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THE MISSION STATEMENT 

OF THE 

BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 

We dedicate ourselves to work 

in partnership witii the community 

to fight crime, reduce fear and improve 

the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 



Our Mission is Neighborhood Policing. 



Boston Police Department at a Glance 



Organi/cd: 1854 

Sworn Otticcrs: 2135 

Recruit Olticcrs: 77 

Total Officers: 2,212 

Civilian Personnel: 831 

Budget: 167 Million (FY98) 

Median Age: 35 

Mean Years of Service: 18 

Facilities: 26 

Marked Patrol Vehicles: 482 

Unmarked Vehicles: 441 

Specialty Vehicles: 100 

Motorcycles: 50 

Bicycles: 43 

Boats: 5 

Horses: 16 

Canines: 16 

Bomb Disposal Vehicles: 1 

Total Dispatched Calls: 503,434 



Rank Structure: 

Police Commissioner 
Superintendent-In-Chief 
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Deputy Superintendent 
Captain/Captain Detective 
Lieu tenan t/L ieu tenant Detective 
Sergeant/Sergeant Detective 
Police Officer /Detective 
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Boston at a Glance 



Founded: 1630 

Government: Mayor and 13 Member City Council 

City Budget: 1.52 Billion (FY98) 

City Funded Employees: 16,731 

Grant Funded Employees: 2,294 

Area: 48.4 Square Miles 

Population: .547,725 

Under 17 Population: 132,899 

Police Officer/Population Ratio: .. 1 per 248 Residents 

Population Density: 11,860 per Square Mile 

Registered Voters: 239,656 

Unemployment Rate: 3.70% 

Average Single Family Home: $189,300 

Property Tax Rate per Thousand: $13.47 (Residential) 

$38.45 (Commercial) 

Public School System Population: 62,213 

Public Schools: 126 

Non Public Schools: 79 

Colleges and Universities: 20 

Hospitals: 24 

Congressional Representatives: ... Senator Edward M. Kennedy 

Senator John F. Kerry 
Representative J. Joseph Moakley 
Representative Joseph P. Kennedy, II 




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Table of Contents 



Produced by: 

The Office of 

ihe Police Commissioner: 

Bruce Blake 

EJitor 

RO. Brendan D. Flynn 

Project Manager 

Editorial Staff: 

Bruce Blake 
RO. Brendan D. Flynn 
Robert G. Neville 
Louis D. Bevacqui 

Cover Desicin: 

Robert G. Neville 

Graphic Desicin: 

Robert G. Neville 
Gregory Mahoney 
Louis D. Bevacqui 
Shannon Dow 
Marc D. Vaillancourt 
Megan McCormick 
Cadet Jason Eziekel 

Photoaraphv: 

Marc D. Vaillancourt 
Shannon Dow 
Gregory Mahoney 
Richard E. Neville 

Statistical Data: 

Luis Garcia 

Special Thanks To: 
Secretary Kathleen O'Toole 
Mass. Dept. of Public Safety 
Boston Municipal Research Bureau 
Superintendent Ann Marie Doherty 
Capt. John F. Gifford 
Lt. Det. Paul J. Farrahar 
Lt. Det. Patricia Eagar 
Sgt. Det. Maureen Parolin 
Sgt. Det. Margot Hill 
Sgt. Joseph Dashner 
Sgt. James Gallagher 
Det. Mary Mclnness 
William J. Good, III 
Ronald R Mason 
Edward R Callahan 
John Dow- 
Catherine Marak 
Susan Gillis 
Patricia DiCienzo 
Lucy Grover 

Boston Police Foundation 
Ford Foundation 

Boston Police Patrolmen's Association 
Boston Police Gaelic Column 
Massachusetts State Police 
Boston Redevelopment Authority 
StuU & Lee Architects 
Diane Nahabedian, YMCA Boston 
Richard E. Neville, Photographer 
Longwood Security 



Message from the Mayor 2 

Message from the Police Commissioner 3 

Department Initiatives: Innovations in American Government 4 

Office of the Police Commissioner 6 

Boston Police Foundation 8 

Boston Police Department Organization 9 

Bureau of Investigative Services 10 

Department Initiatives: New Technology - Crime Lab 14 

Department Initiatives: Public Safety Survey 15 

Bureau of Administrative Services 16 

Department Initiatives: Headquarters Move 18 

Bureau of Internal Investigations 20 

Department Initiatives: Same Cop/Same Neighborhood 27 

Bureau of Field Services 28 

Operations Division 32 

Special Police Division 33 

Special Operations Division 34 

Department Initiatives: Junior Police Academy 40 

Department Initiatives: G.R.E.A.T. Program 42 

Department Initiatives: National Night Out 43 

District A-1 44 

District A-7 45 

District B-2 46 

District B-3 47 

District C-6 48 

District C-11 49 

District D-4 50 

District D-14 51 

District E-5 52 

District E-13 53 

District E-18 54 

Part One Statistics 55 

Awards 56 

Retirees 60 

In Memoriam 61 

Department Directory. 62 



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Dear Fellow Bostonians: 

This past year, Boston 
families enjoyed increased employ- 
ment, healthier neighborhood 
businesses, and improvements in 
the public schools. As you will read 
in this report, in 1997, Bostonians 
also enjoyed a safer Boston - thanks 
to the dedicated efforts of the men 
and women who serve and protect 
this city every day - and the close 
cooperation of residents in every 
neighborhood. This year. Part One 
crime fell 15 percent to the lowest 

level in twenty-nine years. Homicides dropped to their lowest rate in 
thirty-six years, and the domestic violence homicide rate has 
continued to decline. 

The Police Department's great success in neighborhood 

policing is the result of partnership with business people, community 

groups, aiid local crime watch groups. Thanks to these stronger 

relationships between police and neighborhoods, a recent police 

Department survey shows that residents notice the difference; 

75 percent feel safe out at night. 

Boston's tremendous public safety achievements have received 
national attention, including visits and praise from Attorney General 
Reno and President Clinton, and a $100,000 Innovations in American 
Government Award from the Ford Foundation. The state of the art 
facilities at the new Police Department Headquarters at One Schroeder 
Plaza will help open the door to even greater success. 

Together, we will build on this record of success. I will 
continue to do all that I can to support Commissioner Evans, the 
Boston Police Department, and all of you in our ongoing work to 
make Boston the safest city in America. 

Sincerely, 



continue to 
do all that I 
can to 
support 
Connnnissloner 
Evans, the 
Boston Police 

Department 
and all of you 
In our ongoing 
work to 
mal<e Boston 
the safest 
city in 
America." 





Thomas M. Menino 





To the Citizens of Boston: 

The past year has been one of tremendous positive change for the 
Boston Police Department. During 1997 we've seen the advent of 
important new investigative technologies and added significant 
numbers of highly qualified personnel. We've created new youth 
initiatives and continue to seek innovative ways to serve the public 
better. Most importantly, we have strengthened our commitment to 
making Boston safer. By building on the successes of Neighborhood 
Policing thus far, we are cultivating partnerships with community 
organizations and businesses, with local academic and religious com- 
munities, with our colleagues in law enforcement and government 
agencies, and most importantly, with residents of the neighborhoods 
we serve throughout the City of Boston. 

Perhaps the single best example of this ongoing commitment has 

been our ability to achieve one of the Department's most significant 

long-term goals. Our move into the new $70 million Police 

Headquarters facility at One Schroedcr Plaza is historic not only because it represents a change of 

address, but also because it Uterally brings us closer to the geographical heart of Boston. The new 

capabilities built into this facility are already enabling us to provide substantial improvements in our 

ability to serve the public. 

Since this new building has involved years of planning and will remain as a lasting legacy, we felt 
that it should also have a strong identity and a fitting name to distinguish it within the community 
it serves. The name we selected — One Schroeder Plaza — honors Walter and John Schroeder. 
Brothers, the two Schroeders were killed in the line of duty in separate incidents in the 1970's. The 
use of their name is representative of all the officers who have given their lives in service to their 
fellow citizens, and reminds us that each of them continue to deserve our honor, remembrance, and 
respect for their sacrifices on our behalf. 

Similarly each of the men and women of the Boston Police Department deserve our praise for their 
daily efforts to maintain the high standards of pride, achievement, and leadership which have dis- 
tinguished Boston's policing efforts as a national model. In 1997 their diligent efforts to work in 
partnership with community members throughout Boston have continued to pay off with dramatic 
results. All major categories of crime decreased throughout our City resulting in the lowest crime 
rates for Boston in nearly three decades, or 6,873 fewer victims of crime than one year ago. 

These efforts to develop the future of our neighborhoods demonstrate that we can each make a dif- 
ference in our community They also show that there is still much to be done, and that is why our 
strategy focuses on bringing the collective wisdom of our entire community to bear on the difficult 
problems we are facing together. This Annual Report documents our efforts thus far. We encourage 
you to review it and invite you to participate in building a better future for ourselves, for our chil- 
dren, for our neighbors, and for our City. 



Sincerely yours. 



(y Paul 



Paul F. Evans 




Innovations in Amencan 
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achieving excellence. . . 
...building trust 



Innovations in Amencan Government 



.4n .Awcirds Program oj the Ford Foundation administered by tlw Joim F. Kennedy Scliool of 
Government at Harxard University in partnersfiip witli tiie Council for Excellence in Government. 

Ford Foundation Marks Boston as a National Model 



Addressing the many problems associated with crime and the fear of crime will 
always be an ongoing "work in progress", but it's heartening to take note when our 
combined efforts to make our neighborhoods exciting, vibrant, healthy, and most 
importantly safe places do pay off. During the past two years there has been a 
remarkable turnaround in Boston, as funerals for children and teenagers — the tragic 
results of gang and gun violence — are no longer tolerated as a commonplace occur- 
rence. Since 1995, with the inception of Operation Cease Fire, the tide of youth 
violence has started to turn. 

The program, which has enlisted the support of clergy, law enforcement officers, 
community workers, educators, and school police to identify potential "hot spots" of 
gang violence, is a collaborative and pre-emptive approach to eliminating the lethal 
realities of youth gang violence. Its successes so far, including a 64 percent 
decrease in firearm-related homicides among victims under the age of 24, have 
helped to replace the sometimes fatal incidents of gang violence with a growing 
calm that numerous groups throughout the city are working diligently to maintain, 
broaden, and expand. While these results speak for themselves, they have also come 
to the attention of police departments across the country, and will now become a 
national model for similar programs as a result of a recent prestigious Ford 
Foundation Award. 

A unique honor, this $100,000 grant is part of the "Innovations in American 
Government" program, co-administered by the John F. Kennedy School of 
Government at Harvard University and the Council for Excellence in Government, 
which selects only 1 such programs for this type of recognition each year. In 
October, Police Commissioner Evans received the Award in Washington, D.C. on 
behalf of Operation Cease Fire's many participants, and in November, 
Superintendent James M. Claiborne represented the Department along with U.S. 
Attorney Donald Stem, District Attorney Ralph Martin, and representative of 
Mayor's Office at a State Department reception honoring award program recipients. 

This grant money will enable the Department to share with other law enforcement 
agencies the lessons learned from Operation Cease Fire in the hope that the 
program's successes will be replicated in other cities. In the decade since it's incep- 
tion in 1986, more than 85 percent of the winning programs have been replicated by 
other government agencies, using a total of one million dollars each year to finance 
award-winning programs in criminal justice, education, health care, the environ- 
ment, and transportation. This year Boston and Chicago were the only two cities to 
receive this honor from among over 1,500 applicants. 



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1997 Boston Police Annual Report 



One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4500 

Superintendent-In-Chief: 
Robert P. Faherty 




Under the direction of the 
Superintendent-in-Chief, The Office of 
the Police Commissioner has continued 
to facilitate several efforts identified as 
organization-wide priority "Change Initiatives." These areas include 
implementing the "Same Cop/Same Neighborhood" and "Beat Team" 
patrol strategies; developing new forums to address integrity issues; 
completing the implementation of the Enhanced-91 1 & Call 
Management system; development of new human resources policies; 
increasing the level of technological innovation; and a renewed com- 
mitment to the Department's strategic planning process. 

The Office of the Night Superintendent oversees and supervises the 
city-wide provision of police services during the evening and night 
tours of duty. 

The Community Disorders Unit, which is based in the Office of the 
Police Commissioner, is responsible for the identification, classifica- 
tion, and investigation of all hate or bias-motivated criminal activity 
reported in the City of Boston. 

The Office of Administrative Hearings conducts and reports the results 
of all Department hearings, and assists in drafting, reviewing, and rec- 
ommending all appropriate modifications to the Department's Rules, 
Special Orders and Training Bulletins. 

The Office of Labor Relations represent the Commissioner in all collec- 
tive bargaining negotiations, grievance resolution procedures, and the 
development of policies and labor relations strategies between man- 
agement and unions, and also advises Command Staff on labor-relat- 
ed issues. 



"The Office 
of the 
Police 

Commissioner 
has continued 
to facilitate 
several 
efforts 
identified as 
organization- 
wide priority 
"Change 
Initiatives." 



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Supermlendtiil John 1'- tioyk 
Chief. Night Command 



"The Office of 

Strategic 

Planning and 

Resource 

Deveiopment 

...assists in 

providing 

alternative 

sources of 

funding and 

teclinical 

assistance to 

continue tlie 

implementation 

of the 

Department's 

philosophy of 

NeighPorhood 

Policing." 






Superintendent Joseph C. Carter 
Administrative Hearings Officer 



Deputy Superintendent I torastine Creed 
Commander. Labor Relations 



Mary Jo Hams 
Legal Advisor 



The Office of the Legal Advisor provides counsel on policy matters and 
legal issues, represents the Department in litigation and disciplinary 
hearings, responds to requests for information regarding Department 
records and investigations, and works closely with Bureau Chiefs to 
identify various legal areas which may affect 
training, supervision, and disciplinary matters. 

The Office of Media Relations disseminates 
public information to local and national media 
outlets, conducts media conferences and inter- 
views, and acts as the Department's designat- 
ed spokesperson to ensure that the public 
receives timely and accurate information about 
Department-related activities, programs, ser- 
vices and personnel. 




The Office of Strategic Planning and Resource 
Development manages the Department's 
Strategic Planning process and assists in pro- 
viding alternative sources of funding and tech- 
nical assistance to continue the implementa- 
tion of the Department's philosophy of 
Neighborhood Policing. These efforts include 
the solicitation of grants, the development of 
criminal justice symposia, conferences, and 
meetings, site visits, and a variety of partner- 
ship development activities with community, 
government, academic, business, religious, 
non-profit and business groups. 



Sergeant Detective Margot H. Hill 
Director Media Relations 




James T. . 
Director. Strategic Planning 




Boston Police Foundation 



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T. William Fitzgerald 
Chairman. Police Foundation 



Boston's Police Foundation Heips to Solve Crimes 



The Boston Police Department's Crime Stoppers Unit is an 
innovative effort to track down suspects involved in 
unsolved cases. Crime Stoppers personnel appeal directly 
to the public for assistance in solving all types of crimes 
via an anonymous toll free number: 1-800-494-TIPS, and 
through high profile weekly bulletins that are distributed 
throughout New England by the program's numerous 
electronic and print media partners. Callers are eligible to 
receive cash rewards of up to $1,000 if their information 
leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect via funding 
from the Boston Police Foundation. Cases solved this year 
by Crime Stoppers' detectives included two homicides and 
three attempted murders, and have resulted in eight 
separate rewards paid to callers. 




Robert J. Guttmlag 
Chairman, Crimestoppers Unit 



Aiding these efforts by raising funds, providing materials, equipment, training and other 
valuable assistance are some of the primary goals of the Boston Police Foundation. 
Leaders from a diverse cross-section of the Boston community donate their valuable time, 
effort, and funds to expand and improve the Department's successes. Recent Police 
Foundation efforts have included the purchase of 50 new bicycles for neighborhood police 
patrols, funding for the Kids At Risk program, new computers, and improvements to 
Special Operations facilities. Corporate in-kind contributions have also included a 
pro-bono advertising campaign and free billboard space throughout Boston. 



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Boston Police Department Organization 



OFFICE OF 

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OFFICE OF 
MEDIA REUTIONS 



OFFICE OF 

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One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4497 

Bureau Chief: 

Superintendent Donald L. Devine 

The Bureau of Investigative Services 
provides the Department with a broad 
range of investigative tools to use in 
discovering, documenting, and elimi- 
nating criminal activity from our neigh- 
borhoods, and continuing to make 
Boston a safer place to live. BIS detectives and forensic sciences per- 
sonnel use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to collect and 
analyze information and physical evidence. BIS personnel also main- 
tain an ongoing dialogue with a variety of state, local and federal 
jurisdictions through numerous partnerships and joint investigations. 

Homicide Unit 

Boston's homicide rate continued to fall in 1997, decreasing by 27% to 
a 36-year low of 43 cases. Homicide Unit Detectives worked relent- 
lessly to solve the first youth homicide in the City in over two years 
through collaborative efforts with numerous internal units, and the 
District Attorney's Office. Additional ongoing efforts to improve the 
Unit's relationships with outside agencies and community groups are 
helping to increase the solve rate for homicide cases, as are additional 
training courses for detectives, and the continuing implementation of 
the Detective Case Management computerized database and tracking 
tools. 

Identification Unit 

The Identification Unit is responsible for criminal fingerprint and pho- 
tographic classification, identification, and records management for 
over 28,000 new prisoner bookings each year. Using its computerized 
Information Imaging System, ID Unit personnel now routinely share 
this information with State Police and the FBI, and are currently in 
the process of making this technology available to other local jurisdic- 
tions. The Latent Prints Section responds to homicides and other 
crime scenes to collect fingerprint evidence, identify and match these 
fingerprints to known suspects, and also offers expert witness testi- 
mony in court proceedings. By searching the statewide Automated 
Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), fingerprint search results 
that used to take three weeks can now be achieved in minutes. 



"By searching 
the statewide 
Automated 
Fingerphnt 
Identification 
System (AFIS), 
fingerprint 
search results 
that used to 
take three 
weeks can 
now be 
achieved in 
minutes." 



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"...theATF's 

Integrated 

Ballistic 

Identification 

System (IBIS) 

and the FBI's 

Drugfire 

System have 

greatly 

enhanced the 

Department's 

ability to link 

these 

weapons to 

specific 

crimes and 

suspects." 




New Ballistics Firing Tank In Use 



Ballistics Unit 

The Ballistics Unit is 
equipped with the most 
advanced firearms 
investigative technology 
in the Northeast, cour- 
tesy of the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms (ATF) and the 
Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI). 
Together these comput- 
erized evidence imaging 
and comparison sys- 
tems — the ATF's 
Integrated Ballistic 
Identification System 
(IBIS) and the FBI's 
Drugfire System — have 
greatly enhanced the 
Department's ability to 
link specific weapons to 
specific crimes and sus- 
pects. These systems will also soon be linked to each other so that 
their databases can share and compare information with similar data- 
bases across the country. 

During 1997, the 
Ballistics Unit received 
768 cases, encompassing 
725 weapons, 270 spent 
bullets, 952 shell cas- 
ings, and 67 safe-keep- 
ing cases. An additional 
474 firearms were 
destroyed. As part of its 
ongoing attempts to 
educate or update police 
personnel and commu- 
nity members. Ballistics 
Unit personnel test 
Kevlar and other types 
of body armor, are 
involved in preparing the Department's new standard issue Glock.40 
caliber weapons for distribution, and are creating permanent displays 
for a comprehensive firearms reference library. 




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1997 Boston Police Annual Report 



SexiuU Assault Unit 

The Sexual Assault Unil is centrally located in a non-police facility to 
ensure the confidentiality of victims and tficir families. Its abilities to 
investigate and successfully prosecute sexual assault cases were aug- 
mented in 1997 with a "Violence Against Women Grant", which pro- 
\ ided training and education for detectives in specialized methods of 
investigation and case preparation for these types of crimes. 

Domestic Violence Unit 

The Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for coordinating the Boston 
Police Department's response to all incidents of domestic violence. Its 
personnel are responsible for coordinating services to victims, 
especially those with special needs or high risk potential. Working 
closely with the District Attorney's Office and the Department of 
Social Services, recent initiatives have included the institution of 
civilian "Peace Advocates" who work directly with domestic violence 
victims in District police stations throughout the City. 

These and other similar efforts, such as the "No Next Time Project" 
also seek to prevent repeat victimization by proactively targeting 
known domestic violence offenders. One innovative program provides 
cellular phones to potentially high-risk victims of domestic violence to 
connect them directly to police services in crisis situations. This pro- 
gram is also being supplemented with the creation of a comprehensive 
database of domestic violence perpetrators that will allow investiga- 
tors to view, analyze, and interpret data from a variety of sources in an 
attempt to reduce the rate of recidivism in domestic violence inci- 
dents. 

The Intelligence Unit 

The Intelligence Unit collects and evaluates data for Department use 
from a variety of sources. They disseminate information on organized 
criminal groups and activities to appropriate Department divisions. 
The unit houses an extensive database derived from Field 
Interrogation and Observation Reports, active observation of demon- 
strations, and continuous interaction with government, law enforce- 
ment, consular and academic agencies. Unit personnel provide a valu- 
able service to department investigators through the use of these data- 
bases and through their ability to conduct organized searches of a 
broad spectrum of public records. 

Arson Squad 

The Arson Squad is responsible for the investigation of all fires, and 
provides assistance on court and legal matters relating to such inci- 
dents. 



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initiatives 
have included 
tlie institution 
of civilian 
"Peace 
Advocates" 
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directly with 
domestic 
violence 
victims..." 



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"...partnerships 

with the 

Massachusetts 

State Police 

and other law 

enforcement 

agencies have 

helped the 

Major Case Unit 

to discover, 

monitor, 

arrest and 

prosecute 

members of 

organized 

groups." 



Major Case Unit 

New technologies and long-term partnerships with the Massachusetts 
State Police and other law enforcement agencies have helped the 
Major Case Unit to discover, monitor, arrest and prosecute members of 
organized groups who repeatedly engage in criminal activity. These 
cooperative efforts have enabled Major Case Unit personnel to main- 
tain a database on these and other emerging groups. By conducting 
ongoing investigations into their illegal activities, they have netted 
large amounts of drugs, money, and seized property, and continue to 
prevent these criminals from engaging in future crimes of violence, 
gambling, pornography, extortion, bribery or other forms of organized 
crime. 

Licensed Premise Unit 

Working closely with the District Captains and the Mayor's Office of 
Consumer Affairs and Licensing, the Licensed Premise Unit last year 
conducted over one thousand inspections of various establishments 
and one-day events licensed to serve alcohol. Unit personnel also 
work closely with the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control 
Commission to exchange information, educate owners, managers and 
employees, and process community complaints about public safety 
issues resulting from these licenses. 

Drug Control Unit 

The Drug Control Unit is responsible for the citywide enforcement of 
the Massachusetts Controlled Substance Act as well as the develop- 
ment and implementation of drug related public education programs, 
and maintaining liaison with public and private organizations 
involved in the prevention and control of drug abuse. In 1997 over 
2,900 arrests for violation of M.G. L. Chapter 94C were made, in addi- 
tion to the execution of 99 search warrants. 

Central Drug Depository 

Depository personnel are responsible for the collection and administra- 
tion of the approximately 48,000 cases involving drug evidence that 
are stored awaiting disposition at the Central Drug Depository. In 
1997 they retrieved 6,100 drug cases from safes at district stations 
throughout the city and conducted these materials to and from state 
laboratories for analysis. Depository personnel also faxed 8,750 certifi- 
cates of analysis to various courts during the year, with 600 drug cases 
destroyed, and an additional 700 cases awaiting destruction. 

Auto Squad 

The Auto Squad is responsible for the investigation of "chop shops", 
organized theft rings, and motor vehicle insurance fraud. 




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New Technology - Crime Lab 



New Science Facilities Bring the Department's 
Investigative Techniques into the 21st Century 

Dramatic changes arc taking place in how the Boston Police Department investigates crimes. Police 
personnel are now using the latest scientific investigative tools and techniques available to identify 
suspects, process crime scenes, collect and examine evidence, and prosecute criminals. 

The Boston Police Crime Laboratory Unit is the source of 
many of these innovations. It provides the Department 
with a secure evidence collection, preparation, and storage 
facility additional forensic testing and scientific evidence 
evaluation capabilities, and expert witness testimony in 
court proceedings. Established forty years ago at 154 
Berkeley Street, the Crime Lab recently moved into a new 
$2.7 million facility at Boston Police Headquarters that is 
outhtted with an exciting array of specialized equipment 
which includes the state's only public forensic DNA labora- 
tory — one of only 18 in the nation. 

This new facility was designed to meet the highest stan- 
dards of excellence in forensic science, and comes equipped 
with dedicated laboratory space for serology (analysis of 
bodily fluids), DNA analysis, trace evidence examination, 
and the chemical and physical processing of evidence. A 
unique evidence examination room — created specifically to 
accommodate a broad range of forensic evidence analysis 
needs — contains a custom walk-in biological safety hood, 
and tools such as alternative light sources to aid in identi- 
fying, presenting, cataloging and photographing physical 
evidence. Nearby freezers can preserve biological evidence 
for decades, and the laboratory is also equipped with the 
latest in computer evidence submission and tracking sys- 
tems, and is connected to forensic laboratories throughout 
the nation and around the world. 




Prq)aring Evidence In New Crime Lab 



As the first and only public lab of its kind in Massachusetts, the Department's DNA Laboratory 
enables its highly-trained staff to analyze biological evidence collected at crime scenes to determine 
whether they could have come from a suspect, or, equally important, to state definitively that they 
could not have come from a particular suspect. DNA testing typically compares an evidence sample 
with a reference sample obtained from a suspect. These testing methods are so accurate that if they 
produce consistent DNA results, the likelihood of the evidence sample originating from someone 
other than the particular suspect in question would be greater than one in a billion. 

In addition to helping to solve recent cases, this technology is also used to solve older "cold case" 
homicides using evidence which could not be analyzed when the crime initially occurred, but can 
now be analyzed using the Department's new scientific equipment and techniques. 



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Public Safety Survey 



Researching New Ways to Gauge 
e Effectiveness of Neigitboriiood Poiicing 




An important part of making Neighborhood Policing a reality throughout Boston is the ability to 
consistently identify public concerns and formulate policies and programs that successfully address 
these issues. In the past crime statistics were used as the sole barometer of Police Department 
effectiveness, but as crime has continued to drop — to a current 29-year low — the Department has 
sought additional methods to gauge current levels of citizen satisfaction, and new areas to target for 
future improvement. 

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) provides the Department with the professional 
research capability needed to address criminal justice issues from an unbiased community-wide per- 
spective. It has undertaken innovative and comprehensive empirical research projects aimed at 
expanding the Department's knowledge and decision-making capacity on topics such as hate 
crimes, citizen police academies, violence against police officers, prostitution, and community polic- 
ing, and also provides the city-wide crime data and computerized crime mapping portions of the 
Department's bi-monthly Crime Analysis Meetings (CAM). 

However the primary focus in 1997 was the Boston Public Safety Survey. It is a major component of 
the ongoing analysis of community policing efforts in Boston, and was conducted as a follow-up to 
the Boston Public Safety Survey conducted in 1995. When completed, it will be the most compre- 
hensive research ever conducted on public safety issues in Boston, with far-reaching implications. 
Among the findings thus far: 

•63 percent of residents are familiar with the concept of Neighborhood Policing 
•81 percent have a significant level of confidence in police to solve and prevent crime 
•26 percent know a Boston Police officer by name or face - an increase of 14 percentage 

points since 1995 
•88 percent of residents said that they would be willing to work with each other and police 

to reduce and prevent crime 

•Motor vehicle break-ins are the primary crime concern voiced by Boston residents 
•Fear of crime has decreased by 21 percent since 1995 
•Fear of crime is lower among individuals involved in neighborhood crime prevention 

activities 
•Fear of crime diminishes with age 

This information is already being used to monitor changes and develop appropriate responses within 
each District, and will ultimately provide the detailed, localized perspective necessary for the 
Department to continue to improve its service delivery and neighborhood policing efforts through- 
out Boston. 



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L^1997 Ro<;tn n Police Annual Report 




One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4577 

Bureau Chief: 
William J. Good, III 



The Bureau of Administrative Services 
provides logistical and administrative 
support services throughout the 
Department. Its major areas of respon- 
sibility are the provision of technical, 

financial, communications and training assistance through its 
multiple Divisions, which include: Central Supply, Facilities, Finance, 
Fleet, Hackney, Human Resources, Information Technology, 
Telecommunications, and Training and Education. 

The Bureau's over 300 civilian and sworn personnel concentrate on 
helping the Department to achieve its overall goals by implementing 
new technologies, devising cost-effectiveness measures, developing 
planning capabilities, and defining and refining new policies and pro- 
cedures. Efficient use of resources was a major goal of the move to 
the new Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza. Extensive plan- 
ning was undertaken for each of the significant unprovements that 
have been made in nearly every aspect of "the way the Department 
does business" throughout this new building. The following examples 
are representative of the Bureau's initiatives in 1997. 

Information Technology Division 

The Department's diverse technological resources are managed by the 
Information Technology Division. It researches and customizes the 
technological innovations necessary to meet the unique needs of its 
numerous client groups. Its Information Systems Group manages the 
smooth flow of information through a variety of computer integrated 
systems including the Department's new Computer Aided 
Dispatch/E-9II capabilities, the Electronic Fingerprinting and 
Mugshot archives, and the Detective Case Management and Ballistics 
Case Tracking databases. 



"The Bureau of 

Administrative 

Services 

provides 

logistical and 

administrative 

support 

services 

througliout 

tine 

Department." 



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Ron Mason 
Assistant Bureau Chief 




Deputy Supamtciuicul William M. Casey, Jr. 
Commander Information Systems Croup 




Bureau of Administrative Services 
Training and Education Division Facts 

'Number of new Police Officers graduated 
in Recruit Classes 34-97, and 35-97: 77 

'Number of attendees at computer training 
classes provided by the Information Training 
Division at the Boston Police Academy: 716 

'Number of Boston Public School Police Officers 
to receive specialized in-service training 
at the Boston Police Academy: 63 



Related telecommunications and electronic equipment such as radios, 
Mobile Data Terminals, radar, public address systems, telephones, and 
the Department's mobile field command, lighting and operations 
equipment are handled by the Telecommunications Division. 
Instruction in the use of all of these technical innovations through 
classes, seminars, and demonstrations is provided by the Training 
Division, including computer-based instruction on the Detective Case 
Management System, all types of custom applications, and the 
increasingly popular use of electronic mail. 

Central Supply 

The Central Supply Division instituted a new Archives and Records 
Management System for cataloging, storage and retrieval of all 
Department records. The move from 154 Berkeley Street to One 
Schroeder Plaza generated more than 1,200 boxes of archival materials 
and records for storage at the Central Supply facility in Hyde Park. 
Several hundred boxes of these records were received from units pre- 
viously located outside 1 54 Berkeley Street in anticipation of the move 
to the new Headquarters. In 1998 this Records Management System 
will be expanded city- wide to include each of the eleven police dis- 
tricts. 

Finance 

Personnel from the Finance Division, working in conjunction with the 
Bureau of Internal Investigations and the international consulting 
firm KPMG Peat Marwick, performed a complete inventory of the evi- 
dence held at the Central Cashier's Office during the fall of 1997. 
Using this inventory and a new database, the Finance Division has 
begun implementing KPMG Peat Marwick's recommendations for 
additional controls on all non-drug related cash 
seized as evidence, and deposit of such funds into 
escrow accounts until the terms of their ultimate 
disposal have been adjudicated. 



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The Finance Division has also worked closely with 
City Hall's Office of Budget Management and 
Program Evaluation to convert the current annual 
budget into the format of the new City of Boston 
Pillar Budgeting System. This new Pillar System 
allows enhanced reporting through the collection of 
cash receipts via the Central Cashier's Office and 
increases weekly payroll accountability via the sepa- 
ration of District payrolls through the Payroll Unit. 




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Headquarters Move 



New Police Headquarters - One Schroeder Plaza 



The Bureau of Administrative 
Services' Facilities 
Management Division was 
responsible for coordinating 
the planning, management, 
and all of the logistics 
involved in moving into the 
new Police Headquarters facil- 
ity at One Schroeder Plaza. 
Completed in the fall of 1997, 
the planning for this $70 mil- 
lion facility had begun in the 
1980's. It replaces the 
Department's former 154 
Berkeley Street Headquarters 
building, which was built in 
1926, and has allowed the 
Department to update and 
centralize several administra- 
tive and investigative func- 
tions. This move has also 
acted as an important catalyst 
in bringing innovative new 
communications and crime- 
fighting technologies to the 
organization as a whole. 

The new Headquarters is situated on 3.5 acres of land adjacent to the 
Southwest Corridor Park, and is located close to the geographic center 
of Boston. A modern, four-story glass and granite facility it is really 
two buildings at the ground floor. The North and South buildings are 
joined together above the main entrance by a central glass-enclosed 
pedestrian bridge and light shaft. The three additional stories rise to 
60 feet in height, not including the adjacent telecommunications 
tower which ascends to 147 feet. 




Left: Mark Lynch. Director, 
Facilities Management Division 
Right: Captain Robert M. Flaherty 
New Headquarters Project Coordinator 



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Once the building was 
a^mpleted, the next task 
w as to move hundreds of 
employees into it from all 
over the City. This had to 
be accomplished without 
causing major disruptions 
U) their work or disturbing 
the neighborhoods sur- 
rounding these facilities 
during the transition. 
Though still not entirely 
complete until the arrival 
of the Operations Division 
in 1998, this smooth tran- 
sition into the new facility 
is already providing active 
demonstrations of the 
Police Department's com- 
mitment to neighborhood 
policing. 



For example, throughout the lifecycle of the project a 
Community Review Panel has represented the neighbor- 
hood organizations and institutions that participated in 
the programming and design review process by holding 
regular meetings, conducting site visits, and participating 
in working sessions. The new Headquarters is also part 
of the City's plans for further revitalization and economic 
development within the Crosstovvoi area, which is already 
accelerating throughout the neighborhood. 




Aerial View 



rs - Photograph by Richard Neville 





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New Boston Police Headquarters Elevated Walkway 



New Boston Police Headquarters Memorial to the Officers Killed in the Line of Duty 



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One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343 4526 

Bureau Chief: 

Superintendent Ann Marie Doherty 




High standards of integrity and 

professionalism are vital to the success 

of any effective policing strategy The 

Boston Police Department's Bureau of 

Internal Investigations is charged with promoting these high 

standards throughout the Department via its Internal Affairs Division, 

Auditing and Review Division, and the Anti-Corruption Division. 

Internal Affairs Division 

The Internal Affairs Division personnel investigate all alleged 
violations of Department Rules and Procedures, recommend any 
necessary changes to these regulations, and monitor officers via the 
Early Intervention System. Since 1992, the Department has 
successfully expanded this system used to identify and/or intervene in 
situations affecting the quality of potentially troubled officers' 
personal and work lives. In 1992, EIS identified 78 individuals who 
had received three or more complaints within a two-year period. In 
1997 the same criteria were used to identify just six at-risk officers. 

Auditing and Review Division 

The Auditing and Review Division evaluates Department procedures 
and internal controls for reliability integrity compliance with policy 
efficient use of resources, and the accomplishment of established 
objectives. One portion of these efforts in 1997 involved a 
well-attended informational meeting on towing procedures held in 
cooperation with numerous representatives of private towing 
contractors, Department personnel, and the Boston Transportation 
Department. A&R personnel also compiled a comprehensive report as 
part of the 1997 Search Warrant Audit, which required gathering 
records from District Courts, the Central Drug Depository the 
Financial Evidence Office, the Cashier's Office, the Ballistics Unit, and 
individual officers. 



"...in 1992, 
EIS identified 
78 individuals 
who had 
received 
three 
or more 
complaints 
within a two 
year period. 
In 1997 the 
same criteria 
were used 
to identify 
just six at-risk 
officers." 




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"AC D... seek to 

exonerate the 

innocent of 

false charges 

and remove 

fronn our ranks 

those who do 

not meet the 

high standards 

of our 

Department..." 



Recruit Investigation Unit 

Recruit Investigations is responsible for checking the background 
information of applicants wishing to become Boston Police Officers, 
which last year included processing over 250 candidates as well as 24 
Boston Police Cadets. 



Anti-Corruption Division 

The Anti-Corruption Division investigates 
all allegations of illegal activity by Police 
Department and other City of Boston 
employees, and also provides training pro- 
grams on department and state-wide lev- 
els. ACD personnel work diligently to 
conduct thorough professional investiga- 
tions which seek to exonerate the inno- 
cent of false charges, remove from our 
ranks those that do not meet the high 
standards of our Department, and provide 
all BPD employees with a safe, corruption- 
free work environment. 




Deputy Superintendent Thomas A. Dowd 
Commander, Anti-Corruption Division 



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^^ Complaints Against Boston Officers 

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The EIS is credited with having a decided impact on the reduction of complaints. 



Allegations Against Sworn Personnel 



Violations of. 

Rules and Procedures 44% / 



Offensive Language - Racial 1 % 

Other Miscellaneous Allegations 2% 



Violation of Rights 4% 
Neglect of Duty 4% 



"> Violation of 
Criminal Law 11% 




Offensive Language 
Other 13% 



Use of Force 21% 



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Number of Complaints per Sworn 
Boston Police Officer - 1997 




1%-Officers With Two Or 
More Complaints 

6%-Officers With 
One Complaint 



93%-Officers With 
No Complaints 



Type of Situations From Which 
Complaints Arose 



Abuse of Sick Time 5% 

Threshold Inquiry 7% 

Supervisor 
Confrontation 4% 



Detail 
Confrontation 9% 



Other 36% 



Parking Violation 1% 

Domestic Violence 4% 



Traffic Stop 16% 




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Years of Service of Officers 

Against Whom Complaints Were Filed 

16-20 
10% 




Reported Use O.C. Spray 1994 - 1997 


1997 
66 


1994' 1995 1996 
23 82 63 



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Boston Police Officers. After the introduction of and training for a new Oleoresin Capsicum 
Spray (ox. pepper spray) in 1994, this changed. O.C. was the successor to "mace". 



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If a citizen is not satisfied with the investigative process he/she may malce an appeal to the 
Community Appeals Board. 

Upon completion of an uivestigation of a complaint against an officer, the LAD. investigator 
compiles a report and submits it with his/her recommendation to the I.A.D. Team Leader After 
review, the reports are forwarded through the chain-of-command to the Chief of the Bureau of 
Internal Investigations (B.LL). After the Chief of B.I.I, reviews and accepts the reports, the com- 
pleted report with a recommended finding is forwarded to the Legal Advisor for the Boston Police 
Department; and ultimately to the Police Commissioner 

There could be multiple charges within one case, with varied dispositions. The hierarchy for how a 
case is categorized is: 

SUSTAINED: Sufficient evidence supports the complainant's allegations 
and the offending officer is subject to disciplinary action. 
Reflects a need for some action 

EXONERATED: Action complained of did occur - however, action was 
reasonable, proper and legal. 
May reflect a need for training or a change/creation of a policy 

UNFOUNDED: Investigation reveals action complained of did not occur. 

NOT SUSTAINED: Investigation failed to prove or disprove the allegations. 

The weakest finding as it reflects the inability to prove or disprove 



FILED: The matter is placed on file without any disposition. 



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Same Cop/Same Neighborhood 



Making Neighborhood Poiicing a Reaiity 




Same Cop/Same Neighborhood (SC/SN) is one of the cornerstones 
of Commissioner Evans' commitment to the effective delivery of 
public safety services to every neighborhood in Boston. Under 
SC/SN, the same beat officers are assigned to a neighborhood beat, 
and wUl spend no less than 60% of their shift in that designated 
beat. The intent of SC/SN is to encourage officers to do more street 
level problem-solving. Using principles of shared accountability 
and ownership for what happens in their designated areas is 
already helping officers to promote increased coordination among 
units within the Department as well as with the community as a 
whole. 



Dennis Delorey. Daughter Cynthia And 
Officer Christopher Rogers 

Although this basic concept sounds straightforward, 
implementing SC/SN has required fundamental changes in the 
way the Boston Police Department operates internally and deliv- 
ers public safety services to citizens throughout Boston. It has 
also required basic changes in attitude from the cop on the beat 
to the highest command levels. Work processes and reporting 
procedures have been redesigned, and new uses are being created 
for technology. These changes have also created a mandate for 
important shifts in the assignment and deployment of personnel. 

Several important techniques have been identified as particularly 
effective in promoting its success thus far, including: 

•reconfiguring boundaries for police districts and sectors 
• training and education sessions with supervisory personnel 
•identification of potential road blocks and suggestions on how to 
avoid them by middle managers 
. •An ongoing dialogue about implementation issues, with assistance 
from the Boston Management Consortium. 




President Clinton Visits Boston 



As a result of this new management approach, beat officers are developing their own individual partner- 
ships with members of their neighborhoods through attendance at community meetings and participation 
in a growing variety of neighborhood activities and events. This new approach has already won the 1997 
Boston City Excellence - Managing for Safer Neighborhoods Award, and has been a useful tool in helping to 
bring the City of Boston to its lowest level of overall crime in 29 years. Perhaps most importantly it is also 
helping officers to gain a greater familiarity with the areas they work in, and is giving them a renewed 
sense of ownership and participation in the positive outcomes they help to generate for the citizens they 
serve. 



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[ 1997 Boston Police Annual Repoi 




One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston Massachustts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4300 

Bureau Chief: 

Superintendent James M. Claiborne 



The Bureau of Field Services (BFS) 
consists of approximately 1,658 sworn 
officers and 461 civilian personnel, 
including 77 recruit police officers who 
graduated from the Boston Police 
Academy during 1997. Organized into 11 full-service neighborhood 
police stations, as well as the Operations, Special Operations and 
Special Police Divisions, and the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program, 
BFS is the largest bureau of the Boston Police Department. Its 
primary responsibility is to translate the Department's neighborhood 
policing philosophy into practical policing strategies, and to 
continually strive to provide efficient, effective delivery of a wide 
variety of police services throughout the city. 

Working closely with community partners to develop problem-solving 
skills and crime prevention measures remains the primary focus of the 
Department's overall policing strategies. In keeping with 
Commissioner Evans' promise to assign the same officer in each 
neighborhood for each shift, the Bureau of Field Services is 
continuing the implementation of the new citywide patrol strategy it 
began in 1996. This re-sectoring initiative has resulted in a staffing 
plan which includes 54 designated "beats" throughout the city, which 
allow the same officers to routinely work the same neighborhood 
beats in each district. 

Using this "Same Cop/Same Neighborhood" philosophy provides 
officers and residents with the organizational support needed to come 
together to address and eradicate many of the causes of the crime and 
disorder in their neighborhoods. These crime prevention efforts also 
help them to identify community groups, organizations, and other 
local resources that can be used to create constructive solutions to 
specific neighborhoods problems, often before they can happen, and 
has continued to provide new opportunities for the community and 
the Department to help and learn from each other in a variety of inno- 
vative ways. 



"Working 
closely with 
community 
partners to 
develop 
problem- 
solving skills 
and crime 
prevention 
measures 
remains the 
primary 
focus..." 




Bureau of Field Services 






Deputy Superintendent 
John D.Ferguson 



Deputy Supeiir.icn.i.i:: 
Edward R. Eagar, Jr 



Deputy Superintendent 
Pervis Rvans 




Deputy Mi;\ 
Margaret S. Malley 



One example of these efforts included 77 student police officers who 
performed part of their field training exercises in the city's neighbor- 
hood business districts during the 1997 holiday season. Following the 
lead of their beat officers, the members of Recruit Classes 34-97 and 
35-97 were each assigned to a specific beat throughout the month of 
December. As part of their participation, recruit officers were required 
to meet with local merchants, business people, and residents of their 
neighborhoods, and worked with thousands of visitors and shoppers 
in many of the downtown districts. This ability to train recruit 
officers during the busy holiday season also provided a significant, 
noticeable and welcome addition to the staffing levels for these high 
visibility patrols, and provided these new officers with a realistic 
introduction to the neighborhoods where many of them will be 
working in the future. 




Deputy Siii . , , 
Rafael £- Rui: 



In recognition of this type of ongoing effort, the "Same Cop/Same 
Neighborhood" Initiative received the Boston Management 
Consortium's "Managing for Safe Neighborhood Award" in 1997. 
Mr. William J. Mclntyre, Vice President, Massachusetts NYNEX 
commented, "This year's Managing for Safer Neighborhoods award 
winning team. Same Cop/Same Neighborhoods, is a tremendously 
effective example of a new approach to policing. Through a bottom- 
up approach to management, developing partnerships with neighbor- 
hoods, and instilling in beat officers a sense of ownership in the 
community this city-wide approach to policing has brought the City 
of Boston to its lowest level of overall crime in 29 years." 

The Bureau of Field Services is also implementing the next step in the 
Department's model for Neighborhood Policing, known as Beat 
Teams. A Beat Team is a group of sworn and civilian personnel, 
assigned to a designated area within a police district, whose function 




1997 Boston Police Annual Report 



is lo address Liiniiiuil and iiualily ol liio issues by sharing information 
and resources. As these efforts lo incorporate the Beat Team strategy 
into everyday practices continue to grow and evolve, the Bureau of 
Field Services is committed to providing the additional resources and 
organizational support necessary to make Beat Teams a key factor in 
achieving the Department's overall mission of Neighborhood Policing 
throughout the city. 

Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit 

The Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit has fostered the development of 
nearly 1,000 crime watch groups in neighborhoods throughout Boston 
during the 13 years since its inception. These groups demonstrate the 
effectiveness of partnerships between police and community residents 
by encouraging citizens to help police and each other in fighting crime 
and making our neighborhoods safer. Crime watch groups help to 
reduce fear and prevent crime because they enable neighbors of 
diverse backgrounds to learn about each other and work together as a 
team toward the common goal of making their neighborhoods better 
and safer places to live. 

Working closely with police in each District, crime watch groups 
provide valuable information about crime and its underlying causes 
that can be used to help remove criminal activity from their neighbor- 
hoods. In doing so, they work to build a lasting sense of community. 
Their pride in their achievements benefits everyone who 
participates in the process. 

Senior Response Unit 

Specially trained Senior Response Unit officers are responsible for 
providing customized police services to senior citizens throughout the 
City of Boston. Crimes against the elderly are handled by Senior 
Response officers in each District, who also conduct safety and 
security programs and seminars for a variety of senior citizen groups. 
Senior Response officers deal with a variety of elderly-related issues, 
and also work closely with several state and local government groups, 
such as the Elderly Affairs Commission. 

In cooperation with the City's Inspectional Services Department, 
Senior Response Officers provide safety inspections of public and 
private elderly housing units. To perform these in-depth evaluations 
the officers are required to attend an eighty-hour Crime Prevention 
Officer School program provided by the Massachusetts Criminal 
Justice Training Council. As the elderly populations in our 
community continue to rise, these Senior Response Unit programs will 
become increasingly important. 



"Crime watch 
groups help 
to reduce 
fear and 
prevent crime 
because they 
enable 
neighbors 
of diverse 
backgrounds 
to learn 
about each 
other..." 




Bureau of Pield Services 




A cop for 40 years and former president of the 
Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, Donald 
Murray represented Boston's finest among 
9,000 competitors from 41 countries at the 
World Police and Fire Games in Calgary, 
Alberta. Murray garnered 7 medals in track 
and field events in the 60-and-over class at the 
Games, and set a new record with his perfor- 
mance in the 3,000 meter Steeple Chase run. 





Boston Police Gaelic Column On Parade In Ireland 



Special Events Unit 

The Special Events Unit is responsible for planning and coordinating 

all of the detailed logistics necessary for large-scale police 

participation in the many special events that take place in the City of 

Boston. Whether for the annual Boston Marathon, concerts, 

conventions, parades, events at the Fleet Center, or Presidential visits. 

Unit personnel develop detailed, event-specific plans in cooperation 

with city government and ■^■■i 

numerous state, local, and mik i|l|F 

federal law enforcement 

groups. Organizing 

motorcade routes, traffic 

patterns, site selection, 

event security, dignitary 

protection, and crowd 

control are all essential 

parts of their efforts to 

ensure the highest degree 

of security and public 

safety for event 

participants, spectators 

and hosts. 

lOlst Boston Marathon Winner Receives Police Escort 

Boston Police Gaelic Column 

In early November of 1991, Boston Police along with officers and 
agents from around the country gathered in a small church in 
Readville, Massachusetts to attend the funeral of Officer Jerry Hurley 
who was killed in the line of duty A contingent of officers from the 
New York City Transit Police Bagpipe ensemble set the tone. On the 
evening of the funeral, a group of Boston officers, impressed by the 
performance, agreed to form a group of their own. In their first 

recruitment drive, 96 officers volunteered. The very 
nature of the instruments presented a challenge and 
thus the adventure began. 

In just five short years, they have won numerous 
awards and have become internationally known. In 
1996, performing in Cork, Ireland, they won the 
coveted Patrick J. Murphy trophy for the best bagpipe 
band in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Thus a 
17 year tradition of winning by Irish Nationals was 
broken, and for the first time, the trophy left Ireland 
and was brought to America. The Gaelic Column 
entered again in 1997 and returned to Boston with 
top parade trophy for best entry. 




One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120 

Telephone: (617) 343-4600 

Commander: 

Captain Frederick J. Daniels 

The Operations Division is the 
Department's 24-hour a day emergency 
communications center, which is com- 
prised of nearly 200 sworn and civilian 
personnel on three shifts. In 1997 
605,343 calls for service were received by 
the Operations Division, with 503,434 requiring the 
dispatch of police services. Another 57,377 calls were transferred 
directly to Emergency Medical Services, while an additional 18,826 
were transferred to Boston Fire Department personnel. 

In addition to processing incoming calls via the Department's 
Enhanced 9-1- 1 capability — which provides call-takers and 
dispatchers with the caller's name, address and telephone number — 
the Operations Division also provides several additional informational 
services to Department personnel and the general public. Reporting 
and recovery of stolen vehicles is one such function, as is the Towed 
Vehicle Unit, the Teletype Unit, and the Neighborhood Interaction 
Unit (NIU), also known as Call Screening. NIU personnel deal with 
police calls that do not require a police officer to respond in person, 
and can provide citizens with useful contacts to other non-emergency 
services available from other City agencies and local healthcare 
providers, as well as a variety of volunteer groups and non-profit 
organizations. This year, NIU handled 25,706 calls. 

The new Operations facility at One Schroeder Plaza is expected to pro- 
vide Operations Division personnel with much needed additional 
space, as well as improved capabilities to assist their fellow officers in 
the field with warrant and motor vehicle checks and other requests 
for additional information. The entire Operations Command Center 
sits on a raised floor that is elevated approximately one foot above its 
normal height to accommodate the miles of cable which run under- 
neath it. This cabling connects Operations' computer and telephone 
consoles to the microwave and telecommunications processing equip- 
ment which runs across the breadth of the building, and through it to 
the Department's patrol personnel throughout Boston via a 147-foot 
radio tower. 



"In 1997 

605,545 

calls 

for service 

were received 

by the 

Operations 

Division..." 




"...gang 
members 
were arrested 
on drug 
charges 
that could 
result in 
sentencing 
of 20 years 
to life 
imprison- 
ment." 



170 Hancock Street 

Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125 

Telephone: (617) 343-4863 

Commander: 

Deputy Superintendent Phillip M. Vitti 




The primary function of the Special 
PoUce Division is to supervise and coor- 
dinate the Boston Housing Authority 

PoHce and the Boston Municipal Police in providing police services to 
the City's twenty-seven family housing developments, as well as its 
public parks, schools, libraries and other City-ovmed properties. To do 
this the Special Police Division works closely with community and 
B.H.A. residents. Neighborhood Crime Watch groups, property 
managers, youth workers, and a variety of law enforcement, social 
service, and goverimient agencies. 

An important part of these collaborative efforts has been the 
implementation of focused policing teams at each housing develop- 
ment. At a minimum, these teams consist of a beat officer assigned to 
that development, the manager of the development, and the 
development's youth worker. In addition to* meeting with each other 
on a monthly basis, these teams also help to keep lines of communica- 
tion open with tenant groups, assist in defining policing priorities, 
coordinate problem-solving and conflict resolution activities, promote 
youth programs, and also seek to foster productive relationships with 
all areas of the communities they serve. 

One especially effective example of these partnering efforts has been 
an increase in collaborative efforts between federal law enforcement 
groups such as the Drug Enforcement Agency and Boston Housing 
Authority Police. In one undercover operation in the Orchard Park 
Development, 15 local gang members were arrested on drug charges 
that could result in sentencing of 20 years to life imprisonment. 




1997 Bost on Poli ce Annual Report 




364 Warren Street 

Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119 

Telephone: (617) 343-5646 

Commander: 

Deputy Superintendent 

Laurence J. Robicheau 



The Special Operations Division consists 
of the Tactical Support Group, the 
Environmental Safety Group, and the 

Youth Violence Strike Force, as well as the School Police Coordinator 
and the Department's Youth Service Officers. In addition to their 
designated patrol, tactical, and enforcement operations. Special 
Operations units are also very active in community outreach efforts, 
and have been particularly effective in the creation of innovative 
educational and training activities on a regular basis. 

Tactical Support Group 

The Tactical Support Group, includes the Canine Unit, the Mounted 
Unit, the Mobile Operations Patrol Unit, and the Entry and 
Apprehension Team. The Canine Unit responds to a variety of 
situations which require the use of its specially trained dogs to assist 
in searches. The Unit has received several letters of commendation for 
its abiUty to uncover hidden drugs in customized "hides" where drug 
couriers often attempt to conceal them. These useful capabilities have 
resulted in numerous drug arrests, and can also assist officers in 
discovering concealed explosives, tracking suspects, and locating 
missing persons. Canine Unit personnel are proficient in crowd 
control, and spend much of their time training with other groups and 
providing demonstrations of their abilities at numerous community 
events. 

By design, the Mounted Unit is a very visible group. In addition to 
providing an immediately observable police presence in the downtown 
area. Mounted Unit Patrol Officers are also called upon to aid in 
crowd control at large events, and can often be seen educating citizens 
and tourists alike about their unique role along the pathways of 
Boston Common. Recognized as the first police Mounted Unit in the 
country, the Boston Police Department's Mounted Unit was also the 
first to institute the use of ponies at community events, and is very 
involved in neighborhood events of all kinds. 



"...Special 
Operations 
units are 
active in 
community 
outreacli 
efforts, and 
liave been 
particularly 
effective in 
the creation 
of innovative 
educational 
and training 
activities..." 




Tj-it.ii.i.tjj.-n 



"The Entry and 

Apprehension 

Teann is trained 

to respond in 

minutes to 

dangerous 

situations 

which may 

involve the 

neutralizations 

of armed 

individuals, or 

suspects ..." 




Boslon Police Mctorcviie Drill Team On Parade 




The Department's Mobile Operations Patrol Unit uses motorcycles for 
traffic and crowd control, to provide representation in parades and at 
special events, and to escort and protect visiting dignitaries. The 
highly visible nature of this Unit not only helps them to keep Boston's 
streets safe for both motorists and pedestrians alike, but has also 
made it the first and only unit of its kind in New England to employ a 
Motorcycle Drill Team. As a result, the Department's Motorcycle 
School receives hundreds of applications a year for training and is the 
most highly sought 
after school of its kind. 

The Entry and 
Apprehension Team is 
trained to respond in 
minutes to dangerous 
situations which may 
involve the neutraliza- 
tion of armed 
individuals, or suspects 
who have barricaded 
themselves and may 
have hostages. To 

accomplish this difficult goal, the Team's volunteers develop, use, and 
train others in the use of specialized tactics and techniques, intense 
physical training, qualify in the use of diverse weapons and equip- 
ment, and remain ready to be called upon at all times. 

Environmental Safety Group 

Three units comprise the Department's Envirormiental Safety Group: 
the Hazardous Materials Response Unit, the Explosive Ordnance Unit, 
and the Harbor Patrol Unit. While each of these units respond to a 
specific type of environmental threat or hazard, all of them work 

together to educate the public about appropriate 
ways to prevent and respond to situations 
involving environmental safety concerns. The 
Hazardous Materials Response Unit is the public's 
first line of defense against the potential hazards 
of harmful chemicals, industrial or biological 
waste, and other toxic substances. In addition to 
responding to emergency situations involving 
hazardous materials - often in partnership with 
the Boston Fire Department and other state and 
local agencies - the Unit also regularly enforces 
laws regarding the proper storage, transportation, 
and disposal of these dangerous materials in 
neighborhoods throughout Boston. 



Boslon FoIilC MohiiIClI Patrol Al lainieil Hall Market 




[ 1997 Boston Police Annual R eport 



Siinilarly, ihc Explosive Ordiuincc Unit's primary lunction is to 
idcnlit'y, salely disnriii, and dispose of explosive devices, using 
equipment as varied as a demolition kit, a robot, portable X-ray 
equipment, and lull-coverage bomb safety suits for its personnel. In 
19^)7, six actual explosive devices were rendered safe by the Unit. In 
addition, the Unit's innovative Bomb Threat Management Program 
provides a good example of its ongoing attempts to educate the public 
and other state, local, federal and military agencies on the training, 
investigative techniques, and standard operating procedures necessary 
to respond to real or potential bomb-related incidents in the future. 

As protectors of over 43 miles of Boston's waterfront, the Harbor 
Patrol Unit is charged with aggressive enforcement of the rules and 
laws governing the waterways throughout Boston's busy harbor, as 
well as adjacent properties, islands, anchorages and moorings. The 
Harbor Unit assists stranded and disabled vessels, removes naviga- 
tional hazards, is responsible for underwater evidence discovery and 
retrieval, and coordinates search and rescue efforts with partners such 
as Emergency Medical Services, the United States Coast Guard, and 
National Parks Service Rangers. Further, as participants in Boston 
Partners in Education, Unit members visit schools throughout the city 
to demonstrate the importance of environmental concerns and marine 
law enforcement, and work closely 
with the city's youth and elderly pop- 
ulations to help them explore a sig- 
nificant part of the city's educational 
and recreation resources that might 
otherwise be unknown or inaccessible 
to them by inviting them on board 
the St. Michael for tours, presenta- 
tions, and visits to tlie Harbor 
Islands. 

Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF) 

Finding and creating effective crime 
prevention strategies to stop violent 
crimes before they can actually hap- 
pen is the business of the Youth 
Violence Strike Force. YVSF 

personnel aggressively target gang members and other criminals with 
outstanding felony warrants to keep them off the streets. They work 
closely with Probation Officers as part of Operation Night Light to 
prevent youths who have already been sentenced from becoming 
involved in further criminal activity. And as part of the Boston Police 



"...the Unit's 
innovative 
Bonnb Threat 
Management 
Program 
provides a 
good 

example of 
its ongoing 
attempts to 
educate 
the public..." 




Boskvi Pclicc Harlvr Patrol Assists In Rfsaie Effort On Charles River 




"...the Youth 

Violence 

Strike Force 

has become 

a nationally 

recognized 

model." 



Department's participation in the award-winning Operation Cease 
Fire, the Youth Violence Strike Force performed eight anti-gang 
violence interventions in 1997 in several neighborhood "hot spots" 
throughout Boston to defuse situations before they could escalate. 
The combination of these efforts has contributed significantly to the 
disruption and elimination of gang-related criminal activity through- 
out the city. 

These relentless efforts to save lives that could have been lost to 
gang-related violence also provide ongoing quality of life improve- 
ments to residents who might otherwise have been victimized by this 
type of crime. In helping to reduce the levels of fear in our neighbor- 
hoods and strengthen community-based responses to gang violence 
wherever possible, the Youth Violence Strike Force has become a 
nationally recognized model. Through regular sharing of vital intelli- 
gence information, the YVSF continues to cultivate strong partner- 
ships with School Police, Housing Police, Massachusetts State Police, 
Probation Department officials, and Parole Officers. Additional 
collaborations with volunteer groups such as the Streetworkers, and 
religious leaders such as the Ten Point Coalition, as well as the federal 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Drug Enforcement 
Administration have also proved to be very helpful. These ongoing 
partnerships provide clear evidence of the success of this collaborative, 
citywide effort, and demonstrate the possibilities they have helped to 
create for a brighter, safer future for youths in all of Boston's neigh- 
borhoods. 

Youth Service Officer Unit 

Youth Service Officers seek to constructively alter young people's 
attitudes and perceptions toward drug abuse, gang affiliation, 
violence, crime and the role of police officers in our society through 
three major areas of responsibility: in-school drug and gang 
resistance education, providing positive alternatives to crime and 
violence, and participation in a variety of neighborhood outreach 
efforts. 

Since 1994, Youth Service Officers have provided both the Drug Abuse 
Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program and the Gang Resistance 
Education Training (G.R.E.A.T) Program in schools throughout 
Boston. The success of these programs is largely due to the strong 
partnerships between the Boston Police Department, the Boston 
Public Schools Department and the Archdiocese of Boston's 
Department of Education. 



"1997 Boston Police AnnuaTkepoi 




Boston s Titans Are G.R.EA.T. Basketball Tournament Champions 

The G.R.E.A.T. Program includes a four week course taught to third 
and fourth grade students, and an eight week program taught to 
seventh grade students. Uniformed Youth Service Officers enter the 
classroom to help students discuss prejudices, develop conflict resolu- 
tion skills, understand how drugs and gangs affect their neighbor- 
hoods, and practice the ability to accept responsibility while setting 
goals for themselves. A summer component of the program is also 
implemented during the school recess. Last year, over 10,000 students 
in 107 schools received instruction in the G.R.E.A.T. Program bringing 
the total, since 1994, to well over 50,000 students. 

Similarly, the D.A.R.E. Program is an eighteen week course taught to 
fifth grade students which identihes many of the problems brought 
about by drug abuse and the violence it can often trigger. During the 
past year over 700 students have received D.A.R.E. training. A 
summer component, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Executive 
Office of Public Safety, District Attorney's Office, and the Boy's and 
Girls Clubs of Boston was also incorporated into summer camps held 
at the Club houses. As a result, another thousand young people 
benefited from this additional D.A.R.E training. 

Youth Service Officers also work with a number of municipal and 
private agencies to provide youth with positive alternatives to drugs, 
gangs, crime and violence. As a result of these partnerships, youth 
are provided with opportunities to participate in various athletic 
leagues, as well as other educational and recreational endeavors, and 
structured, youth-oriented social events. Youth Service Officers help 
to organize basketball, baseball, volleyball, street hockey and soccer 
leagues, and karate and boxing programs in cooperation with the 



"...over 
10,000 
students in 
107 schools 
received 
instruction in 
tlie G.R.E.A.T. 
Program 
bringing the 
total, since 
1994, to 
well over 
50,000 
students." 




TJjr.ii.i.t--ij:T 



"Youth Service 

Officers also 

worl< witli a 

number of 

municipal 

and private 

agencies to 

provide youth 

with positive 

alternatives..." 



Police Activities League (PAL), Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA's and 
Boston's Parks and Recreation Department. Youth Service Officers are 
also involved with Police Explorer Scouts programs through the Boy 
Scouts of America, a unique cooking class program sponsored by 
Bread &• Circus Markets, and the Youth and Student Athlete Program, 
which is co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts-Boston, 
Harvard University, Boston College, Northeastern University, and 
Boston University Each of these programs, along with others provid- 
ed by churches and civic organizations demonstrate the deep commit- 
ment throughout our community to work together with our youth to 
provide them with the positive alternatives needed to make construc- 
tive choices when they are confronted by the dangers of drugs, gangs, 
crime and violence. 



Neighborhood outreach is 
also an important tool. 
Each group, whether public 
or private, which deals 
with youth-oriented issues 
is contacted regularly by a 
Youth Service Officer from 
their district. A Youth 
Service Officer can offer 
assistance, act as an advi- 
sor or counselor, and will 
also participate as an active 
member whenever possi- 
ble. Additionally, Youth 
Service Officers are active 
in many community and 
neighborhood mentoring 
groups, gang intervention 
groups, and mediation 
groups. 




Mo Vaughn Visits With Students As Part Of Special Operations' 
Winthrop School Initiative 



The overall goal of the Youth Service Officer is to establish working 
relationships, to maintain feelings of trust and a mutual respect 
between youth, police, and the community through a continuing open 
dialogue. The relationships which have been established between 
Youth Service Officers and their students have already contributed 
greatly to a growing insight into the concerns and needs of our youth. 
As a result, the Boston Police Department has been better able to 
address those needs and work with the youth of our city to decrease 
juvenile crime. 



Junior Police Academy 




Junior Police Recruils On BPD Harbor Patrol Aboard The St. Michael ■ Photo By Marc D. Vailkmcourt 

Positive Messages Help BPD's Junior Police Academy 
Program to Develop Youth Citizenship 



^6 BY O^ 




POLICE ACADEMY 



Changing demographics will dramatically increase the challenges 
involved in preventing youth crime in the future, in part because the 
population of at-risk teens is expected to increase by roughly 20% in 
the next 5-10 years. This information provided the spark for the 
Junior Police Academy program for Deputy Superintendent Laurence 
Robicheau and others. They understood that attempts to reach 
children with positive messages, role models, and activities needed to 
happen immediately, because the positive messages that children 
receive before they reach their teens are crucial in determining what 
type of people they will become in the future. 



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The central idea of the Junior Police 
Academy program is to put at-risk kids from 
all over the city together with police officers 
in a summer day-camp setting. The kids 
learn about what police do, have a struc- 
tured format to explore a variety of enrich- 
ment activities, and get to know the officers 
in a fun setting. This good idea also attract- 
ed private funding from grantees and corpo- 
rate sponsors such as the Sheraton Boston 
Hotel, Dunkin Donuts, Boston DuckTours, 
and several participating law enforcement, 
public safety and parks agencies. 

Special Operations Peisonnii Demonstrate The Use Of Diving Equipment 

Each week a new group of 9-12 year old "recruits" entered the program. They received instruction on 
daily themes such as Friendship, Respect and Trust, from police officers and counselors, learned about 
various police department roles in the community, and took field trips to sites such as the U.S.S. 
Constitution, BPD Special Operations, the Suffolk County Jail, and a special DuckTours outing. The 
program was such a success in its inaugural season that not all of the interested participants could be 
accommodated. 




As part of the program's follow-up, 400 participants and 
their families were invited to a September awards ceremo- 
ny honoring poster contest winners. The ballroom where 
it was held was decorated with mounted display versions 
of the contestants' prize-winning entries as though it were 
an art gallery to celebrate the success of the inaugural sea- 
son of the Junior Police Academy. Another good measure 
of the program's initial success has been its ability to cre- 
ate new partnerships in the community, between: 

•children, their families, and police as positive 

role models 
• the police department and the local businesses, 

community groups, and program sponsors 
•BPD and other local law enforcement and 

public safety agencies 
•BPD and the Justice Department, via grant money 

for the program 

The Junior Police Academy program also provides 
another positive way for cops and kids to get to know each 
other. It provides an active demonstration of the value 
and success of Neighborhood Policing, demonstrates the 
Department's commitment to each District/neighborhood, 
and highlights BPD's view of youth as the future of our 
City, and a source of civic pride. 




Junior Police Recniits Visit The Boston Police MonnteJ Unit 



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lU^ 



The C.R.E.A.T. Program 



C,R,E,A,T. Cooking Class 




The creation of the G.R.E.A.T. 
(Gang Resistance Education Training) 
Cooking Class program began as the result 
of a new partnership between the Boston 
Police Department and Bread & Circus 
Markets. Representatives of Bread & Circus 
initially sought out Youth Service Officer 
Bill Baxter to learn what they could do to 
help in addressing the needs of youth 
throughout the Boston area. In searching 
for new ways to work together, Officer 
Baxter and Bread & Circus soon developed 
an innovative series of cooking classes that 
could easily be integrated with existing 
youth-oriented programs. 

Youth Service Officer Bill Baxter And Friends In The G.R.EA.T. Cooking Class 

For eight weeks, while students are already receiving G.R.E.A.T. programming in their schools. Officer 
Baxter brings them to a Bread & Circus Market for their weekly cooking session in an on-site, cooking 
demonstration classroom that is stocked with all of the appropriate utensils, supplies and ingredients 
necessary for that week's activity. 



The students also receive a lesson plan which details the recipes to be cooked, as well as a short history of 
the particular meal that they will prepare together. The meals they learn to cook are changed each week 
to provide an opportunity to discover a variety of unusual foods, as well as the nationalities where they 
originated. For example, one week the meal could be a Mexican fiesta, while the following week it might 
be a Chinese New Year celebration. The students and cooking instructor review the directions together, 
and then take some time to discuss the particular national customs that are unique to the meal being 
prepared. Then the fun begins! The students prepare all of the food from the recipes they have been 
given, and reap their reward by sitting down to eat and enjoy the foods they have created together. 

This program has been a success from the outset for several important reasons. One is that it takes into 
consideration the fact that aU of us — not just our youth — are different and have diverse tastes, interests, 
likes and dislikes. Rather than pushing people apart, these differences can be used to bring people 
together, and to teach youths that learning about our differences can actually be fun. The program also 
allows Youth Service Officers to teach young people that they might not be able to reach in any other way. 
Perhaps most importantly, the program helps to demonstrate to youths how they can work together 
toward common goals, and how important their own partnerships can be in providing them with positive 
alternatives to crime. 



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National Night Out 



An Award Winning Nigiit Out 



The Boston Police Department's 
National Night Out efforts have 
continued to pay off as Boston was 
again honored as one of the top 
cities in the nation for its outstand- 
ing celebration of America's 
National Night Out Against Crime. 
Each year in August National Night 
Out events take over parks, back- 
yards and front porches in neigh- 
borhoods throughout Boston — and 
all over the country — as neighbor- 
hood crime watch groups celebrate 
their achievements in a fun and 
festive setting that involves the 
entire community. 




"Hands Across The River" Event Bridges The Charles 



This year's National Night Out (NNO) featured 5 days packed with cookouts, award 
presentations, block parties, a poster contest, and events designed to focus attention on 
community participation in crime prevention efforts. District Captains hosted events 
and participated with law enforcement officials from twen- 
ty local cities and towns in the NNO "Hands Across the 
River" event on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over the 
Charles River. Commissioner Evans and Mayor Menino 
toured Boston's neighborhoods in a day-long cavalcade to 
visit with citizens and underscore how important their 
ongoing cooperation has been and will continue to be to 
crime prevention efforts citywide. 



Each year Boston's crime watch groups gain tremendous 
momentum from the recognition the National Night Out 
festivities bring to their successful year-round effort to rid 
their neighborhoods of crime. These events also help to 
strengthen police/resident partnerships in neighborhoods 
throughout Boston, and help us all to understand how far 
we've come in making Boston a safer place to live. 



Crime Watch Facts: 

•The number of residents 
attending crime watch 
meetings in 1997: 4,219 

•The number of residents 
attending crime watch 
meetings since the program 
began in 1985: 54,095 

•The number of crime watch 
meetings we have facilitated 
since 1985: 3,086 



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40 New Sudbur>' Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2999 

Telephone: (617) 343-4240 

Commander: 

Captain Ronald X. Conway 




The District A-1 Community Task Force on Homelessness is a unique, 
long-term group partnership which seeks to address the issues of 
homelessness in downtown Boston. Founded by District A-l's 
Captain Ronald Conway the Task Force is composed of diverse groups 
representing the continuum of care for homeless individuals, includ- 
ing homeless service providers. City of Boston agencies such as the 
Emergency Shelter Commission, Parks and Recreation, and the Boston 
and MBTA Police Departments, City Councilors' Offices, Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts agencies including the Department of Public 
Health, local and national businesses, and the Boston religious com- 
munity. 

Task Force members identify and discuss problems, share information, 
resources and referrals, strategize and problem- solve, and devise ways 
to educate and mobilize public and private groups to involve them- 
selves in issues of urban homelessness. Recent projects include joint 
outreach efforts and the development of a broad-based educational 
campaign utilizing mass distribution of an informational brochure 
and public service announcement placards on MBTA buses and trains. 
The Task Force's efforts have given the Department an important 
opportunity to re-frame what have traditionally been viewed as 
"crime" issues in a broader societal context. In doing so. Task Force 
members have achieved their primary goals of bringing better services 
to those who need them most, and creating a useful forum to discuss 
these difficult problems, both now and in the future. 



"The 

District A-1 
Community 
Tasl< Force on 
Homelessness 
is a unique, 
long-term 
group 
partnership 
which seeks 
to address 
the issues of 
homelessness. 



District A-7 



"East Boston's 

Maverick 

Square has 

also been a 

recent focus 

for several 

successful 

crime 

prevention 

efforts, 

including a 

particularly 

effective sting 

operation..." 




69 Paris Street 

East Boston, Massachusetts 02138-3053 

Telephone: (617) 343-4220 

Commander: 

Captain Robert Cunningham 



"Operation TKO" was the highly 
successful end result of joint efforts to 
arrest criminals with outstanding war- 
rants. To do this, Operation TKO sent 
out several thousand letters, inviting 

participants to attend a bogus "casting call" for extras in the filming 
of a major motion picture. Approximately 170 people replied, 
unaware that they were actually calling undercover officers. 

After joining BPD's "casting crew" at South Station, they boarded 
MBTA buses to meet the film's ostensible director (a.k.a. District 7's 
Sgt. Det. Joe Fiandaca) at the "soundstages" of the Black Falcon Pier 
in South Boston. Unbeknownst to them, it was actually a booking 
center that would be used by the two dozen police officers who sur- 
prised the aspiring actors, leaving them in stunned disbelief as 54 of 
them were arrested, read their rights, and booked on the spot. 

East Boston's Maverick Square has also been a recent focus for several 
successful crime prevention efforts, including a particularly effective 
sting operation, which netted several arrests in cooperation with the 
MBTA, D.E.A., Chelsea Police, and the Massachusetts State Police. 
Posing as drug dealers at a local housing development, undercover 
officers arrested buyers who had been attracted to the area from 
across the city and nearby communities. As news of this successful 
sweep has spread, it is keeping new drug buyers away and providing 
the area with an effective crime deterrent for the future. 

Similarly the District 7 Community Service Office has worked closely 
with numerous groups to promote a Traffic Safety Day focusing on 
several busy crosswalks. To educate drivers and pedestrians about 
motor vehicle safety issues in these high traffic areas, citizens who 
demonstrated good examples of safe behaviors were rewarded with 
"Safe Walker" and "Safe Driver" certificates, safety information, and 
prizes. The event also provided a public forum to display the winning 
posters from the Traffic Safety Art Contest which had provided the 
initial inspiration for the day. 




District B- 




135 Dudley Street 

Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119-3203 

Telephone: (617) 343-4270 

Commander: 

Captain John A. Gifford 

In 1997 District B-2 implemented 

several comprehensive investigative and 

support measures to combat domestic 

violence. Perhaps the most important of 

these additions has been the work of the 

new Domestic Violence "Peace Liaison" 

specialist who works directly with victims of this crime throughout 

the District to provide counseling, support, and referrals to other 

related service providers specializing in these issues. These efforts 

have resulted in a continuing decline in the number of domestic 

violence incidents reported in District B-2 this year. 

Youth issues have also been addressed via collaborative efforts with 
the Community-Based Juvenile Justice Project (CBJJ). As part of this 
initiative events are held at the Madison Park Technical Vocational 
High School and the Timilty, Wheatley and Dearborn Middle Schools 
to make at-risk youths aware of the "regulatory adult presence" that 
is available to help them on a daily basis. Participants include the 
District Attorney's Office, school administrators and counselors, 
probation officers. School Police and youth officers on a 
bi-weekly basis. This has already proven invaluable in 
promoting a safe, disciplined learning environment for 
students in their schools. 

The popularity of bicycle patrols was further evinced by 
the community support for their expansion into the 
neighborhoods surrounding Mission Hill and the 
Longwood Medical area. Private donations from 
Longwood Security, Uphams Corner Main Street, local 
merchants, and others have helped to fund additional 
bike officers who have already had an appreciable impact 
on these neighborhoods. This community support has 
enabled them to continue patrolling these areas on their 
bicycles throughout the winter months, and to expand 
their efforts in the Uphams Corner neighborhood in the 
coming year. 



"These 
efforts have 
resulted in a 
continuing 
decline in 
the number 
of domestic 
violence 
incidents 
reported In 
District B-2 
this year." 




nisiihi B-2 Bike Patrol 




District B-3 




Deputy Siiih'iiiiiiihh'nt Bobbie J. Johnson 
Commander, Area B (District B-2 and B-3) 



"Officers 

are 

involved 

in annual 

events 

such as 

Youth Pride 

and 

Drug-Free 

Fannily 

Days." 



1165 Blue Hill Avenue 

Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124-3914 

Telephone: (617) 343-4700 

Commander: 

Captain John S. Sullivan 




Building productive partnerships with 
our youth, neighborhood crime watch 
groups, non-profit and government 
agencies, and community organizations of all kinds continues to be a 
major focus of the neighborhood policing efforts in District B-3. 
Officers are involved in annual events such as Youth Pride and Drug- 
Free Family Days. They sponsor clubs for interests as diverse as 
fishing and model building. They coordinate athletic leagues, trips 
and outings. They act as mentors, instructors, and guest speakers. 
They host community meetings and holiday parties, participate in 
fundraising drives, summer camps, and senior citizen outreach pro- 
grams. In short, in a variety of ways they seek to improve the overall 
quality of life for the residents of the neighborhoods they serve. 

Student interns and volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a 
wide range of these experiences, which provide them with unique 
opportunities for hands-on learning. Many of them come away with 
a new, and much more realistic understanding of the challenges 
involved in policing diverse urban neighborhoods, and elect to contin- 
ue their involvement with groups like Junior Achievement, the Boys 
and Girls Clubs of Boston, Project Concern, Mattapan Against Drugs, 
or the Mattapan Family Services Center. 

District B-3 is also an active member of the Suffolk County District 
Attorney's Anti-Gang Violence Coalition. The Coalition was designed 
to help member organizations come together to coordinate their 
efforts, share information, and help each other create new ways to 
solve the difficult problems associated with gang violence. Monthly 
meetings have already yielded collaborative efforts on summer youth 
programs, cooperation on major crime prevention initiatives such as 
the annual National Night Out Program, and plans for a series of year- 
round youth activities. 



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101 West Broadway 

South Boston, Massachusetts 02127-1017 

Telephone: (617) 343-4730 

Commander: 

Captain Thomas J. Crowley 

The South Boston neighborhoods served 
by District C-6 experienced a 24% 
decrease in Part One crimes in 1997. 
Unfortunately, the community suffered 
a disparate number of teen tragedies. 
As is often the case in this tight-knit 
community, difficult circumstances 

quickly drew the community together to create a workable action plan 
with local human service agencies. As a result, the South Boston 
Collaborative was formed to coordinate the efforts of 25 separate 
social service agencies and District C-6 personnel in serving the needs 
of troubled youths in South Boston. Community Service Officers have 
been trained and are members of a Critical Incident Response Team, 
and also work closely with area schools, health centers, and the South 
Boston Collaborative, reaching out to youth with programs and coun- 
seling. 

A related program involved participation in the United Methodist 
Urban Services' Community Roundtable, which provides citizens and 
especially youth with an open, non-judgmental forum to express their 
views on a variety of topics. This program has given area teens new 
opportunities to get to know their local police officers in an informal 
setting. It has also allowed the two groups to establish and maintain 
a productive dialogue about the serious issues they're facing together 
in their neighborhoods, and helped them to join forces in working to 
solve them. 

One result of these youth programs — with as many as 1,000 partici- 
pants — is that they provide tangible incentives for at-risk youths to 
embrace the positive options that are available to them. One good 
example of this has been C-6's partnership with South Boston Against 
Drugs (SOBAD) to identify and select youths for participation in an 
innovative Outward Bound program that is run on Thompson Island 
in Boston Harbor. The youths are trained in leadership and skill- 
building exercises and are then encouraged to use these new skills as 
positive role models in their neighborhoods. Their changed behavior 
and increased cooperation with police are a positive reward that can 
benefit the entire community by reducing the number of disturbances 
and juvenile crime as a whole. 



"One result 
of these 
youth 
programs, 
with as many 
as 1,000 
participants, is 
that they 
provide 
tangible 
incentives for 
at-risk youths 
to embrace 
positive 
options..." 





District C-11 



"Local law 

enforcement 

cooperation 

allows 

prosecutors 

to work 

exclusively 

on cases 

generated 

bytheSNI in 

District 11..." 



40 Gibson Street 

Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122-1223 

Telephone: (617) 343-4330 

Commander: 

Captain Robert P. Dunford 




District 1 1 continues to succeed in 
developing and implementing a variety 
of innovative neighborhood -based pro- 
grams, such as the Citizen's Police 

Academy, the Safe Neighborhood Initiative, community meetings. 
Crime Watch Groups, and focused enforcement efforts such as Project 
CAT (Combating Auto Theft), and Operation Dog Tag. 

The Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) addresses pubhc safety and 
community development issues through the collaborative efforts of 
the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts and Suffolk 
County Attorney General's Offices. Its success addresses three 
primary areas of community concern: Coordinated Law Enforcement, 
Neighborhood Revitalization, and Prevention and Treatment. Local 
law enforcement cooperation allows prosecutors to work exclusively 
on cases generated by the SNI in District II, and has helped commu- 
nity residents to remove and prosecute violent offenders from their 
neighborhoods. 

Neighborhood businesses are crucial to the overall well-being of the 
neighborhoods they serve. SNI provides a variety of training pro- 
grams, loan assistance, and business education programs to help local 
merchants move their economic endeavors from a struggle for survival 
toward enhanced opportunities for growth and success. 

The Boston Medical Center's Child Witness to Violence Project is an 
important part of the SNI's prevention and treatment efforts. It pro- 
vides training to police officers, counseling to affected children and 
families, and consultations with police and the community as a whole 
to deal with the troubling problems caused by children's increasing 
exposure to violence in inner-city neighborhoods. In doing so they 
also help to secure a safer future for these children and for their 
neighborhoods. 



7 Warren Avenue 

Boston, Massachusetts 02116-6199 

Telephone: (617) 343-4250 

Commander: 

Captain Charles J. Cellucci 




In 1997 District D-4 developed strong 
new partnerships with the Boston 

Housing Authority, numerous pri\'ate landlords, and other government 
agencies to address street level drug activity. Working with communi- 
ty and tenant groups in several neighborhoods. District 4 officers, rep- 
resentatives of the BHA, and other housing and law enforcement 
agencies compiled an extensive list of buildings, housing complexes, 
and other areas suspected as possible havens for local drug activity. 
These areas were then targeted by Drug Unit officers using search 
warrants and other measures to shut down these illegal drug dealing 
operations. 

Perhaps the most important positive outcome of these partnerships 
has been the vigorous enforcement of a new federal housing statute. 
This law allows for the immediate discontinuance of benefits to any 
Section 8 tenants who engage in drug dealing, and has already been 
very effective in helping authorities to remove known drug dealers 
from the shelter of public housing. Similarly, many private landlords 
have also been very cooperative in removing sources of hidden drug 
activity from their own properties. As a result, officers from District 4 
have executed more drug search warrants than any other district in 
the city, and local residents are enjoying the benefits of an improved 
relationship with federal and state housing agencies, and the eviction 
and/or arrest of numerous criminals. 



"...officers 
from District 4 
liave executed 
more drug 
searcli warrants 
tlian any 
otiier district 
in tlie city..." 





District D-ia 



"...student 

tenants, 

absentee 

landlords, and 

bar and 

liquor store 

owners were 

put on 

notice that 

future Illegal 

activity 

would not be 

tolerated..." 




301 Washington Street 

Brighton, Massachusetts 02135-3357 

Telephone: (617) 343-4260 

Commander: 

Captain William B. Evans 



The neighborhoods served by the 

officers of District 14 have traditionally 

been home to a diverse mix of college 

students, recent immigrants, and more 

long-term members of the community. 

Quality of life issues have always been a major concern in this area, 

which is more densely populated in some neighborhoods than New 

York City. However when the tragic death of a local college student 

was attributed to off-campus consumption of alcohol, these concerns 

became the basis for a series of innovative programs that would 

involve all areas of the community. 

Working in close cooperation with Boston University and Boston 
College, Captain William Evans implemented a zero-tolerance policy 
for underage drinking which was clearly communicated to their 
students. Several steps were taken to make sure this policy was not 
taken lightly First, student tenants, absentee landlords, and bar and 
liquor store owners were put on notice that future illegal activity 
would not be tolerated. Each of them were told that they would be 
held accountable for their actions, and that the students would also be 
held accountable by their schools. Licensed premises were also closely 
monitored for compliance, often through the use of undercover stings 
to catch those selling liquor illegally to minors. 

University administrators and community groups worked with District 
14 officers to identify "trouble spots", to break up loud parties before 
they could become a nuisance to neighbors, and to target those that 
persisted in this behavior for arrest. Often other City of Boston and 
federal agencies were invited to participate in the investigation of the 
landlords at these properties, many of which were found to be in 
violation of additional health, zoning and tax codes. District 14 
personnel are also targeting underage drinking by seizing false identi- 
fication used to purchase alcohol in area liquor stores, which has 
already resulted in multiple arrests and the seizures of numerous 
illegal drivers licenses. 



District E-5 




1708 Centre Street 

West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132-1542 

Telephone: (617) 343-4560 

Commander: 

Captain Willam L. Parlon 



Quality of life issues continue to be 
identified as one of the major themes of 
community concern and input in the 
Roslindale and West Roxbury neighbor- 
hoods encompassed by District E-5. Auto safety in particular has been 
an ongoing area of interest for area residents, and one that has 
received a variety of proactive responses from District 5 officers. 

In addition to the highly successful CarSafe program which received 
widespread community praise, participation, and support in previous 
years, a new twist was added in 1997 which made good use of tech- 
nology to improve public safety in a number of heavily-trafficked 
areas. Using a combination of speed monitors and motorcycle 
enforcement proved very effective in educating the motoring public 
about car safety laws. The District's motor vehicle citations were also 
compiled in a databank to determine high incident locations, as well 
as the days, times, and locations of the most frequent violations. This 
effort has aided Captain Parlon in effective distribution of resources to 
target these areas, provided useful information to educate the public, 
and helped to reduce motor vehicle accidents district-wide for several 
years in a row. 

District 5 personnel have also focused on youth programs and creating 
opportunities for community residents and police to work together to 
prevent crime and reduce fear in their neighborhoods. Youth outreach 
efforts such as the D.A.R.E and G.R.E.A.T programs, after-school 
Karate instruction and teen mentoring activities, and other efforts to 
provide constructive recreational and educational opportunities con- 
tinue to be instrumental in solidifying the success of a "Healthy 
Roslindale." Similarly close cooperation with the Parkway YMCA, the 
West Roxbury Community Center, and a variety of neighborhood and 
civic organizations have also helped to continue reductions in juvenile 
crime. 



"...efforts 

to provide 

constructive 

recreational 

and 

educational 

opportunities 

continue 

to be 

instrumental.. 





TSl 



"...residents 
in District 15 
were tlie 
most lil<ely 
to say that 
they l<new, 
or at least 
recognized, 
the police 
officers who 
work in their 
neighbor- 
hoods." 




3345 Washington Street 

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130-2639 

Telephone: (617) 343-5630 

Commander: 
Captain Mary Evans 



In the year since the Boston Police 
Department successfully re-opened the 
District 13 Station at Green and 
Washington Streets in Jamaica Plain, its 
Strategic Planning Group has continued 
to meet on a regular basis. The basic 
goals of the District's plan were evaluated, edited, and repackaged in 
an easy to understand pamphlet that was widely distributed through- 
out the community Each of these goals were targeted for action by a 
working partnership of police and citizen team leaders. 

Some of their efforts thus far have included proactive measures to 
address quality of life issues such as the removal of graffiti and the 
enforcement of loud noise ordinances. To do this required training 
officers and civilian volunteers in the specifics of applicable laws and 
certification in the use of calibrated noise meters. English and 
Spanish informational handouts were dispersed to advise the commu- 
nity about the specifics of the graffiti and noise laws, as well as the 
penalties for violating them. Grant money was also used to finance 
additional efforts known as "Operation Sound Off," which included a 
dedicated telephone line and additional personnel on weekend 
evenings to identify track, and eliminate recurring sources of loud 
noise disturbances. 

A recent city-wide survey by the Department indicated that residents 
in District 13 were the most likely to say that they knew, or at least 
recognized, the police officers who work in their neighborhoods. 
Sharing information with numerous community groups is perhaps 
one of the most important reasons why this is so. There are 56 active 
Crime Watch groups, well attended monthly English and Spanish 
community meetings, and grant funding has been shared with the 
Soldiers of Health, Neighborhood Development Corporations, and 
Urban Edge to educate local citizens and business groups on crime 
prevention, problem solving, and community development issues. 




District E-18 




1249 Hyde Park Avenue 

Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136-2891 

Telephone: (617) 343-5600 

Commander: 

Captain Ronald Stapleton 



Ongoing efforts to decrease the rate of 

crime and improve interaction with the 

community have continued as primary 

areas of focus at District 18. Integrating 

community involvement in as many police activities as possible has 

been an important source of the ongoing success of these efforts, and 

has contributed greatly to the overall 15% decrease in Part One crime 

that has been seen across the District. 

Some additional positive results thus far include regular meetings 
with groups such as Hyde Park's Board of Trade and Neighborhood 
Association, the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, representa- 
tives of Fairlawn Estates, and a variety of youth organizations. High 
visibility bicycle patrols have also proved popular, both with the resi- 
dents they serve and with the Department personnel who use these 
patrols as one more useful tool to get to know their neighborhoods. 
Joint efforts with state, local, and federal law enforcement partners 
have also helped District 18 personnel to enhance the quality of life 
for its residents and visitors. 

Continuing public input is also essential to the work of the 
Environmental Strike Team, which seeks to identify incidents of ille- 
gal toxic material storage, disposal, and dumping. Tips from con- 
cerned citizens, via an Environmental Crimes Hotline, are crucial in 
identifying possible sources of these materials — which can be danger- 
ous if mishandled. Using this information, specially trained Boston 
Police officers have worked closely with other City and state inspec- 
tors, local Fire Departments, and federal investigators from the 
Environmental Protection Agency to inspect, investigate and vigorous- 
ly prosecute environmental code violations wherever they are discov- 
ered in the City of Boston. 



"High 
visibility 
bicycle 
patrols 
have also 
proved 
popular, 
both with 
the residents 
they serve and 
with the 
Department 
personnel..." 



Reported Part One Crimes Statistics 



These 

figures are 

tabulated 

according 

to tlie 

reporting 

criteria 

establislied 

by the 

FB.l.'s 

Uniform 

Crime 

Reporting 

Program. 



Percentage of Part One Crimei^ 
Drop From 1996 To 1997 




*Pollce District E-13 was created 
in October 1996. Prior to that E-5 was 
responsible for the area. 



Reported Part One Crimes 1995-1997 



I0000_ 
9000_ 
8000_ 
7000 




A-1 A-7 B-2 B-3 C-6 C-11 D-4 D-14 E-5* E-13* E-18 

g 1997 U 1996 LJ ^^^^ 

* Police District E-13 was created October 1996. Prior to that time. District E-5 was responsible for the Jamaica Plain 
area. Therefore, District E-5 figures for the momhs prior to October 1 996 include the Jamaica Plain area. 



Part One Crimes 

•Homicide 
•Rape & 

Attempted 
•Robbery & 

Attempted 
• Aggravated 

Assault 
•Burglary & 

Attempted 
•Larceny & 

Attempted 
•Velnicle Theft 

& Attempted 




Relief Association 

MkywunDS 



Awardee 



The Schroeder Brothers Memorial Medal 



Established September 25, 1975 the Schroeder Brothers Memorial Medal is the highest award given by 
the Boston Police Department. It is awarded once a year at the Annual Awards Presentation ceremo- 
ny to an officer whose conduct in some situation is judged, by the Department Awards Board, to be the 
highest form of valor exhibited by an officer during the previous year. It is awarded to only one offi- 
cer a year and is accompanied by a letter of Commendation from the Commissioner setting forth the 
reason for the award. Because this award is the highest recognition of valor which the Department can 
make, it may not be awarded every year but will be reserved for those particular acts of valor which 
are outstanding. 

Sergeant Gregory D. Gallagher 



Awardee 



The Walter Scott Medal 



Under the terms of a gift made by Mr. Walter Scott, formerly of Boston, two thousand dollars ($2,000) 
was deposited with the Treasurer of the City of Boston, to be held in perpetual trust, and the annual 
income therefrom to be used in the purchase of solid gold medals to be known as the "Walter Scott 
Medal of Valor". It was further stipulated that one-half of the net income thereof annually be paid to 
the Police Commissioner of the City of Boston for the purpose of such medal, to be presented by him 
to the police officer who, in his judgement, distinguished himself for valorous conduct in some situa- 
tion during the previous year. Ordinarily, it is awarded to only one officer a year; however, upon rec- 
ommendation of the Department Awards Board, more than one medal may be awarded. This should 
be the case only when the medal is being awarded to officers whose conduct in the same situation was 
equally valorous. The medal is accompanied by a Letter of Commendation from the Commissioner 
setting forth the reasons for the award. 

Police Officer Horace N. Kincade 



Awardees 



The Department Medal of Honor 



Established by an act of the City Council on February 7, 1 898 the Medal of Honor is given once a 
year at the Annual Awards Presentation Ceremony to officers cited for outstanding valor in situations 
occurring during the previous year. The medal is awarded by a letter of Commendation from the 
Commissioner setting forth the reasons for the award. The Medal of Honor is also awarded in mem- 
ory of a select number of officers who have been slain in the line of duty. 



Sergeant 

Gregory D. Gallagher 



Police Officer 
Horace N. Kincade 



Police Officer 
Thomas G. Griffiths 



Police Officer 
Seth D. Richard 



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1997 Boston Police Annual Report 



In Memory of Detective Roy J. Sergei 


Awardees 


1 Detective Detective 

1 Kevin M. Guy Ellis E. Thornton 






In Memory of Detective Thomas J. Cill 


Awardees 




1 Police Officer Police Officer 
1 Ted R. Rivera Joseph R. Norton 



In Memory of Detective Sherman C. Griffiths 



Awardees 



Police Officer 
Stephen W. Green 



Police Officer Police Officer 

Michael Charbonnier Laurence J. Fahey 



In Memory of Patrol Officer Louis H. Metaxas 



Awardees 



Police Officer 
Edward J. Flemming 



Police Officer 
Keith Webb 



Police Officer 
Martin J. Kane 



In Memory of Patrol Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr. 



Awardees 



Police Officer p^,,^^ ^^.^^^ 

Raymond A. D Oyley p^,^^^^ ^_ ^^^^^^ 



Police Officer 
Curtis R. Carroll 



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Boston Police Relief Association Awards 



Awardee 



In Memory of Patrol Officer Thomas F. Rose 



Police Officer Mark L. Assad 



Awardee 



In Memory of Detective John J. Mulligan 



Police Officer Sean AA. McCarthy 



Awardees 



In Memory of Patrol Officer Berisford Wayne Anderson 



Police Officer 
Edward J. Flemming 



Police Officer 
Martin J. Kane 



Police Officer Police Officer 

Richard G. Moriarty Christopher W. Morgan 



Awardees 


In Memory of Sergeant Richard F. Halloran 


Sergeant 

William E. Kennedy 


Police Officer 
Ebenezer S. Sealy, Jr. 


Police Officer 
Al S. Young 


Police Officer 
Scott Pulchansingh 


Police Officer 
Margaret A. Aquino 


Police Officer 
Marwan J. Moss 


Police Officer 
Kevin K. Watson 


Police Officer 
Hien T. Truong 


Police Officer 
Tommy T. Yung 


Police Officer 
Linda E. Stanford 







Awardees 



The Mayor's Medal of Excellence 



The Mayor's Medal of Excellence was established on June 26, 1985 by the Police Commissioner. It is 
awarded annually at the Annual Awards Presentation ceremony to a Police Officer or Officers who, in 
the previous year distinguished themselves and are judged for the highest forni of superior merit in any 
form of police duties. 



Police Officer 
Fred J. Marzano 



Police Officer 
Michael V. Lopriore 



1997 Boston Police Annual Report 



The William J. Taylor Meritorious Service Award 



Awardees 



The William J. Taylor Meritorious Service Award is the highest award available other than those 
awarded for valor or heroism. It is given once a year at the Annual Awards Presentation Ceremony 
to distinguish a member whose performance over the previous year is in the highest traditions of 
Boston Police service. The award is given upon the recommendation of the Awards Board. It is 
accompanied by a letter of Commendation from the Commissioner explaining the reasons for the 
award. 



Sergeant 

Isaac L. Thomas 



Detective 
William R Dunn 



Police Officer 
Ricky M. Rabb 



Police Officer 
Donald O. Caisey 



Sergeant Detective Police Officer Police Officer 

Paul W. Murphy, Jr. William F. Hussey Elizabeth S. Philbin William G. Gross 



Commissioner's Special Citation 



Awardees 



special Citations, when appropriate, are given at the Annual Presentation Ceremony to members of the 
department or the persons whose conduct is laudable but who are not eligible to receive other awards. 
Citations are awarded upon recommendation of the Department Awards Board and are accompanied 
by a letter of Commendation from the Commissioner setting forth the reasons for the award. 



Sergeant Detective Detective Detective 

Donald E. Wightman Louise M. O'Malley Paul G. Mahoney 



Police Officer 
Christopher R. Boyle 



Sergeant Detective Detective 
Daniel J. Coleman John A/\. Derby 



Detective Police Officer 

William G. Hartford Stephen C. AAcManus 



Police Officer 
Brian T Gill 



Police Officer 
Moses Acloque 



Police Officer 
Robert J. Kenney 



Police Officer 
Santos Perez, Jr. 



Police Officer 
Edward J. Garvey 



Police Officer 



Police Officer 



James J. Freeman, Jr. Terry L. Cotton 



Police Officer 
Harry Y. Jean 



Police Officer Clifton R. Haynes 



The Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award 



Awardee 



The Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award for Boston is given anually to one police officer 
within the Department who has overcome a significant handicap and rendered outstanding service with- 
in the Department. 

Sergeant Andrew G. Garvey 





James Bickerton 
Russell P. Black 
Daniel Boyle 
David Brody 
Robert A. Bucci 



Vincent M. Calabro 
Charles M. Carroll 
Adonica Chaplain 
Robert W. Ciccolo 
Joel Cochrane 
Martin F. Coleman 
Edward R Connelly 
Norman W. Connor 
Albert Conti 
Richard C. Cox 
James M. Crowley 
Benjamin J. Davis 
Anthony DiFonzo 
Robert J. Donahue 
William E. Doogan 



Gerald V. Doucette 
Walter J. Fahey 
John F. Fallon 
Paul G. Ferola, Sr. 
Donald G. Ford. 



Nicholas Fd 
David R Gelineau 
Phillip L. Griffin 
William Johnston 
George J. Kenny 
Mary Lamb 
John Langille 
David Mahoney 
Patrick J. Maloney 
Jack Marotta 
James J. McCarron 
Robert McLaughlin 



Warren H. Morrissey 
William M. Morrissey 
Lawrence E. Murphy 
John H. O'Hara 
Frank J. Olbrys 



Richard A. Pal 
Ronald E. Peacock 
William H. Plummer 
Harold Prefontaine 
William P. Quinian 
John Santangelo 
Robert M. Scobie 
Dean R. Smith 
Salvatore F. Spinale 
Jonathan Stratton 
John W Thompson 
Kathleen A. Thornton 



James B. McNamara Jorge Torres 



John McReynolds 
John Messia, Jr. 



Thomas Walsh 
John L. Wells 




n Memoria 




''Drop thy still dew of quietness. 

Till all our striving cease; 

Take from our souls the strain and stress. 

And let our ordered lives confess 

The beauty of Thy peace/' 



These active duty 
police officers 
passed away in 1997 
due to Illness... 



Sergeant T)eteetive 
Emmanuel T>ambreville 
^une 12, 1997 

T)etectWe 
Uohn C. Seay 
^uly 16, 1997 

Police Officer 
Michael £. McWeeny 
April 18, 1997 



-John Greenleaf Whittier 



Department Directory 



Executive Offices 

Office of the Police Commissioner 343-4500 

Bureau of Field Sen ices 343-4300 

Bureau of Investigative Services 343-4497 

Bureau of Administrative Services 343-4577 

Bureau of Internal Investigations 343-4526 

Bureau of Professional Development 343-4410 

Cfiief Administrative Hearings Officer 343-5043 

Key Operational Services 

Labor Relations 343-4545 

Media Relations 343-4520 

Strategic Planning & 

Resource Development 343-4507 

Legal Advisor 343-4550 

Research & Evaluation 343-4530 

Finance 343-4665 

Human Resources 343-4677 

Fleet Management 343-4610 

Facilities Management 343-4379 

Telecommunications Management 343-4620 

Neighborhood Crime Watch Program 343-4345 

Central Supply 343-4661 

Hackney Carriage 343-4475 

Key Investigative Services 

Criminal Investigations 343-4495 

Drug Control 343-5625 

Major Investigations 343-4483 

Technical Services 343-4517 

Homicide 343-4470 

Community Disorders 343-4527 

Sexual Assauh 343-4400 

Domestic Violence 343-4350 

Anti-Gang Violence 343-4444 

Ballistics 343-4465 

Crime Lab 343-4690 




Area/District Stations 

A-l 40 New Sudbury Street 343-4240 

Boston, Beacon Hill, Charlestown 

Chinatown, North End 

A-7 69 Paris Street 343-4220 

East Boston 

B-2 135 Dudley Street 343-4270 

Roxbury, North Dorchester 

B-3 1 196 Blue Hill Avenue 343-4700 

Dorchester, Mattapan 

C-6 101 West Broadway Street 343-4730 

South Boston 

C-11 40 Gibson Street 343-4330 

Dorchester 

D-4 7 Warren Avenue 343-4250 

Back Bay, South End 

D-14 301 Washington Street 343-4260 

Allston, Brighton 

E-5 1708 Centre Street 343-4560 

Roslindalc, West Roxbury 

E-13 3345 Washington Street 343-5630 

Jamaica Plain 

E-18 1249 Hyde Park Avenue 343-5600 

Hyde Park, Mattapan, Readville 

Area G Operations Division 343-4600 

Area H Special Operations Division 343-5646 

Area I Special Police Division 635-0439 



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