloth
Powder residue, other
Obliterated serial numbers
Rope and cordage
vSilver nitrate .
Tool marks and tools
Woods and metals .
THE RESCUER BEING RESCUED
Records — Activities
Recorded in the Main Index File 882,875
Recorded in the Female Record File 23,417
Recorded in the Male Record File 243.393
Number of photographs on file January i, 1962 776,876
Made and filed during the year 1 8,45 5
Number of '' foreign " photographs on file January i, 1962 18,398
Number of ''foreign" photographs received during the year 1,680
Number on file in the '' Local Segregated " file (gallery) *53>762
Number on file in the ''Foreign Segregated" file *i5)2i9
Identification of criminals arrested locally (gallery) nS
Identification of criminals arrested elsewhere (gallery) 25
Scenes of crime photographed 599
Photographs sent to:
Massachusetts State Bureau of Identification 7!382
Other cities and towns 2,950
Number of rectigraph photographs 5)347
Number of negatives of criminals 6,683
Number of prints made from same 33)415
Number of photographs of police officers (old photographs updated) 1)73^
Number of scenes of crime visited 2,480
Number of exposures (4" x 5" camera) 2,995
Number of prints of same 8,985
Number of exposures of latent fingerprints 2,270
Number of prints from same 4)540
Number of reorders of criminal photographs 3)57°
Number of standup photographs made 61
Prints made from same 183
* The HciKUcs Oallery is being constantly up iatcii hy removing from the Hies numerous photographs considered to be too old
to be used f(jr identification purposes.
Color ''mug" plioto<,'rai)hs on file December 31, 1 96 1 13,189
Made and filed tluring the year 3,693
Total "mug" photographs on file December 31, 1962 16,882
Miscellaneous color ])hotographs taken and processed (scenes of violence, homicide, etc.) ... 472
Number on file December 3 1 , 1961 219,939
Taken and filed during the year:
Received from other authorities:
Number on file December 3 1 , 1962 229,225
Fingerprints sent to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation 6,683
Massachusetts State Bureau of Identification 6,683
Other cities and towns 73
P'ingerprints taken other than of crmiinals:
Police officers o
Special police officers 1,084
Hackney carriage drivers 2,062
Civilian employees 69
Firearms Act (revolver licenses) 1,269
Total number of fingerprints on file (civilian file) December 31, 1 96 1 97,201
Total number of fingerprints on file (civilian file) December 31, 1962 101,616
Five-Finger System of Fingerprinting
Number of 5-finger cards in file December 3 1 , 1962 22,002
Number of main-index cards cross-indexed to 5-finger system, December 31, 1962 11,001
Number of latent prints found at crime scenes on file in Identification Section, December 31, 1962 . i,i35
Number of connections made by latent prints since system established 440
Requests received by telephone and personal inquiries made over the counter 9,472
Requests received by correspondence *4,2 7o
Requests for certified records 1,680
Requests for jury records 2,546
Requests in connection with applicants for licenses 10,943
Requests received from various public agencies:
Stragglers and deserters (armed forces) 730
Auxiliary police applicants i
Grand Total 29,642
Total number of persons reported missing in Boston ti,i32
Total number found, restored to relatives, etc 1,052
Total number still missing 80
* Tliis inchidps requests Injm :ili hraiiches of tlie urmed services and cmnpaiiies throughout the country engage<l in deleiise work.
t Does not include persons reported missing by various welfare agoiici(;s and numerous cases of children reported missing who
were found or returned within a few hours after report was made.
Age and Sex
of Persons Reported
Under 15 years
Over 15 years, under 21 years
Over 21 years
Reported missing in Boston 1,132
Reported to this department from outside departments and agencies 6,940
Reported missing and returned same day (locally) 1,07 7
Reported missing and returned same day (outside cities and towns) 2,376
Total number of persons reported missing
Persons Reported Missing by Police Divisions for Past Year
sion I (North End section)
sion 2 (Downtown section)
sion 3 (West End section)
sion 4 (South End section)
sion 6 (South Boston)
sion 7 (East Boston)
sion 8 (Harbor Police)
sion q (Dudley Street section of Roxbury)
sion 10 (Roxbury Crossing section)
sion 1 1 (Adams Street section of Dorchester)
sion 13 (Jamaica Plain)
sion 14 (Brighton)
sion 15 (Charlestown)
sion 16 (Back Bay)
sion 17 (West Roxbury)
sion iS (Hyde Park)
sion 19 (Mattapan)
EARLY MORNING RESCUE
Persons interviewed *3i9
Inquiries relating to location of friends and relatives 550
In no cases of dead bodies fingerprinted, So were identified through fingerprint impressions.
There were no reports of persons afflicted with amnesia.
Warrants received from the Boston Police Department 6,504
Warrants received from other Massachusetts Departments for service in Boston i)339
Warrants received from other departments outside Massachusetts for service in Boston .... 106
Total warrants received for service in Boston 7.949
Warrants sent out for service to divisions and units within the department 6,228
Warrants sent out for service to other cities and towns in Massachusetts 1,038
Warrants sent out for service to cities and towns outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts . . 221
Warrants sent to institutions in Massachusetts as detainers for this department 462
Total warrants processed 7>949
Warrants returned without service to our divisions and units 1,067
Warrants returned without service to other departments 810
Total arrests on warrants processed in this department 6,072
Total number received from outside cities and towns for service in Boston 7,i57
Total number served 6,645
Total number not served 512
Total number of summonses sent from the Identification Section for service in outside cities and towns 35,5 10
Total number served 32,404
Total number not served 3, 106
Multilith and Mimeograph
Two multilith machines under direct supervision of two experienced operators enable this department to
prepare and complete printing of circulars containing photographs and fingerprints of persons either reported
massing or wanted for criminal offenses. These multilith machines are also used to print department fonns.
The multilith machine unit is completely equipped with camera, arc Hghts, and vacuum frame, which add to
the varied output of this machine. Both machines are capable of printing in approximately two hours' time de-
scriptive circulars of persons wanted. In some instances circulars are completed and mailed to outside cities before
a fugitive arrives at his destination. One of these multilith machines has the capability of making impressions on
both sides of a card or paper simultaneously.
This unit also has a high-speed electric addressograph machine and two electric mimeograph machines
which are used to make daily manifolds, warrant manifolds, bulletins, and circular letters for the various units and
divisions, including Police School lessons.
•Does not include those interviewed at the various units and divisions of the department.
The Traffic Division is responsible for the control of traffic and the enforcement of parking regulations in
the area of the city within the boundaries of Divisions i, 2, 4, and 16, and the traffic post on Commonwealth
avenue at Boston University Bridge, Division 14. It is responsible for the prevention and investigation of traffic
accidents throughout the city and for the over-all supervision of traffic arrangements for major parades, public
celebrations, and events of a similar nature. It pro\'ides a safety patrol which functions on a citv-wide basis.
Total registrations in the Commonwealth reached a figure of 1,941,063 at October 31, 1962, reflecting an
increase of 59,749 registrations (3.2 percent) over the corresponding figure at October 31, 1961, of 1,881,314.
Notices of parking violations issued by the Boston Police Department during the year amounted to
638,067, of which figure 318,281 were issued by the Traffic Di\-ision. Corresponding figures for the year of 1961
are 626,477 ^"d 352,399, respectively.
Vehicles towed by the Traffic Division during the year amounted to 44.432, an increase of 1,286 over the
Court prosecutions by the Traffic Division for the year totaled 31,268, an increase of 4,958 over the cor-
responding figure for 1961.
Parking fines paid at the Central Municipal Court for the year amounted to $842,007. The total for the
year 1961 was $498,832, reflecting an increase of $343,175, due, in part, to the increased schedule of fines which
was in effect for the entire j-ear of 1962.
Parking meter revenue also showed a substantial increase. The figures released by the Traffic and Parking
Commission are as follows:
Year Ending Year Ending
Dec. 31, 1962 Dec. 31, 1961 Increase
Area north and east of Massachusetts avenue . . . $633,165.11 $412,055.05 .$221,110.06
560,880.38 - -273,087.33
In connection with the increase shown it is to be noted that the ten-cent meter was in effect during the
entire year of 1962.
M-i SAFETY EDUCATION
The M-i Safety Squad of the Traffic Division provided daily programs of safety talks and demonstrations
in the city schools throughout the year. This program is augmented by appearances of the squad at the various
playgrounds during school vacation periods. A weekly radio program of safety subjects and presentations on the
general theme of safety was broadcast through the facilities of Station WORL. The casts are composed of school
children and the skits prepared through the cooperation of school personnel.
Special traffic details and escorts were provided for the following-named distinguished visitors to our city:
President John F. Kennedy, ex-President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Kind Saud of Arabia, the President
of the Ivory Coast Republic, Ambassadors of France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, and Norway, the
Minister of Liberia, the Mayors of BerHn and Tokyo, National Commanders of the American Legion and the
Marine Corps League, the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston, the Archbishop of Greece, the Patriarch of Lebanon,
\-arious members of the Congress of the United States and representatives of federal bureaus, the governors of the
States of New Hampshire and Washington, actors Danny Thomas, Van Johnson, Sammy Davis, Jack Bailey,
Marv Griffin, Rex Trailer, plus numerous civic and student groups.
AUXILIARY SCHOOL PATROL
In September of this year there was established within the department an Auxiliary School Patrol con-
sisting of fifty-eight uniformed female school traffic supervisors, who were appointed special police officers for that
Although the prime responsibiHty of the school traffic
supervisors is the protection of children going to and from
school, they have been appointed special police officers for
the sole purpose of enforcing in the areas adjacent to schools
and school crossings those statutes, city ordinances, and
traffic ndes and regulations which specifically relate to the
operation, parking, and use of motor vehicles.
School traffic supervisors are not members of the regular
police force, nor does the position come within the purA'iew
of the civil service laws and rules. The appointment is for
the duration of the school year, the hours of duty are inter-
mittent, and compensation is on a per diem basis. School
traffic supervisors are under the direct supervision of dis-
During the short period of time the Auxiliary School
Patrol has been in existence it has proven to be highly effi-
cient and useful and has made possible the use of more
police officers for the prime police function of preventing
crime and apprehending criminals.
GUARDIAN OF THE CROSSING
CENTRAL COMPLAINT AND
The Central Complaint Room has control over all communications consisting of telephone, teletype,
radio, and telegraph.
There were 571,787 outgoing telephone messages and 4,011 toll calls made by the department through
our switchboard; 395,848 emergency messages were received and processed at the Complaint Desk through either
DE 8-1212 or the department intercommunication system; 553,714 telephone messages were received through our
switchboard, many of which were transferred to the Complaint Desk for processing; 271,463 teletype messages and
6qi telegrams were processed, 14.540 of these relating to missing persons; 19,731 automobiles and registration
plates were reported lost or stolen, and 17,836 were reported recovered; 667,556 radio messages were sent.
On an average month some 56,000 radio messages are processed over our radio system to and from mobile
equipment and police boats. A soundscriber records accurately each radio transmission and provides the depart-
ment with an inii5ortant administrative record of same.
The Central Records Section is located on the fourth floor of Police Headquarters. With its modem IBM
data-processing machines, it prepares accurate and detailed reports and exerts control over all departmental re-
porting procedures, which are forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Valuable information concerning the incidence and frecjuency of various types of crime is prepared in
delail by machine operation and forwarded to division commanders for their information and guidance. This
information has resulted in increased efficiency in the field of crime detection.
Over $25,602 was realized for work permits and requests for records during this period, and 634,376 park-
ing violations mailed.
The new Xerox copier machine installed at the statistical unit reproduced over 70,000 copies of various
reports and documents. This machine has saved many man-hours in report writing and administrative tasks.
The Police Academy is maintained for promoting the
efficiency of the department through the indoctrination of
recruits in basic routines and techniques.
On appointment, new patrolmen pursue an intensive
eight weeks' course of study under the direction of experi-
enced superior officers. Regular courses in conduct, disci-
pline, care of department equipment, use of revolvers and
clubs, report writing, procedure with regard to violators of
law and/or ordinances are supplemented by the appearance
of qualified speakers, specialists in their fields, to acquaint
the new officers with such subjects as radiation detection,
first aid, judo, the i)roper handling of traffic, etc.
BOSTON'S FINEST ON PARADE
CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU
The Crime Pre\'eiUion Bureau operates for the prevention of dcHnquency among juveniles and maintains
;i program of constant cooperation witli all other agencies in the child welfare field for the rehabilitation of malad-
Duties in General
1. Develop a program of crime prevention intended to climin;ite factors that induce criminal tendencies
2. In this program enlist the aid of the general jjuhlic, all child welfare agencies, divisions and units of
3. Teacli good citizenship, develop a proper mental attitude of citizens toward law-enforcement agencies,
and especially educate the public and the police in the problems of crime prevention and suppression of juvenile
4. Determine persons and places which in any way contribute to delinquency of children, investigating
and taking the necessary action to correct such conditions.
5. Supervise and inspect places of public amusement, hotels, bus and railroad stations, and places where
large numbers of people congregate.
6. Promote welfare of children, the sick, the aged, and the needy, locating missing persons.
7. Investigate cases concerning boys and girls and assist in the investigation of cases in which women are
Summary of Work Accomplished
The juvenile officers arrested and prosecuted 1,687 male and 28Q female juveniles in the following age
In accordance with the program of detecting and prosecuting all adults who are in any way involved in
vmlawful acti\4ties concerning juveniles, 289 male and 42 female adults were prosecuted.
The officers also brought to their respective stations, for questioning in regard to criminal oft'enses committed
on each division, 3,488 male and 583 female juveniles. As a result of interrogation, together with personal inter-
views with the parents of these children, it was determined for the best interests of the children, parents, and the
city to return them to their parents without bringing them before the court for delinquency proceedings.
This part of the juvenile plan in the City of Boston is the contribution of the Boston Police Department
towards the rehabilitation of the child, which is dramatically borne out by the fact that the number of recidivists
still remain below i per cent. It is justification for the continuance of this policy in Boston, with the child being
returned to the parents after an investigation by the juvenile officer, in the case of first oiTenders, without having
the stigma of a juvenile record attached to that child who, after the proper discipHnary action by the parents, would
not and does not appear in the over-all juvenile delinquency pattern again.
There were 6,368 cases processed by the Juvenile Bureau for this period, including the cases brought to
court and the cases turned over to tha parents of the children for disciplinary a^tioa.
This Bureau presented lectures to many different organizations in an effort to educate the public to the
scope of juvenile delinquency, the elemsntary causes, the policies, plans, and procedures of the Crime Prevention
Bureau as established by the Police Commissioner. The results of these lectures are reflected in many ways, such
as the multitude of organizations which are now conducting campaigns against the sale of indecent literature and
photographs to children, the organizations which are now offering athletic programs to children, and, most important
of all, the supervisory interest that parents are now taking in their children. It cannot go without mention that
the tremendous cooperation this bureau is receiving from the clerg\', the schools, and the agencies of Boston is
directlv related to this program of acquainting the public with the juvenile delinquency problem in Boston.
During the fiscal year the juvenile officers have personally contacted 4,371 persons who were engaged in
some phase of children's welfare work in the City of Boston, including school teachers, librarians, court attaches,
clergymen, boys' club and girls' club workers, and those people who staff the many agencies working for the better-
ment of children. This phase of the program is to make all of these people more fully aware of the fact that the
police are cognizant of their importance in the over-all battle against delinquency and realize that delinquency
shall be defeated only by the cooperation of all parties working for a common cause.
During the year the juvenile officers have carried on a program of cooperation with the supen^isors of at-
tendance in the public schools which is worthy of special mention due to the fact that it is now officially recognized
that truancy has decreased in Boston because of the work that has been done in this field.
Also during the year, due to the fact that the officers, through their contact with the different agencies,
have learned what each agency is specializing in, many hundreds of our unfortunate families have been assisted by
the agencies after a referral had been made to them by the cfficers who, because of their knowledge of the
neighborhood of assignment, recognized the fact that these people were in dire need of assistance.
It will be noted that a comparison with the annual report submitted in the year ig6i shows that this
bureau processed and handled approximately the same number of cases, which, in the light of the reported upward
trend on a national level, should be regarded as encouraging.
TRAINING AND PREPAREDNESS
Chapter 392 of the Acts of 1930, as amended, Hmits the number of hcenses to set up and use hackney
carriages in the City of Boston to 1,525.
During the poHce year, January i, 1962, to December 31, 1962, due to changes of ownership and regrants,
a total of *i,98i hcenses were granted.
There were 281 articles, consisting of umbrellas, coats, handbags, etc., found in carriages during the year,
which were turned over to the office of Inspector of Carriages, Of these 105 were restored to the owners, and the
balance of 176 placed in the custody of the Property Clerk.
The following statement gives details concerning public hackney carriages, as well as licenses to drive
Hackney Carriage Licenses
Applications for carriage licenses received
Carriages licensed (''renewal" applications and "changes of ownership")
Carriages licensed ("regrants")
Carriage licenses canceled (in favor of "regrants" and "changes of ownership")
Carriages licensed — " changes of ownership "
Carriage hcenses in effect December 31, 1962 (at end of police year) — licensed since February i, 1962
(beginning of hackney carriage license year)
Hackney Carriage Drivers
Applications for drivers' licenses reported on
Applications for drivers' licenses rejected .
Drivers' licenses granted
Drivers' licenses revoked, 27, of which revocations 9 were rescinded and the licenses restored, leaving
the net figure shown of such revocations as
Drivers' licenses in effect December 31, 1962 (at end of police year) — licensed since February i, 1962
(beginning of hackney carriage license j-ear)
Complaints against owners, drivers, and "setups" investigated
Articles found in carriages reported liy drivers
The City Prison is located in the New Court House Building, Somerset street, Boston.
Males arrested in the city for offenses the prosecution of which is within jurisdiction of the Central
Municipal Court are conveyed to the City Prison and, unless otherwise released, are held in charge of the keeper
until the next session of the court before which they are to appear.
If sentenced to imprisonment, or held for a grand jury, they are conveyed by county authorities to the
institution to which they have been sentenced, or to the Charles Street Jail to await such grand jury action.
During the year, January i, 1962, to December 31, 1962, 12,783 men were committed to the City Prison,
Abuse of child ....
Assault and battery .
Breaking and entering
Carrying firearm without license
Fugitives from justice
Lewd and lascivious cohabitation
Violation of liquor law
Violation of motor vel
Violation of probation
One hundred and seventv-one male lodgers were received and cared for during the year.
HOUSE OF DETENTION
The House of Detention for Women is located in the New Court House Building, Somerset street. All
women arrested in the city are conveyed to the House of Detention and, unless otherwise released, are held in
charge of the chief matron until the next session of the court before which they are to appear.
If sentenced to imprisonment, or held for a grand jury, they are conveyed by county autliorities to the
institution to which they have been sentenced, or to the Charles Street Jail to await such grand jury action.
During the year 2,524 were committed as follows:
Abandonment 3 Lewd and lascivious cohabitation ... 10
Abortion 2 Neglect of children 6
Adultery 11 Probation and parole, violation of ... iq
Assault and battery 27 Runaways
Delinquent children 4 Safekeeping
Drug law, violation of 8 Stubborn children 14
Drunkenness 1,736 Suspicious persons 325
Fornication i Miscellaneous 191
Idle and disorderly 42
Larceny 93 Total 2,524
Eight women lodgers were received and cared for during the year.
POLICE SIGNAL SYSTEM
The total number of boxes in use is 5S2. Of these 547 are connected with the underground system and
35 with the overhead.
In the past year employees of this service responded to 1,829 trouble calls; inspected 582 signal boxes,
16 signal desks, iS motor generator sets, 440 storage batteries. Repairs have been made on 233 box movements,
29 registers, 167 locks, 27 time stamps, 22 vibrator bells, 36 relays, 47 electric fans, 47 motors, 16 generators. This
unit is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all electric wiring and cciui])ment at all police buildings.
Connected with the police signal boxes are 64 signal, 5S2 telephone, and 83 blinker-hght circuits.
The Signal Service Unit supervises all telephone and teletype installations and minor teletype repairs
throughout the department. It also maintains 48 headquarters-to-station house telephone circuits, iS teletype-
, writer circuits, iS radio-wired broadcast circuits, 5 radio-car response circuits, a circuit, with equipment, at the
Charlesbank Station of the Metropolitan District Police, and the intercommunication units throughout the depart-
Payments on Account of the Signal Service During the Year Ending December 31, 1962
(Included in Table XI)
Signal and traffic upkeep, repairs and supplies therefor 42,207.69
TACTICAL PATROL FORCE
Laic in ig62 a new Tactical Patrol Force was organized in the department. The purpose of the Tactical
Patrol Force is to provide a highly maneuverable foot patrol of police officers that will be readily available to
augment the personnel of the several districts and units when required as the result of an unusual and temporary
situation or in a sudden emergency.
After high crime incidence areas of the city are determined, the Tactical Patrol Force is deployed into those
areas to prevent crime and to apprehend criminals. For this purpose members of the Tactical Patrol Force work a
flexible schedule of days and hours to conform with those days and hours within which crime incidence is high.
The commanding officer and personnel of the Tactical Patrol Force were carefully selected and have com-
pleted an intensive training course in physical fitness and tactical procedures. The office of the Tactical Patrol
Force is located at Police Division i, 154 North street, Boston.
HARBOR POLICE AND EMERGENCY
The duties performed by the Harbor Police, Division S, comprising the harbor and the islands therein,
were as follows:
Number of vessels boarded from foreign ports 1,052
Number of vessels ordered from the channel 13
Number of vessels permitted to discharge car-
goes in stream 12
Number of alarms of fire attended on water
Number of fires extinguished without alarm . 7
Number of sick and injured persons assisted . 1 7
Number of cases investigated .... 1,064
Number of dead bodies recovered ... 10
Number rescued from drowning ... 22
Number of cases where assistance was ren-
Number of obstructions removed from channel 42
Number of vessels assigned to anchorage . 1,761
Number of dead bodies cared for . . . 10
Number of hours grappling .... 43
Value of property recovered, consisting of
boats, riggings, floats, stages, etc. . . $27,235
vSince January i, 1962, 709 vessels from domestic ports and 1,052 vessels from foreign ports arrived at the
Port of Boston.
Harbor Patrol Service
A day and night patrol service was maintained by the police boats "William H. McShane," "William H.
Pierce," "Patrol Boat 45," "Patrol Boat Protector," and a Chris-Craft patrol craft in the upper and lower harbors.
Mystic River, Chelsea Creek, Fort Point Channel, Reserve Channel, Dorchester Bay, and Neponset River.
Emergency Service Unit
This Division operates, on a 24-hour basis, the Emergency Service Unit truck, fully manned and equipped
with emergency weapons, firearms, bomb blast mat, bulletproof clothing, lighting generators, power saw, acetylene
cutting torch, "hydraulic rescue jacks, wheat lights, riot sticks, road-blocking equipment, rope and rescue tools,
gas masks, chem'ox units, life belts, life lines, ladders, asbestos clothing, etc.
The unit responds automatically to the scene of all fires in the city for which three or more alarms are
sounded, all bomb and explosives reports, and to all requests for assistance from any division or unit requiring
special tools, firearms, and equipment.
The unit also operates the barrier truck, placing wooden barriers when and where they are requested by
the several divisions.
During the period commencing April 25, 1962
responded to and assisted at the following incidents:
Accidents, including automobile, construction
jobs, live wires, elevator, train, M.T.A.,
Arrests assisted in, on roofs, bridge structures,
Bomb and explosive reports ....
Buildings in dangerous condition, street cave-
Buildings and areas searched for armed per-
sons, criminals, evidence, and weapons .
Evidence and weapons located in searches . 3
and ending December 31, 1962, the Emergency Unit
Fires for which three, four, or five alarms were
Illuminating gas and an:monia leaks . . 8
Injured persons assisted at accidents . . 53
Injured persons transported to hospitals 2
Large public aftairs, demonstrations, presi-
dential visits, etc 17
Persons in the water 5
Suicide attempts 4
Unfounded calls 5
Barrier truck runs 34
Barriers placed and picked up . . . • 252
MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE
There are 234 motor vehicles in ll:e service at the present time which are distn
buted as follows:
* Included in tlic total of 132 pa.'s.'^cngci' automobile.s there arc 17 station wagon:^.
t Included in the total of 16 trucks there i.« a car-crane and a fork-lift at Divi.sion 8.
The department is equipped with combination automobiles (patrol and ambulance) in Divisions i, 2, 3,
4, 6, 7, 9, 10, II, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.
During the year ambulances responded to calls to convey sick and injured persons to the following places:
Boston City Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital .
Calls where services were not required
Boston State Hospital
Carney Hospital ....
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
East Boston Relief Station .
Beth Israel Hospital ...
United States Veterans' Hospital
Children's Hospital ...
Faulkner Hospital ....
Southern Mortuary ...
Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals
Northern Mortuary ...
Chelsea Naval Hospital
Police station houses
Boston Lying-in Hospital
New England Hospital .
Physicians' offices ....
Roslindale General Hospital .
St. Margaret's Hospital .
Brighton Marine Hospital
Floating Hospital ....
Massachusetts Mental Health Hospital
Pratt Diagnostic Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Sullivan Square Medical Center
Harlev Hospital ....
Massachusetts Osteopathic Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital
United States Public Health Hospital
Winthrop Community Hospital .
Milton Hospital ....
Glenside Hospital .
Boston Sanatorium .
Brodkline Hospital .
Parker Hill Hospital
Chelsea Memorial Hospital
Metropolitan State Hospital
Sancta Maria Hospital
Brooks Memorial Hospital
Cambridge City Hospital
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Waltham State Hospital
Whidden Memorial Hospital ....
'l"hc Property Clerk's Office is charged with the care of all police ImildiiiKS, lost, stolen, and aljandoned
property, money or other property alleged to have been illegally obtained, and all articles and jjroperty taken from
persons arrested for any cause. In its custody are also placed all seized liriuor and gaming implements which come
into the possession of the department.
All orders for supplies, building maintenance, uniforms, and equipment are issued by this office.
During the year 2^:59 motor vehicles came into custody of this office; 30 vehicles were released to legitimate
claimants and 192 vehicles were sold at puljlic auction. There are now 119 motor vehicles in custody.
A maintenance shop for the servicing of the department automoljiles is in operation on a 24-hour Ijasis.
During the year, on 7,275 occasions, department cars were repaired, and, on 1,945 occasions, cars were serviced.
There were 360 department cars and 250 privateh' owned cars towed by the department wrecker. The department
operates a motorcycle repair shop where, on 861 occasions, motorcycles were repaired and serviced during the year.
It is responsible for the insj)ection of all department vehicles, all garages in the various divisions, and is
required to investigate and report on all accidents involving department vehicles.
Lost and Found Property
Articles on hand January i, 1962 137
Articles received during the year to December 31, 1962 220
Delivered to owners 47
Sold at public auction 72
Total number of articles disposed of 151
Total number of articles on hand December ^i, 1962 206
ASSISTING THE SICK AND INJURED
The successful operation of a large police department, with its complex duties and responsibilities, is a
direct result of thorough planning and preparation. The thoroughness of planning and preparation, covering as
many situations as human conduct and experience provide, will remove the necessity of quick decisions, which,
although necessary, are often unsatisfactory.
The chief administrator of a large police department is required to make numerous daily decisions covering
all areas of police operations and procedures. These decisions directly affect such various functions as crime pre-
vention methods, traffic control, personnel training and deportment, budget planning, and procurement. His
judgment will determine the type, use, and methods of developing department statistics and records.
Although the chief executive cannot relieve himself of the responsibility of making the foregoing de-
cisions, he can take steps to insure that such decisions are the result of reflective planning.
To this end the Boston Police Department in 1962 selected a body of men designated as the Planning
Board. It is comprised of various officers possessing extensive experience in the fields of police patrol, traffic
management, records and communications, personnel and training, inspectional services, and data processing.
Abandoned children cared for
Buildings found open and made secure
Dangerous buildings reported
Dangerous chimneys reported
Dead bodies recovered and cared for
Defective drains and vaults reported
Defective fire alarms and clocks reported
Defective gas pipes reported
Defective hydrants reported
Defective sewers reported
Defective street lights reported .
Defective streets and walks reported
Defective water pipes reported .
Fire alarms given
Insane persons taken in charge .
Lost children restored ....
Number of persons committed to bail
Persons rescued from drowning .
Sick and injured persons assisted
Street obstructions removed
Water nmning to waste reported
Dr. Joseph W. Devi'ne is the Medical Examiner for the PoUce Department. A suite is provided on the
seA'enth floor of PoHce Headquarters, which consists of the doctor's office, a fully equipped and modernized exami-
nation and treatment room, a waiting room, and secretary's office.
Upon entrance into the department, all persons certified for appointment by the Division of Civil Serv'ice
either for the uniformed force or in ci\'ilian capacity, as well as those employed for ci\'ilian dutj- on a temporary
basis, are examined, and a phj'sical report on each is submitted to the Police Commissioner.
All members of the uniformed force are examined for injuries incurred either in the performance of duty or
when off duty. Those members whose injuries bring about a period of absence and those incapacitated by a pro-
longed illness are given a periodic examination. The diagnosis and prognosis in each case as to availability to
perform police duty are submitted to the Police Commissioner with recommendations. Permanent records are
maintained which aid in decisions affecting continuance in the ser\'ice or retirement, as the case may be.
Preventive inoculations are administered by the Medical Examiner to the members of the force to meet
any exigencj', such as in the case of an epidemic of influenza, poliomyelitis, etc. These immunizations are given on
a voluntary basis. Also on a voluntary basis, and at various intervals, members of the force report to the Medical
Department for the purpose of donating their blood to the American Red Cross.
At the close of the j'ear 1962, over 3,000 members of the department received medical examinations, and
reports bearing upon each case were submitted for the attention of the Police Commissioner and for the personnel
record of each officer concerned.
ASSACHUSETTS SaFETY CoUNCIL
CITY OF BOSTON
FOR ACTIVE SUPPORT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY
BY PARTICIPATION IN THE
ANNUAL INVENTORY OF TRAFFIC SAFETY ACTIVITIES
OF THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
FOR THE YEAR
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Department Assist for Jimmy Fund
Commissioner McNamara, Joe Cronin, Red Sox
Raised — $12,317.71
The members of the Boston Police Department enriched the ''Jimmy" Fund Treasury by $12,317.71.
The money is being used by the Jimmy Fund Hospital in a research program to help children afflicted with cancer.
PRCTEl!? FOU.\D.ATIO.\. INC.
ACK^0WLEDGES THE DEDICAIEC SES'-iCE CF MES
BOSTON POLICE DEP.4RTMEM
FOS P.iRTiCIP.WION !N k .^SOLOKEC .^IDMES
. SERIES GF SIUCIES CK HUMAN BLCOBFIASMA.
:. THESE STUDIES RECuiKEs' 7:;;: ;:::
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BEING iiETUSNED TS HIS SYSTEM. AN: HiS
PLASMA RETAISED:BY iKYESi:;AT:=;
FOE STUDY .AND USE.
THE SUCCESS OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS HAS SEE-N'
WHOLLY DEPENDENT UPON THE FAITHFULNESS
AND CONFIDENCE OF DONORS RECRUITED FEO«
THE RANKS OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR THE YEAR 1962
TABLE I— Total Number of Persons Arrested by Divisions and Units for All Types of Offenses, Covering Both
Pending and Completed Cases, for the Year Ending December 31, 1962
Division One . . . ,
Division Two ....
Division Four ....
Division Six ....
Division Eiglit .
Division Nine .
Division Seventeen .
Superintendent's Office .
* CoasjlidaljJ with Uivisuiis
TABLE II— Major Offenses (Not Arrests) Known to the Police and Reported to the F.B,I. Under Uniform
Crime Reporting Procedure, for the Year Ending December 31, 1962
Classificatiox of Offenses
1. L'riminal homicide;
(a) Alurder ami nouneghgeut
(6) Manslaughter bj- negligence
2. Forcible rape ....
4. Aggravated assault
5. Burglary — breaking or entering
6. Larceny — theft (except auto
(a) S50 and over in \ alue .
(6) Under S50 in \n\ue
7. Auto theft
TABLE III— Analysis of Property Connected with Offenses Shown Under Table 11 for the Year Ending
December 31, 1962
Type of Property
Value of Property Stolen in Boston
Currency, notes, etc. .
Jewelry and precious metals
Locally stolen automobiles
TABLE IV Breakdown of Offenses Shown Under Table 11 and Value of Propertj Stolen b\ Type of Offense
for the Year Ending December 31, 19o2
Classification of Offenses
Number of Actual
Value of Property
(a) Highway (streets, alleys, etc.)
(6) Commercial house (not c, d.S)
(c) Oil station
(rf) Chain store
(r) Residence (anywhere on premises)
Total — robbery
Burglary — breaking or entering:
(a) Residence (dwelling)
(6) Nonresidence (store, office, etc.)
Total — burglary
Larceny — Theft (except auto, by value)
(a) $50 and over
(6) S5 to $50
(c) Under $5
Total — larceny
((i) All other
Total — auto theft
TABLE V — Additional Analysis of Larceny and Auto Theft for the Year Ending December 31, 1063
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Nature of Larcenies:
(6) Purse-snatching .
(c) Shoplifting ....
(d) Yronx autos (not accessories)
(e) Auto accessories .
(g) All other . . . ,
(a) Number stolen locally and recovered locally
(&) Number stolen locally and recovered outside ,
(c) Number stolen out of town, recovered locally
TABLE VI Number of
Individuals Arrested Including Traffic Arrests -
December 31, 1962
Not the Number of Charges — for the Year Ending
Classification of Offenses
Part I Classes
Criminal homicide :
(a) Murder and noiuiegligent manslaughter
(b) Manslaughter by negligence
Forcible rape ....
Burglary breaking or entering
Larceny theft (except auto theft)
Total, Part I Classes
Part II Classes
Forgery and counterfeiting ....
Embezzlement and fraud
Stolen property ;bu.ying, receiving, possessing
Weapons; carrying, pos.scssing, etc.
Prostitution and commercialized vice
Sex offenses (except 2 and 13)
Offen.ses against family and children
Narcotic drug laws
Driving while intoxicated
Violation of road and driving laws .
Traffic and motor vehicle laws (except 22 and 24)
All other offenses
Total, Part II Classes
Persons Charged by
TABLE VII— Arrests for the Vear Ending December 31, 1962
Nature of Offence
iMuider and nonnegligent manslaughter
Negligent manslaughter .
Aggravated assault .
Burglary — breaking and entering
Larcenj'' — theft (except auto theft)
Other assaults .
Forger}^ and counterfeiting
Embezzlement and fraud
Stolen property .
Weapons, possession of
Family and children .
Narcotics laws .
Disorderly conduct .
Driving while intoxicated
Road and driving laws
All other offenses
Arrests for other departments
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TABLE X - Showing the Number of Licenses of All Kinds Issued bv the Police Commissioner and the Amount of Money Received from
All Sources and Paid to the City Collector- Treasurer During the \ car Hnduig December .51, 1902
CLASS OF LICENSE
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Auctioneer (other classes) .
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Driver (hackney carriage) .
Fiiearms. dealer in . . .
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Hackney carriage (replacement ot drivers
Hackney carriage (photos)
Handcart (common carrier)
Junk collector ....
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Musician (itinerant) .
I'ubhc lodging house .
Revolver (including machine gun)
Revolver, permit to purchase
Secondhand motor vehicle dealer
Shotguns and rifles, dealer in .
Street railway, conductor, motorman
Copies of licenses and replacement
( 'opies of police reports
Damage to police property
Sale of condemned property
Sale of lost, stolen, and
Sale of "pawnbroker and
articles report blanks
Sunday permits .
Use of police property
Credit bv City Collector-Treasurer for
money" received for damage to police
property, telephone commissions and
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TABLE XI — Financial Statement for the Year Ending December 31, 1962
Group 1. Personal Services:
10 Permanent employees $16,077,649 30
1 1 Temporaiv employees 7,570 00
12 Overtime " . . " 597,604 27
Group 2. Contractual Services:
21 Communications $68, o2] 71
22 Light, heat and power 51,380 95
26 Repairs and maintenance oi Imildings and
structures 31,596 27
27 Repairs and servicing of e(|uipment . . . 55,617 61
28 Transportation of persons 27,648 83
29 Miscellaneous contractual services . . . 139,787 97
Group 3. Supplies and ^Materials:
30 Automotive $147,863 62
32 Food 15,158 82
33 Heating 41,723 02
34 Household 13,331 52
35 :\Iedical, dental and ho.spital 1,950 67
36 Uffice 78.950 45
39 Miscellaneous 172,879 22
Group 4. Current Charges and Obligations:
49 Miscellaneous 55,894 55
Group 5. Equipment:
50 Automotive $99,858 00
56 Office furniture and ecjuipment .... 3,762 28
59 Miscellaneous 9,634 50
Total S^l 7.698.383 56
Special Items (not included in Police Department appropriation)
Down Pai-ment Loan:
56 Office furniture and e(|uipmcnt .... $6,668 11
59 Miscellaneous eciuipment 6,854 65
Departmental Equipment Loan:
50 Automotive $33,1.">C) 45
56 Office furniture and equipment .... 330 00
59 Miscellaneous equipment 5,793 91
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For dog licenses (credited to the School Department)
Use of police property
Sale of condemned, lost, strjlen and abandoned property
For replacement dog tags, replacement hackney carriage drivers' badges, copies of
licen.ses and records, sale of report blanks
Reimbursement for lost and damaged uniforms and equipment
For damage to police propert}' (paid at Headquarters)
Credit bj- Cit\' Collector-Treasurer for monej^ received for damage to police property,
commissions on telephones, and dog fines
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