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1999 Annual Report 


We dedicate ourselves to work 

in partnership with the community 

to fight crime, reduce fear and improve 

the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 

Our Mission is Neighborhood Policing. 

I. Guarantee the Constitutional Rights of All Citizens. 
II. Maintain the Highest Standards of Honesty and Integrity. 

III. Promote the Professionalism of the Boston Police Department. 

IV. Enhance the Working Relationship Between the Department 
and the Neighborhoods. 

V. Improve the Quality of Life in our Neighborhoods. 



Boston Police Department 

Organized: 1854 

Sworn Officers: 2,164 

Recruit Officers: 56 

Total Officers: 2,220 

Civilian Personnel: 826 

Bu>.itjet: 204 Million (FYOO) 

Median Age: 41 

Mean Years of Service: 17 

Facilities: 25 

Marked Patrol Vehicles: 471 

Unmarked Vehicles: 438 

Specialty Vehicles: 94 

Motorcycles: 68 

Bicycles: 43 

Boats: 5 

Horses: 14 

Canines: 13 

Bomb Disposal Vehicles: 2 

Total Calls Received: 593,139 

Rank Structure: 

Police Commissioner 



Deputy Superintendent 

Captain/Captain Detective 

Lieutenant/Lieutenant Detective 

Sergeant/Sergeant Detective 

Police Officer/Detective 

Recruit Officer 

City of Boston 

Founded: 1630 

Government: Mayor and 13 Member City Council 

City Budget: 1.6 Billion (FYOO) 

Area: 48.8 Square Miles 

Population: 574,283 

Police Officer/Population Ratio: .. 1 per 259 Residents 

Population Density: 1 1,814 per Square Mile 

Registered Voters: 243,184 

Average Single Family Home: $173,400 (assesed value) 

Property Tax Rate per Thousand: $13.15 (Residential) 

$34.21 (Commercial) 

Public School System Population: 63,300 

Public Schools: 140 

Charter Schools 9 

Non Public Schools: 72 

Colleges and Universities: 20 

Hospitals: 24 


Produced by: 

The Office of the Police Commissioner: 

Bruce Blake, Editor 

Sgt. Brendan D. Flynn, Project Manager 

Editorial Staff: 

Bruce Blake 
Sgt. Brendan D. Flynn 
Robert G. Neville 
Gregory Mahoney 

Cover Design: 

Gregory Mahoney 

Graphic Design: 

Robert G. Neville 
Gregory Mahoney 
Shannon Dow 
Jason Ezekiel 


Gregory Mahoney 
Shannon Dow 
Identification Unit 
City Hall Photography 
Steve Dunwell Photography 
Michael Garfinkle 

Statistical Data: 

Office of Research & Evaluation 

Special Thanks To: 

Tlie Office of the Legal Advisor 

Bureau of Internal Investigations 

Dep. Supt. Robert Cunningham 

Dep. Supt. William Bradley 

Dep. Supt. William Casey 

Captain Charles Cellucci 

Lt. Det. Patricia Eagar 

Sgt. Joseph Dashner 

Sgt. Det. Jay Devlin 

Det. Mary Mclnness 

RO. Cecil Jones 

RO. Denise Watson 

Robert Fraser 

Robin Hadley 

Laura Dickerson 

Edward R Callahan 

John Dow 

Cheryl Botteri 

Susan Gillis 

Patricia DiCienzo 

Lucy Grover 

Boston Police Riundation 

Boston Police Patrolmen's Association 

Boston Police Retired Officers Assoc. 

R^ston Municipal Research Bureau 

Donald McGough 

Yola Cabrillana 

Boston Globe/ 

Etoston Herald 

Boston Red Sox 

Debbie Matson 

Message from the Mayor 2 

Message from the Police Commissioner 3 

Office of the Police Commissioner 4 

Department Initiatives: Bringing Diverse Communities Together 6 

Department Initiatives: "Walk As One" Event Celebrates Diversity ... .7 

Bureau of Investigative Services 8 

Department Initiatives: Using Partnerships to Solve Crimes 10 

Bureau of Professional Development 11 

Bureau of Administrative Services 14 

Department Initiatives: D-4 Groundbreaking Ceremony 16 

Department Initiatives: Fleet Management: Going the Extra Mile . . .17 

Bureau of Internal Investigations 18 

Part One Crime Statistics 23 

Department Initiatives: Public Safety Survey 25 

Bureau of Field Services 26 

Department Initiatives: Continuing the Strategic Planning Process . .29 

Area A: Districts 1 & 7 30 

Area B: Districts 2&.3 31 

Area C; Districts 6 & 1 1 32 

Area D: Districts 4 & 14 33 

Area E: Districts 5, 13, & 18 34 

Operations Division 35 

Special Operations Division 36 

Department Initiatives: 

BPD's Youth Programs A Hit With Local Young People 38 

Special Police Division 39 

Department Initiatives: 

Webber Seavey Award Presented to BPD & Partners 40 

Awards 41 

Retirees 44 

In Memoriam 45 

Department Directory 46 

Boston Police Department Organization Back Inside Cover 






Dear Fellow Bostonians: 

As you will read in this report, 1999 marked another mile- 
stone in public safety for the City of Boston. Violent crime 
decreased 2%, reaching its lowest level since 1971. Murder 
rates continued to drop, reaching their lowest level since 1961. 
Boston is the safest it is has been in a generation. 

"We all have a part to play in Boston's safer streets. Bostonians have less fear of crime because, as 
our surveys have shown, we know our neighborhood police officers. Bostonians feel safer walking 
outside at night, thanks to community policing and the rise in neighborhood crime watches. In 1999, 
forty-nine new Crime Watch groups formed, bringing the total number to 1,042. Residents continue 
to organize — and together they are succeeding in making our community safer. 

There is no doubt that the Boston Police Department is among the finest in the nation and 
shines as a beacon for police departments across America. As host of the Regional Community 
Policing Institute, Boston also shares its successful community policing strategies with other police 
forces throughout New England. Attorney General Reno and President Clinton frequently tout the 
effectiveness of anti-crime measures and prevention programs developed here in Boston and recom- 
mend them as models tor other cities to follow. 

I look to you, the people of Boston, to continue to work with each other and with the Police 
Department, to make this the safest city in America. And I salute Commissioner Evans and the 
Boston Police for their daily professionalism and courage on behalf oi all ot us. 


Thomas M. Menino 
Mayor ot Boston 





Dear Neighbor, 

Back ill 1995, the Boston Police Department embarked on a new mis- 
sion - to fight crime, reduce fear, and improve the quality of life in our neigh- 
borhoods. Measured against these goals, Boston has again achieved a level 
of success that we can all poiiit to with pride. 

For example, fear of crime has dropped 51% since 1995 with 8 out of 10 
residents reporting that they feel safe walkiiig alone in their neighborhoods at 
night. Part One crime has been reduced by nearly half (-48%) since 1990, 
with almost 33,000 fewer victims, and during 1999 violent crime in Boston 
dropped for a record 9th consecutive year. Our Public Safety Survey 
revealed that over half of Boston residents rate their quality of life as high, 
and Boston ended the year with its lowest homicide rate in 38 years. 

Even so, we still have much to do. As you'll see in this report, we've 
continued to renew our partnerships with citizens and groups throughout the 
community. In 1999 we did this by seekuig your views in our Public Safety 
Survey and by inviting your participation in our most recent round of strategic planning for the 
Department's future. This important process involved thousands of hours of meetings, discussions and goal- 
setting activities by both police personnel and citizens like you. Together we worked in concert to create 
plans that are already re -shaping how the Boston Police Deparmient will conduct its business in the years 
to come. 

At the same time, our Department has also been undergoing a series of positive changes fi'om within, 
which reflect the exciting climate of growth and renewal we see iii many of our neighborhoods. In just one 
of the examples you'll read about, we've used input firom Crime Watch groups and other concerned citizens 
to aggressively target underage drinking and the quality of life concerns it often creates for neighborhood 
residents in Allston-Brighton. Grant funding was used to place undercover officers in liquor stores, result- 
ing in 45 false identification arrests and a 70 percent reduction in quality of life complaints. 

As a result of these community- wide efforts, Boston's participatory style of Neighborhood Policing has 
again been recognized as a national model. This year, the Department received the prestigious Webber 
Seavey Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in recognition of the diligence and 
professionalism displayed by the men and women of our Department each day and the high quality of the 
public service they provide throughout the community. 

Together we're continuing to learn valuable lessons about how to fight crime by preventing it. We 
remain conunitted to building even stronger citywide strategies to cultivate public/private partnerships and 
we're always seeking new ways to iiicrease our ability to foster safe and productive environments in neigh- 
borhoods throughout our City. We appreciate your continuing input and cooperation, and encourage you 
to join us in building on Boston's current strengths. As a city, we are certain to face new challenges in the 
years to come. However, by working together, 1 know we can achieve our overall goal of making Boston the 
safest city it can possibly be, patrolled by the best police department in the country. 


H Evans 
Police Commissioner 





Office of the Police Commissioner 

One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4500 
Facsimile: (617) 343-5003 

Superintendent'in'Chief Robert P. Faherty 

The Ottice of the Police Commissioner includes: 
Office ot the Night Superintendent 
Community Disorders Unit 
Office of Administrative Hearings 
Office of Communications 
Office of Research and Evaluation 
Ottice of Labor Relations 
Office of the Legal Advisor 
Office of Media Relations 
Office of Strategic Planning and Resource Development 

The Office of the Police Commissioner (OPC) continues to focus on doing everything it can to facili- 
tate the efforts of BPD personnel throughout the City. Whether they are negotiating with union rep- 
resentatives, presenting the Department's vie w^i courtroom proceedings, or encouragiiig police- 
community partnerships with dozei is of community-based organizations, OPC personnel are often 
heavily involved in several citywidt : "priority change initiatives". Each of these key areas are deemed 
vital to the Department's future and are designed to create useful new policies, procedures, and inno- 
vations that will build on recent successes and help the Department to accomplish its long-term goals. 

During 1999 these efforts yielded important results, as the Department implemented a new program 
of mandatory drug testing, brokered a novel agreement among local media outlets on critical incident 
coverage and also commenced its latest round of community involvement in its 1999 Strategic 
Planning process. 

Building on similar efforts in 1995 and 1997, the Office of Research and Evaluation conducted an 
extensive Public Safety Survey to gauge how residents and business owners in each of Boston's neigh- 
borhoods feel about the areas they live and work in and how public safety services and other related 
issues affect their daily lives. The initial results have been very encouraging, as over half of the 
respondents polled rated their quality of life in Boston as high. 

Other innovations are also helping Department personnel to promote increased 
awareness of its award-winning programs, to refiiie the extensive crime 
data and mapping information it provides to district command staffs 
and to increase the effectiveness of crime prevention strategies 
throughout Boston, including: 

• BPD personnel were honored to receive the Bell Atlantic 
"Managing for Safer Neighborhoods Award" from the Boston 
Management Consortium's City Excellence Award program for 
their Crime Analysis Meetings; 

• Boston was selected by the National Crime Prevention 
Council as one of the six leading American cities 
with the largest crime reduction over the past ten 

• The International Centre for the Prevention of 
Crime noted the efficacy of Boston's comprehen- 
sive focus on innovative youth violence preven- 
tion programs in its "100 Promising Crime 
Prevention Programs from Across the World", 
1999 edition; 

• The Office of Strategic Planning and Resource 
Development coordinated the distribution of 
$600,000 in violence prevention grant money to nearly 
40 community partner groups; and 

• OPC staff hosted over 100 groups from all over 
the world for tours of the cutting-edge 
forensics and communications facilities 
housed in its One Schroeder Plaza 

Bringing Diverse Communities Together 

Based in the Office of the Police Commissioner, the Community Disorders Unit (CDU) is responsi- 
ble for coordinating the Department's identification, classification and investigation of reported hate 
or bias-motivated criminal incidents throughout the City. The CDU also coordinates the 
Department's response to possible civil rights violations and develops community-based strategies to 
prevent future acts of violence and harassment. During 1999, the CDU investigated 433 cases, 
including 2 1 2 that were deemed to be hate or bias-motivated incidents. 

To target these cases, the CDU analyzes patterns of hate and bias-motivated conflicts in Boston's 
neighborhoods, and meets with a variety of neighborhood groups and leaders to discuss public safety 
issues. An essential part of these activities is also CDU's ongoing liaison with other government 
agencies such as: the U.S. Attorney's Office, Attorney General's Office, District Attorney's Office, 
U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boston Housing 
Authority, Fenway Community Health Violence Recovery Program, Anti-Defamation League and 
various other victim advocacy agencies. 

Many of these partners have been involved in the development of new educational programs 
designed to reduce prejudice among elementary and secondary school students including "Civil 
Rights: Respect Them, Protect Them" and "Civil Rights: Civil Wrongs". These programs were 
conducted at eleven different locations during the 1999 calendar year and were attended by 
1,021 teachers and students. 

Similarly, the CDU used $50,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development to fund proactive investigations of potential civil rights-related crimes on Boston 
Housing Authority property. This community outreach project, named Operation Safe Home, was 

the first time that HUD provided grant funding 
to any police department to combat 
hate crimes. Some of its initial 
results include: 

• Reducing the level of violent 
crime activities occurring within 
public and assisted housing; 

• Reducing civil rights violations 
occurring within public and 
assisted housing; and 

• Proactive efforts aimed at 
enhancing the quality of life 
within public and assisted 



Walk As One" Event Celebrates Diversity 

As part of its ongoing partnership with the National Conference for Community and 
Justice, the Boston Police Department proudly co-hosted Boston's first annual "Walk As 
One" anti-hate event on a sunny weekend afternoon last November. The event, co-spon- 
sored by the Boston Herald, Bell Atlantic and numerous other local business partners, gath- 
ered over 1,500 participants to Roxbury Community College's Reggie Lewis Athletic Center 
for music, prayer and information sharing both before and after a scenic 6.5 mile walk 
through the streets of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. 

Together these walkers — of all shapes, sizes, and colors — joined together to enjoy a day of 
fun, festivity and exercise which helped the NCCJ to raise over $95,000. This tremendous 
fund-raising total also helped Boston's "Walk As One" event to outpace a dozen similar f 
events across the country in its inaugural year. The funding will help NCCJ workers fulfill 
their mission throughout the year of developing and funding youth programs which create 
cross-cultural bonds between young people of all backgrounds in neighborhoods throughout 
Boston and across the country. 

"...Continuing efforts to 
promote understanding and 
respect, and to strengthen 
relationships across different 
groups will be critical to our 
success in stemming hate 
and violence, especially 
among our youth." 

- Susan Musinsky, Executive 
Director, National Conference 
for Community and Justice- 
Boston, Boston Globe, 




The National Conference 
for Community and Justi 

Bureau of 


Bureau of Investigative Services 

One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617)343-4497 
Facsimile: (617)3434727 

Bureau Chief: Superintendent Donald Devine 

The Bureau of Investigative Services includes: 
Drug Control Division 
Forensic Technology Division 
Homicide Unit 

Investigative Planning Division 
Major Investigations Division 
Sexual Assault Unit 

During 1999, the Bureau of Investigative Services continued to expand and improve on its con- 
siderable abilities in gathering, processing and documenting evidence and identifying suspects. 
As BIS detectives, forensics, ID and other specialized personnel implement new technologies, 
they're also developing new techniques and abilities to investigate, prosecute, and ultimately 
to bring closure to many cases which had previously gone unsolved. 

To do this, they ha\e helped to develop a variety of comprehensive new training pro- 
grams. This ongoing training helps to keep BIS personnel up-to-date on the use of the 
latest technologies and investigative innovations, from DNA testing to fingerprint 
examination and courtroom testimony procedures. At the same time, more tradi- 
tional investigative methods are still proving to be extremely effec- 
tive. Often it is BIS's persistence in gathering, sharing and 
using detailed and timely information about suspects 
that results in their ability to track down and 
eliminate drug, gang and other types 
of organized criminal activity. 

Interaction with the community they serve is also an essential part of BIS's investigative activities, 
especially among the personnel in the Sexual Assault Unit. Because of the sensitive nature of their 
work, they are housed in a non-police facility and spend much of their time interacting with medical 
staff and other community and law enforcement partners. This is particularly true of programs like 
"STOP Violence Against Women" and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE program, which 
rely heavily on the Unit's strong relationships with the Suffolk County DA's Office, the Department 
of Public Health, the BPD Domestic Violence Unit and many others. 

The results of working together in this type of flexible, highly-trained, team environment are striking. 
For example, in 1999, BIS personnel were able to: 

• Use Crime Stoppers' tips to solve 15 cases, including 5 homicides; 

• Process nearly 30,000 records checks for over 24,000 arrestees; 

• Collect, process, document, and secure forensic evidence for 536 cases; 

• Begin developing a new Internet Crimes Investigative Unit to combat sexual assaults 
computer technology; 

• Execute 2,846 drug arrests, 147 drug-related search warrants, and clear an additional 
arrest warrants; 

• Process information for 934 entries into the Sex Offender Registry; 

• Use ballistic imaging technology to track firearms involved in 778 cases; and 

• Conduct the Department's successful transition from 9mm to .40 mm weapons. 


"Reflecting a continuing national trend, violent crime is down 
once again in Boston, with nearly a third fewer murders so far in 
1999 than the city had experienced by this time last year." 

- Boston Herald, 9/23/99 

"...Beyond solving crimes, we're letting the 
neighborhoods know we haven't forgotten 
about them and sending a message to the kids 
that we won't accept this level of violence..." 

- Lt. Paul Farrahar, Commander, Homicide Unit, 
USA TODAY, 2/3/99 


Using Partnerships to Solve Crimes 

The following story provides another good example of the diligence and resourcefulness 
employed hy BIS personnel on a regular basis. In the late fall of 1999, the Homicide Unit 
received information from District B-3 detectives regarding a possible grave site near 
Harvard and Morton Streets, where a young girl was allegedly buried. After viewing the site 
they formed an investigative plan that would require close coordination and cooperation 
among several different outside agencies as well as multiple units within the Department. 

By early the next morning the plan was in place. The scene was secured, a mobile com- 
mand post established and a state police helicopter was made available to provide aerial 
photos. Items of potential evidentiary value (excluding the grave site) were collected and 
photographed, and the grave site itself was processed under the direction of Dr. Ann Marie 
Myers, a forensic anthropologist from the state Medical Examiner's Office. Working to 
process the site as the weather quickly turned to more winter-like conditions, investigators 
methodically combed the scene, while also carefully documenting their efforts with a com- 
pr«ihensive series of photographs and videotapes. 

After the body was removed, an intensive investigation continued away from the scene. 
Within two days, two male suspects were arrested. They were quickly charged with the 
murders of a fourteen year old and her unborn child, further illustrating the professionalism 
and organizational skills of all the investigative personnel responsible for planning, directing 
and executing this difficult case. 

Bureau of 


Bureau of Professional Development 

85 Williams Avenue 

Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136-3545 

Telephone: (617) 343-4955 
Facsimile: (617) 343-9694 

Bureau Chief: Superintendent Ann Marie Doherty 

The Bureau of Professional Development includes: 

• Training & Education Division 

• Regional Roundtables on Ethics & Integrity 

• Regional Community Policing Institute for 
New England (RCPI/NE) 

As always, 1999 was a busy year for the staff of Boston's Police Academy. They not only provided 
months of rigorous training for new recruits, but also acted as instructors for the Department's 
increasingly diverse cadet program and its numerous Citizens Police Academies. In addition to these 
activities, the Academy also hosted annual in-service and firearms re -certification training for the 
Department's sworn personnel. 

As part of in-service training, over 300 detectives and detective supervisors completed a comprehen- 
sive new training component designed specifically for investigators by a unique team of BPD person- 
nel and representatives from other law enforcement partners. This innovative training seminar 
included 2 case studies, the "Zachariah Johnson Homicide" and "Operation 'Easy Money"; each 
presented by a team of veteran investigators, a senior Criminalist, and a representative from the 


Medical Examiner's Office. The training also included special presentations on DNA, identification 
technology, computer technology - (E-Mail / Intranet / Internet), and the Department's new Incident 
Tracking System. A special focus of the program was the inclusion of guest speakers such as Judges 
Mark Cantowit:, Kathleen Coffey and William May, as well as Defense Counsel Willie Davis and 
Richard Egbert. Here the goal was, again, to demonstrate that effectively "making the case" starts 
from the time an incident occurs, by emphasizing that a variety of factors which may influence the 
outcome of cases. 

Members of the Academy staff also participated in a School Safety Task Force and created a training 
program to support contingency plans for potential public safety emergencies within the schools of the 
City of Boston. Specifically, the training which was developed was designed to prevent or contain 
Columbine-style school assaults and other types of critical incidents. This training was delivered to 
all uniformed superior officers as part of their in-service, along with various command personnel. 
Additionally, this training was provided to school administrators and principals of the Boston Public 

In addition to these activities, the Bureau of Professional Development has broadened the 
Department's "Regional Roundtables on Police Ethics and Integrity" (RRT) and continues to use 
these New England-wide forums to promote ongoing dialogue within law enforcement and with the 
community regarding issues of police ethics and integrity. 

During the original Regional Roundtables, police chiefs identified an interest in continuing to meet as 
a group to discuss these issues. To accomplish this. Police Commissioner Evans invited approximately 
twenty-five regional chiefs to form the Police Executive Development Roundtable (PEDR). PEDR 
recognizes that as the chief executives of their police departments, one of the chiefs' most important 
responsibilities is to lead their officers towards the highest professional standards and to foster a police 
culture which promotes and rewards ethical behavior. To accomplish this, PEDR members acknowl- 
edge that chiefs need to be willing to challenge their current thinking on this subject and to take the 
bold step of truly wrestling with the complexities of managing needed changes. 

The first issue considered by PEDR was the question of the use of police "racial profiling" techniques 
and what it means for the profession. These discussions led to training initiatives and the creation of 
a technology subcommittee to assess how police departments can use technology to ensure that these 
practices are not engaged in. Additionally, PEDR met with citizen opinion leaders and legislators to 
discuss how to address these concerns. During July, PEDR hosted a luncheon with Deputy Attorney 
General Eric Holder as the guest speaker on this topic of "racial profiling." At this time the PEDR 
chiefs issued a signed resolution explicitly condemning such practices. 

A third component of the Bureau of Professional Development is the Regional Community Policing 
Institute for New England (RCPI/NE) . This is a federally funded collaboration of: the Department of 
Justice (DOJ) , the Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS) , the Boston Police 
Department, the Lowell Police Department, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, the 
Criminal Justice Training Council, the Massachusetts Association of Chiefs of Police, the Municipal 
Police Institute, Inc., Northeastern University - Center for Criminal Justice Police Research, the 
Boston Management Consortium, the New England Community-Police Partnership and the Boston 
Coalition Against Drugs and Violence. 

By the terms of the Cooperative Agreement with COPS/DOJ, the RCPI-NE is mandated to design, 
develop and deliver innovative training in Community Oriented Policing throughout New England. 
Its specialty area is ethics and integrity. Its goal is to model a new strategy of professional education 
that includes all stakeholders and emphasizes new areas of knowledge, skills and techniques required 
to successfully practice, manage and serve as partners in the delivery of community policing using the 
highest standards of ethics and integrity. RCPI-NE has provided training in all six New England 
states for more than 90 departments and agencies, including teams fi-om the Boston Police Department. 

Bureau of 




Bureau of Administrative Services 

One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617)343-4577 
Facsimile: (617) 343-4480 

Bureau Chief: William J. Good, III 

The Bureau of Administrative Services includes: 
Central Supply Division 
Evidence Management Division 
Facilities Management Division 
Finance Division 
Fleet Management Division 
Human Resources Division 
Information Technology Division 
Licensing Division 

The Bureau of Administrative Services [BAS] manages the business and support functions of the 
Department. The mission of the Department is Neighborhood Policing; its return on its investment is 
a sense of community safety; and its most recognizable "asset" is the uniformed officer in a marked 
patrol car. Still, the Department has the same organizational and human resource responsibilities as 
any private sector business with a budget of $200 million and over 3,000 employees. BAS employs 
civilian and sworn personnel with knowledge and expertise in areas as diverse as automotive repair, 
accounting, engineering and software design in order to ensure that the Bureaus responsible for deliv- 
ery of front line services are not hampered by resource or systems problems. In the past year, three of 
the Bureau's divisions undertook major initiatives aimed at improving the overall performance of the 

The most recent collective bargaining agreements signed by the City included performance reviews 
for all civilian employees. They were also among the provisions of contracts for sworn personnel. 
During the past year the Human Resources Division took the lead in training mid-level and senior 
managers, both sworn and civilian, in implementing the performance review for civilian employees. 

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Over 100 supervisors were trained and the first cycle of the process is nearing completion in the 
spring of 2000. At the same time, with the assistance of the Boston Management Consortium, stan- 
dards were developed through collective bargaining for sworn personnel. Training will begin in 2000 
for the implementation of this round table review system. 

The key to effective investigation is information. Over the past year, the Information Technology 
Division introduced two major initiatives in this area. The first was an Incident Tracking System, 
which permitted the entry of incident information into a database accessible by investigators across 
the Department. This move beyond paper files meant that information could be retrieved 
Department-wide and cases reviewed and analyzed for common factors by investigators throughout 
the City. This initiative was furthered by an enhanced crime mapping system which permits near 
"real time" viewing of incidents in a district and allows for pattern recognition and preventive patrol 
strategies to be introduced much more quickly and effectively. 

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D'4 Groundbreaking Ceremony 

On Saturday, December 13, 1999, Maycir Thomas Menino and Police 
Commissioner Paul Evans participated in a Groundbreaking Ceremony 
for the new District D-4 Neighborhood Police Station that will be built at 
644 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. "By working together with 
us, you're helping us to plan the future of 
how public safety services will be provided 
in the Back Bay and South End neighbor- 
hoods," noted D-4's Captain Charles 
Cellucci. "When it's completed, this new 
facility will be an exciting legacy of this 
process that we can all point to with 
pride." Construction for the new D-4 
Neighborhood Police Station is expected 
to be completed in early 2001. 


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Architect's rendering of the new D-4 Neighborhood PoUce Station. 

Fleet Management: Going the Extra Mile 


The Fleet Management Division has established a reputation for effectiveness in upgrading equip- 
ment and in the maintenance and repair of the Department's fleet. In 1999, Fleet personnel extend- 
ed their efforts by becoming one of the first public fleet operations in the country certified by Ford 
Motor Company to handle warranty covered vehicle repairs. By performing this factory authorized 
work in-house, they have already earned the Department $108,000 in reimbursable warranty dollars. 
A number of capital improvements were also made, including the introduction of a new fueling sys- 
tem, which will allow for improved tracking of use and maintenance and the installation of new emis- 
sions monitoring equipment to comply with toughened state vehicle inspections standards. 

At the same time. Fleet personnel engaged in their own neighborhood policing activities, via a men- ■■ 
toring program with students at Madison Park High School. In this program, the young people are 
paired with BPD Auto Technicians in an effort to provide them with hands-on automotive repair 
experience and to give them a feel for the possibilities of a career in this field. 


Bureau of 


Bureau of Internal Investigations 

One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4526 
Facsimile: (617)343-5129 

Bureau Chief: Superintendent James M. Hussey 

The Bureau of Internal Investigations includes: 

• Internal Affairs Division • Anti-Corruption Division 

• Auditing & Review Division • Recruit Investigation Unit 

In 1999, the Bureau of Internal Investigations participated in the Department's Strategic Planning Process 
which left it well prepared for the new millennium. Each of the Bureau's Divisions and Units were repre- 
sented, along with numerous partners including: 

• Police Patrolman's Association • Detective's Benevolent Society • Superior Officer's Federation 

• Suftolk County District Attorney • Attorney General's Office • U.S. Attorney's Office 

• Federal Bureau of Investigation • Community Appeals Board • Police Practices Coalition 

• American Civil Liberties Union i 

This unique collaboration identified the need to upgrade computer information systems and to maintain or 
improve lines of communication within the Department and among the community we serve. 

During 1999, the Internal Affairs Division (IAD) implemented an Educational Outreach Campaign within 
every police district. Presentations included a detailed explanation of how IAD operates and the impor- 
tance of citizen participation in the investigation process. Similarly, a detailed explanation of the role and 
procedures of the Community Appeals Board was also presented, along with copies of an informational 
brochure explaining IAD's commendation/complaint process. During the coming year, this outreach pro- 
gram will be continued and expanded by making similar presentations to additional civic and community 
action groups. 

The statistical data presented in this report shows a significant increase in the number of LAD complaints 
for 1999 when compared to similar data from 1998. There are several reasons for this increase: 

• All discipline, except District level verbal reprimands and/or counseling, is now recorded and 
included in our annual statistics. 

• The implementation of an Aiinual Drug Testing Program for the majority of the Department's sworn 
personnel accounted for one third of the increase. 

• Outreach, training and educational efforts have increased the public's confidence in the Department's 
ability to police itself 

Even with the increased number of complaints our efforts have generated, we continue to meet our goals 
and have completed 90% of 1999 IAD case investigations within 90 days. 

In 1999, the Auditing & Review Division conducted an extensive review of all search warrants and confi- 
dential information files which confirmed compliance with Department Rules & Procedures. 




I Officers with no complaints - 1965 

[Officers with one complaint - 239 

I Officers with two or more complaints - 42 


Dispositions of Individual Allegations 
Against Sworn BPD Officers - 1999 










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10% 11% H 

218 122 55 58 30 


Sustained Not Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Filed 


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

Upon completion of an investigation of a complaint against an officer, the IAD. investigator com- 
piles a report and submits it with his/her recommendation to the IAD. Team Leader. After review, 
the reports are forwarded through the chain-of- command to the Chief of the Bureau of Internal 
Investigations (B.I.I.) . After the Chief of B.I.I, reviews and accepts the reports, the completed 
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 allegations within one case, with varied dispositions. The hierarchy for how 
a decision or finding 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. 



Investigation failed to prove or disprove the allegations. 

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

Investigation reveals action complained of did not occur. 

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. 

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


Firearms Discharge 1995 - 1999 


1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 

IB Total Incidents 








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Fatal Incidents 

Accidental Incidents 






NOTE: The term "service baton" also encompasses the use of other impact weapons used under exigent 
circumstances in place of a service baton, i.e., flsishiight, sap, et cetera. 



Part One Crimes include: 

• Homicide 
• Rape and Attempted Rape 

• Robbery and Attempted Robbery 
• Aggravated Assault 

• Burglary and Attempted Burglary 
• Larceny and Attempted Larceny 

• Vehicle Theft and Attempted Vehicle Theft 

10 Year Trend in Violent Crime 
within the City of Boston 




























































• Violent Crime in Boston fell for a record 9th consecutive year 

• Since 1990, Serious (Index) crime has dropped 48% 

• Serious crime remains at a level the City had not seen in three decades 

These figures are tabulated according to the national reporting criteria established by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigations' Uniform Crime Reporting Program. 

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Boston Outpaces National Trends 

10 Year Trend in Overall Crime 
within the City of Boston 











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'F "Bost 


Boston's new 
approach to law 
enforcement has 
involved collaboration 
between the police and 

departments, a focus 
on getting guns off the 
streets, and most 
important, a close part- 
nership with communi' 
ty leaders..." and 
"...shows that this 
cooperation between 
police and community 
leaders can advance 
the shared goal of 
crime reduction." 

- The New York Times, 


(public safety survey 


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Measuring the Effectiveness of Neighborhood Policing 

With the implementation of Neighborhood Policing in Boston came the need for an improved capaci- 
ty to identify problems and evaluate services. The Department, having shifted from reactive to proac- 
tive policing, could no longer rely exclusively on reported crime to assess its effectiveness. Rather, the 
Department needed a tool to include citizens' perspectives in its day-to-day policy decisions. To that 
end, the Boston Police Department conducted its first bi-annual public safety survey in 1995. 

During 1999, over 
2,000 randomly select- 
ed Boston residents 
participated in the 
Boston Public Safety 
Survey. These resi- 
dents responded to 70 
questions related to 
neighborhood con- 
cerns, quality of life, 
fear of crime and police 
services. Some of the 
highlights from this 
survey include: 

The Percentage of Boston Residents 
Who Feel Safe In Their Neighborhood 

L 100% 


^" 80% 
1 60% 






1 1 


1974 1995 1997 1999 

Over half of Boston residents rate their quality of life as "high." 

Three-quarters (76%) of Boston residents are willing to volunteer their time to work on public 

safety issues in their neighborhood. 

During 1999, education replaced crime as the top concern of Boston residents. As a category, 

"crime" fell to the fifth concern of residents and now follows "nothing", "traffic," and "housing" 


On a scale of one-to-ten (with one meaning "not at all satisfied" and ten meaning 

"very satisfied"), Bostonians rated police services as an "eight." 

Bostonians noted "car breaks" as the most serious crime-related problem in their neighborhoods. 

Since 1995, fear of crime has dropped fifty-one percent (51%), with nearly eight out of ten 

residents reporting that they feel safe walking alone in their neighborhood at night. 


Bureau of 


Bureau of Field Services 

One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4300 
Facsimile: (617) 343-5400 

Bureau Chief: Superintendent James M. Claiborne 

The Bureau of Field Services includes: 

• District Commands: 

Area A / Districts 1 & 7 
Area B / Districts 2 & 3 
Area C / Districts 6 & 1 1 
Area D / Districts 4 & 14 
Area E / Districts 5, 13, & 18 

• Operations Division 

• Special Operations Division 

• Special Police Division 

• Support Services Division 

The Bureau of Field Services (BFS) encompasses the patrol staff at each of 
the eleven full-service Neighborhood Police Stations, as well as a vari- 
ety of specialized units. As the largest of the Department's five 
0li J bureaus, it is primarily tasked with the delivery of efficient, 
^' effective police services to citizens throughout Boston. 

" So what's Boston's secret? 
'Basically (Boston) has done it 
with the community,' says 
Northeastern University crimi- 
nologist James Alan Fox, 'and 
not to the community.", 4/28/99 

BFS personnel are also actively engaged in creating and cultivating numerous community partner- 
ships throughout the City. These include the work of the award-winning Neighborhood Crime 
Watch program, as well as increased coordination with a variety oi federal, state and local govern- 
ment agencies. BFS personnel conduct innovative outreach programs with schools, local clergy, busi- 
nesses and other community-based organizations and can be seen implementing practical neighbor 
hood policing strategies on their beats each day. }|| 

To do this, they work closely with eclectic groups of 
community partners to develop shared problem- solving 
skills. As they get to know each other, officers and citi- 
zens are increasingly able to better identify and articulate 
their common goals and to work together to meet the 
diverse and changing needs of each neighborhood. 

These goals may involve new ways to focus traditional 
enforcement and crime prevention measures. However, 
they also often include specific "quality of life" issues that 
are mutually identified as important. Issues such as noise 
reduction, underage drinking, traffic enforcement or 
drug awareness and education are frequently cited as 
community priorities. Working together, we are con- 
tinuing to devise strategies to address these issues and 
build a safer community. 

Joston was selected by the 
National Crime Prevention 
Council as one of the six leading 
American cities with the largest 
crime reduction over the past ten 

- International Centre for the 
Prevention of Crime's "100 
Promising Crime Prevention 
Programs from Across the World, 
1999 edition 


" President Clinton has 
called on 'communities around 
the country (to) follow the 
example of Boston.' And New 
York Senator Charles Schumer 
recently proclaimed: 'The 
Boston model will work in New 
York, and we should move 
quickly to adopt it here.', 4/28/99 





Continuing the Strategic Planning Process 

In early November of 1999, nearly 500 community leaders from neighborhoods across Boston gath- 
ered to celebrate the first phase of "Strategic Planning 1999." Composed of a broad spectrum of 
both citizens and Department personnel, this gathering capped thousands of hours of planning ses- 
sions that had been held citywide during the previous six months. This important initiative also 
built on many of the key elements from the Department's prior community mobilization and plan- 
ning process during 1995-1996. 

Some promising early results were highlighted at the event, as each of the 1 7 planning teams 
unveiled their newly customized strategic plans for the coming years. The teams represented each of 
Boston's 1 1 police districts; as well as BPD's Bureaus of Administrative Services, Investigative 
Services, Internal Investigations and Professional Development, as well as its Operations and Special 
Operations Divisions. 

Mayor Thomas Menino congratulated team participants for their willingness "to work together to 
drive down crime and fear." Commissioner Evans also praised and thanked each team and noted 
that the celebration marked "not an end, but a beginning of the tasks of implementing the goals of 
each team." 

By bringing people together in this manner, the Department's Strategic Planning 
process not only acknowledges the effectiveness of 
police and community partrierships, but 
also provides an important catalyst 
for many of the dramatic crime 
reductions that have taken place in 
our City. These partnerships will 
also continue to be one of our most 
effective tools in increasing the effec- 
tiveness of Neighborhood Policing in 
the future. As we move forward 
with the implementation of 
these plans, it is our hope 
that the strong community 
input, hard work and 
resourcefulness which 
created them will contin- 
ue, so that Boston will be 
the safest city it can be 
in the years to come. 


District A-l: Captain Ronald X. Conway 

During 1^''-)S), District A-l/A-15 personnel continued to promote the concepts of neighborhood policing 
throughout the Downtown, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and the North End by: 

• Providing after-school jobs to at-risk youths through the Victory Program, which also benefits 
elderly residents and the community as a whole through sidewalk shoveling, beautitication 
projects, information distribution, etc.; 

• Coordinating the FaxLink program to bring banking and other business partners together with 
law enforcement to combat issues of corporate crime - particularly the thett of laptop computers; 

• Maintaining open lines of communication and providing mutual assistance to over 50 
neighborhood associations and local community groups including the North End Against Drugs, 
Chinatown Public Safety Committee, and the Charlestown Task Force, under the umbrella of the 
Area A-1 Advisory Group; 

• Volunteering to host a diverse group of 30 district youths on a ski trip to facilitate future positive 
relationships between kids and cops; and 

Continuing the award-winning efforts of the Community Task Force on Homelessness, 
including a citywide awareness program. 

District A' 7: Captain Robert Cunningham 

During 1999, District A-7 personnel continued to promote the concepts of 
neighborhood policing throughout East Boston by: 

• Confiscating more than 850 bags ot heroin and thousands of dollars in 
cash as a result of multiple undercover drug arrests, with the Massachusetts 
State Police, FBI, DEA, and the US Attorney's Office, leading to the 
prosecution of numerous criminals associated with organized crime 
throughout New England; 

• Promoting increased communication and understanding between local 
youths and officers by organizing, hosting and coordinating a highly 
successful youth basketball league with over 250 participants; 

• Presenting a public "Report to the Community" attended by over 200 
citizens, featuring remarks by Commissioner Evans and Captain 
Cunningham, as well as A-7 detectives, drug enforcement and 
community service officers; 

• Working with local arts and community groups to sponsor the innovative 
Streetwise program, which encourages young people to use artistic 
expression to explore and discuss urban violence issues, their causes and 
possible ways to prevent them; and 

• Continuing the A-7 Bicycle Safety Program to educate youngsters about 
roadway safety, distribute free helmets, and promote increased interaction 
between kids and cops. 




Commander Area B: Deputy Superintendent Bobbie Johnson 

District B'2: Captain Albert Goslin 

During 1999, District B-2 personnel continued to promote the concepts of neighborhood policing 
throughout Roxhury by: 

• Working together with numerous law enforcement, business, and non-profit partners to develop 
positive relationships with nearly 1,500 young people through a variety of educational, athletic 
and recreational programs; 

• Holding quarterly Community Forums with local residents to identify potential problems and 
plan successful community-based problem- solving strategies; 

• Initiating the B-2 Gun Safety Program for at-risk pre-schoolers to educate them about the laws 
and dangers associated with firearms, as well as the innovative Drug Education For Youth 
outreach and mentoring program; 

• Using all of the resources of the District B-2 Domestic Violence Initiative to aggressively prosecute 
every case — resulting in a decrease of over 800 cases since 1996; and 

• Helping to strengthen and renew the community's sense of safety and confidence by successfully 
arresting nine suspects who have been charged in over 40 separate robbery investigations. 


District B'3: Captain John S. Sullivan 

During 1999, District B-3 personnel continued to promote the concepts of 
neighborhood policing throughout Mattapan by: 

Hosting the B-3 Kids' Summer Program — a finalist for the Boston 
Edison "Service to Youth" City Excellence Award — for nearly 
1,000 young people; 

Actively participating in the Suffolk County District Attorney's 
"Anti Gang Violence Coalition" to coordinate summer programs, 
ongoing youth activities and crime prevention programs; 
Continuing the popular monthly B-3 Neighborhood Council 
meetings with local residents, community groups, state, municipal 
and non-profit agencies; 

Hiring college and high school students as interns to facilitate 
their interest in law enforcement as a possible career choice; and 
Working with Junior Achievement and local schools to develop 
the year-long B-3 "Adopt- A- Classroom" program. 



District CS: Captain Thomas J. Crowley 

During 1999, District C-6 personnel continued to promote the concepts ot neighborhood policing 
throughout South Boston by: 

• Using grant-funding to target several "hot spots" where youths congregate, via non- 
criminal notification letters to parents requesting their assistance in preventing future 
incidents at these locations; 

• Cultivating ongoing partnerships with schools, courts. Probation, D.S.S. and others by 
using the District's on-staff sticial worker to focus on providing services to at-risk youths; 

• Working directly with B.H.A. management, tenants, and police to identify, discuss, and 
address community concerns within the District's three public housing developments; 

• Focusing the Anti-Crime Unit's efforts on eliminating underage alcohol purchases and 
consumption through aggressive monitoring of package stores and drinking establishments; and 

• Working together with diverse community groups via regular participation in Crime 
Watch groups, the C-6 Citizens' Police Academy, the Boys and Girls Clubs, South Boston 
Against Drugs and the Police Activities League. 

District C'll: Captain Robert R Dunford 

During 1999, District C-1 1 personnel continued to promote the 
concepts of neighborhood policing throughout Dorchester by: 

Creating "Project Safeguard" to promote increased coordination 
and communication among over a dozen neighborhood-based 
crime prevention, intervention and enforcement programs; 
• Using regular Neighborhood Advisory Committee meetings to 
promote focused information and resource sharing, and 
ongoing problem- solving activities with district residents 
and community groups; 

• Executing the carefully planned "Operation Madrid", 
which resulted in national media recognition for its over 
100 arrests on outstanding warrants ranging from 
home invasion to fraud; 

• Having five of its officers recognized with Medals of 
Honor at the Department's annual Awards Ball; and 

• Continuing to work with the various community partners to 
promote the goals of coordinated law enforcement and 
neighborhood revitalization via the Safe Neighborhood 


District D'4: Captain Charles J. Cellucci ^ 

During 1999, District D-4 personnel continued to promote the concepts of neighborhood policing 
throughout the Fenway, Back Bay, South End and Lower Roxbury by: 

• Partnering with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to suspend the driver's 
licenses of numerous minors using fake ID's; 

• Increasing partnerships with local colleges and universities to encourage over 800 
local young people to attend 50 different on-campus events throughout the 
academic year; 

• Establishing "The Beat Goes On" and "Youth Police Partnerships" programs to 
bring officers and young people together in positive settings, and encourage 
them to work together to address neighborhood concerns; 

• Working closely with the Boston Housing Authority and other property 
managers in neighborhoods throughout the district to enforce the federal 
"One Strike and You're Out" law; and 

• Adding a district-based social worker to coordinate the efforts of the Youth 
Service Providers Network and the First Step Program, which targets 
first-time offenders with counseling and services. 

District D-H: Captain William B. Evans 

During 1999, District D-14 personnel continued to promote the concepts of 
neighborhood policing throughout Allston and Brighton by: 

Posting the largest reduction in Part One Crimes citywide of 14%; 

Identifying and preventing stolen car incidents via targeted mass mailings 

to potentially at-risk auto owners; 

Prosecuting over 200 underage drinking arrests via "Operation Keg"; 

Reducing quality of life complaints by 80% by working vigorously with local residents, 

civic associations, colleges and universities, the YMCA and others to address noise, 

vandalism, traffic and other related community concerns; and 

Writing nearly 15,000 motor vehicle violations to prevent injuries and possible 

fatalities from speeding in residential, business and school areas, using 

advanced radar and speed- display board equipment. 




District E'5: Captain William Parlon 

During 1999, District E-5 personnel continued to promote the concepts ot neighborhood policing 
throughout Roslindale and West Roxbury by: 

• Cultivating police, youth and business partnerships such as the GMB Motor sports program which 
provides hands on experience in the teamwork skills necessary to build gas engines for competitive drag racing; 

• Organizing trips, competitions and charitable fund raising events as an outgrowth of the martial arts 
instruction provided to over 600 students city-wide; 

• Working with the Police Activities League, local universities and the Boston Red Sox to organize youth 
events and outings such as the Red Sox Rookie T-Ball League for over 100 local young people; and 

• Hosting a flag football program for area young people which resulted in their successful competition in 
a New York City tournament. 

District E'13: Captain Robert M. Flaherty 

During 1999, District £-13 personnel continued to promote the concepts of neighborhood policing 
throughout Jamaica Plain by: 

• Creating interesting, informative and interactive content for the new £-13 District web-site and 
quarterly news magazine; 

• Continuing the success of bi-lingual monthly community meetings and the annual "State of District 
E-13 Address"; 

• Hosting nearly two-dozen Jamaica Plain 9-12 year olds for the District's Junior Police Academy, 
as well as numerous other youth oriented programs and activities; and 

• Iniriating a highly successful Health and Safety Festival special event with Emergency Medical Services 
and a variety of local community partners. 

District E-IS: Captain Frederick J. Daniels 

During 1999, District E-18 personnel continued to promote the concepts of neighborhood policing 
throughout Hyde Park, Mattapan and Readville by: 

• Deploying additional bicycle patrols, installing new traffic enforcement technology, participating in 
numerous training programs and putting the newly renovated station house to good use; 

• Using a concerted effort led by the Anti-Crime Unit to significantly lower the number of larcenies; 

• Working with READ Boston and various neighborhood 
associations to develop positive relationships with 
local young people, starting in their elementary schools; and 
Continuing to create and develop community 
partnerships through a Teen Police Academy, and 
events such as Bicycle Rodeos which have 

attracted as many as 300 young people. 



Emergency Operations Center 

One Schroeder Plaza 

Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 

Telephone: (617) 343-4600 
Facsimile: (617) 343-5004 

Commander: Captain Stephen Doris 

Emergency communications throughout the city are conducted 24'hours a day by the staff of the 
Operations Division. As the focal point for all incoming emergency calls originating anywhere in 
Boston, its nearly 200 civilian and sworn personnel routinely deal with a variety of emergency situa- 
tions requiring combinations of Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services responses. In addition to 
processing 7,000 stolen vehicle reports and information on more than 56,000 towed vehicles during 
1999, the Emergency Operations Center received 593,139 calls for public safety services. This figure 
represents a net increase over the previous year, due in large part to the over 130,000 cell phone calls 
referred to the Department via the Massachusetts State Police, and does include the additional 
200,000 business calls handled by Department operators. 

The Neighborhood Interaction Unit (NIU) of the Operations Division also provides a number of 
additional informational services to Department personnel and the general public. NIU's ability to 
receive telephoned field reports has freed up thousands of man-hours for patrol personnel, thus con- 
tributing greatly to the Department's ongoing community policing initiatives. Similarly, the 
Emergency Operations Center's state-of-the-art VESTA telephone and Computer Aided Dispatch 
systems have made it a popular destination for numerous civilian and law enforcement groups visiting 
from around the country and across the world. 


Special Operations Division 

364 Warren Street 

Roxbury, Massachusetts 02 1 1 9- 1 829 

Telephone: (617) 343-5646 
Facsimile: (617) 343-5363 

Commander: Deputy Superintendent Laurence J. Robicheau 

The Special Operations Division includes: 

• Tactical Support Group: 

Mobile Operations Patrol Unit 
Entry and Apprehension Team 
Canine Unit 
Mounted Unit 

• Environmental Support Group: 

Hazardous Materials Response Unit 
Explosive Ordnance Unit 
Harbor Patrol Unit 

• Youth Violence Strike Force 

• Youth Service Officer Unit 

The Special Operations Division (SOD) is a very diverse, but highly 
trained group of specialized units operating throughout the City. The 
unusual and sometimes dangerous nature of their work requires SOD per- 
sonnel to become experts in their fields, thus providing the Department 
with an important depth of knowledge in areas as far ranging as 
horsemanship to high explosives. 

SOD personnel also provide highly visible and highly popu- 
lar community policing services to the public. In these 
key roles, they often act as ambassadors for the entire 
City of Boston, as they escort parades and dignitaries. 


patrol popular tourist and shopping areas and encourage traffic safety on both land and sea. By com- 
bining these unique roles with their ongoing community interaction and program development activi- 
ties, SOD personnel have created many of the Department's award-winning neighborhood policing 
efforts. These include Operation Cease Fire, the Junior Police Academy, the Winthrop School 
Initiative, the Bomb Threat Awareness Program and many others. 

Another good example of this kind of teamwork was the recognition received by the Youth Violence 
Strike Force and its many community and law enforcement partners during 1999. Together they 
jointly received the prestigious Webber Seavey Award from the International Association of Chiefs of 
Police for their ongoing efforts to prevent youth violence. While these important crime prevention 
measures are part of their everyday jobs, some officers have taken the program one step further. By 
making home visits to at-risk families along with concerned members of the clergy on their own time, 
they are further illustrating their commitment to the community they serve. 

Similarly, when Explosive Ordnance Unit personnel are not teaching local businesses and school chil- 
dren about the dangers of explosive devices, they may be remembering one of their own through vol- 
unteer work for the Jeremiah Hurley Scholarship program. At the same time, the Harbor Patrol con- 
tinues to use its vessels to patrol Boston's increasingly active waterfront and harbor, while also acting 
as hosts for diverse groups of students, senior citizens and many others seeking to learn more about 
the economics, ecology and scenery of Boston's historic waterways. The department is also proud of 
SOD's Mounted Unit - the oldest in the nation - as well as its Canine Unit, which is certified by the 
Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council as a statewide training center. 

The Youth Violence Strike 
Force has been working on this 
problem for many years and I 
think the results speak for 

- Department spokesperson 
PO. Cliff Connolly on the 
Department's receipt of the 
Webber Seavey Award, 
in the Boston Herald, 
December 20, J 999. 

BPD's Youth Programs A Hit with Local Young People 


Boston's popular youth programs continue to play a vital and important role in both crime prevention 
and in helping our young people make positive choices in their lives. Whether coordinated in part- 
nership with the Police Activities League, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Boston, the YMCA, 
local churches or a variety of other groups and conimunity-based organizations, they provide local 
young people with a broad range of athletic, arts, cultural, educational and recreational activities to 
explore. ▼ 

These activities not only enrich young lives, but also encourage them to get to know each other, their 
adult mentors and their communities in safe, fun and structured settings. For example, Police 
Commissioner Paul Evans, Mayor Menino and Mrs. Tipper Gore joined several hundred local youths, 
student athletes and coaches at an all-day Spring Spcirts Festival held at UMass-Boston. Attended by 
over 500 youngsters, the Festival celebrated the culmination of 1999's Youth and Student- Athlete 
Collaborative Program and featured instruction fi-om varsity student-athletes and coaches from 
Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University and UMass-Boston 
in a variety of sports skills seminars, demonstrations and drills. 

By interacting with the student-athletes, coaches and the Department's Youth Service Officers, this 
program not only encourages local young people to get to know some of their athletic heroes, but also 
helps them to develop self confidence and positive role models as they approach young-adulthood. 


Special Police Division 

1 70 Hancock Street 

Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125-2196 

Telephone: (617) 6354890 
Facsimile: (617) 343-4863 

Commander: Deputy Superintendent Phillip M. Vitti 

The Special Police Division includes: 

• Boston Housing Authority Police 

• Boston Municipal Police 

Together the Boston Housing Authority Police and the Boston Municipal Police provide police 
services to the City's twenty- seven family housing developments, as well as all City- owned schools, 
parks, health centers and other properties throughout Boston. 

The Special Police Division accomplishes this challenging mandate by cultivating productive partner- 
ships throughout the community. These include cooperative efforts with Boston Housing Authority 
residents, Crime Watch groups, property managers and local government, as well as social services 
providers and youth workers. Together they create holistic crime prevention measures designed to 
fight crime and reduce fear. 

Structured teams of neighborhood beat officers, development managers and youth workers regularly 
come together to devise crime-fighting strategies and plan joint problem- solving efforts. They also 
meet regularly with tenant task forces to maintain open lines of communication and define priorities. 
By identifying their common concerns, they not only help to fight crime, but also help residents to 
coordinate recreational and enrichment activities for the developments' young people. 

The results from these efforts are encouraging. For example, during 1999, incidents of breaking and 

entering in public buildings were reduced by 62%, largely as a result of 

upgrades to the intrusion alarm systems and directed patrols. 

Municipal Police also installed 16 new alarm systems, 

upgraded them in an additional 19 public buildings 

and are also assisting in the design of new 

security systems for 30 schools 

that are being built or 



Webber Seavey Award Presented to BPD and Partners 

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (lACP) and Motorola presented the Boston Police 
Department with the prestigious "Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement" at a cere- 
mony held at One Schroeder Plaza. 

The award honors the Department for the success of "Operation Cease Fire", which, in recent years, 
has helped to reduce the number of homicides among Boston's youth by confronting and communi- 
cating with gangs. The award recognizes the Department's Youth Violence Strike Force as well as its 
many law enforcement, non-profit and community partners and was selected from over 200 interna- 
tional nominations. 

"Receiving the Webber Seavey Award is a great honor for the entire City of Boston. I think it really demon- 
strates hoiv successful we can be when we come together to find new ways to reduce youth violence through 
initiatives like "Operation Cease Fire", and take the steps necessary as a community to make our neighbor- 
hoods as safe as they can be." 

- Mayor Thomas M. Menino 

"I'm very proud of the people who've worked so hard to make 'Operation Cease Fire' the success it lias 
beccmie. Working together with our community partners, our officers have sent a very clear message that 
seems to be getting through to the young people who need to hear it the most — and the bottom line is that it's 
saving lives." 

- Police Commissioner Paul F. Evans 

"The 1 999 Webber Seavey Award winners are the Boston, Massachusetts Police Department for its program 
which dramatically reduced youth homicide. ..." 

- Police Chief Magazine 


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 Ceremony 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. Usually awarded to only one officer a year, it 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. 

Police Officer Edmund J. Rautenberg, Jr. 
Police Officer William 1. Griffiths 

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 a 
medal, to be presented by him to the police officer who, in his judgement, distinguished himself 
for valorous conduct in some situation during the previous year. Ordinarily, it is awarded to only 
one officer a year; however, upon recommendation of the Department Awards Board, more than 
one medal may be awarded. This should be the case only when the medal is hemg 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 tor the award. 

Police Officer Anthony Francis 




Department Medal of Honor 

Police Officer Edmund ]. Rautenherj;,, ]r 

Department Medal of Honor 

Police Officer Edward J. Fleming 

Department Medal of Honor 

Police Officer Brendan A. McCarthy 

Department Medal of Honor 

Sergeant Detective Daniel P. Linskey 

Department Medal of Honor 

Police Officer Richard L. Medina 

Department Medal of Honor 

Pf)/;cc Officer Robert A. Ward 

Department Medal of Honor 

Sergeant Joseph E McNulty 

Department Medal of Honor 

Police Officer Donald B. Powell 

Department Medal of Honor 

Police Officer Sean E Deery 

Department Medal of Honor 

Scri^eant William J. Feeney 

Police Officer Edward L. Gately, III 

Established by an act of the City Council on February 7, 1898 the 
Medal of Honor is yiven once a year at the Annual Awards 
Presentation Cerenniny 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 ot Honor is 
also awarded in meinory of a select number of officers who have 
been slain in the line of duty. 

. Police Officer William I. Griffiths Police Officer Anthony H. Erancis 

in Memory of Detective Roy J. Sergei 

in Memory of Detective Thomas J. Gill 

in Memory of Detective Sherman C. Griffiths 

Police Officer Kenneth L. Heams Police Officer Paid T. Quinn 

in Memory of Police Officer Louis J. Metaxas 

Police Officer Charles L. Byrne Police Officer Wilson Qiules 

in Memory of Detective John J. Mulligan 

Police Officer lido D. Gnncalves 

in Memory of Police Officer Thomas E Rose 

Police Officer Christopher Hamilton Police Officer Ebenezer S. Sealy, Jr 

in Memory of Police Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley, Jr. 

in Memory of Police Officer Berisford Wayne Anderson 

in Memory of Sergeant Richard F. Halloran 

Police Officer Andrew ]. Eay Police Officer Michael C. Copppinger 

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 serv- 
ice. 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 Detective Daniel ]. Dowircy 


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 form of superior nierit in any form of 
police duties. 




Detective Albert F. Charbonnier, Jr. 
Detective Robert M. Zingg 

Detective Robert J. Kenney 
Detective Frederick M. Waggett 

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

Police Officer Robert F Allen 

Police Officer Kevin M. Cavanaugh 

Police Officer William Kelley 

Police Officer Rosemary B. McLaughlin 

Police Officer Kenneth S. Turner 


Detective Jeremiah Benton 
Police Officer Richard F. Ford 
Civilian CEO Gary E. McGillivray 
Police Officer Timothy P Stanton 
Police Officer Arthur P. Wliitkens 

Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Award 

Each year the Municipal Research Bureau (MRB) honors City of Boston employees who have 
made outstanding contributions to public service. Named after former MRB Chairman Henry 
Lee Shattuck, the awards recognize their recipients for their demonstrations of: unusual com- 
petence, exceptional inititive, leadership ability, helpful attitudes and prudent management. 

Police Officer Daniel Long 

Theodore Roosevelt Association Award - Boston 

Congress incorporated the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) in 1920 to promote the 
ideals of perseverance and professionalism as exemplified by the 26th President of the United 
States, Theodore Roosevelt. After founding its Police Award in New York City in 1983, TRA 
has since expanded the program to include Boston. Each recipient of the award must evidence 
two criteria: 

• Overcoming a significant physical, emotional and/or psychological handicap or injury; and 

• Continuing to render outstanding service to the Department after such an incident. 

Sergeant Robert P Guiney 



BPD Retirees Continue to Play Active Roles 


As each year passes, growing numbers of BPD retirees are playing increasingly active 
roles in our community and others across the country. By using their years of law 
enforcement expertise in second careers, teaching opportunities and a variety of other 
community service endeavors, they continue to embody the finest ideals of 
Neighborhood Policing. In 1999, the following BPD personnel retired, with many of 
them joining the ranks of the newly formed Retired Boston Police Officers Association: 


Police Office James M. Ahern , , 
iDetective Kenneth Beers 
k Police Officer Robert E Chenette 
Lieutenant Detective Paul Conway 
Police Officer David Corbin 
Police Officer Salvatore Corolla 
Police Officer Charles Dickerson 
Police Officer John Ennis 
Police Officer Paul Fahey 
Police Officer Laurence G. Fahey 
Police Officer Theodore Finochio 
Police Officer Thomas Flaherty 
Lieutenant Detective Robert Francis 
Detective Thomas E Galvin 
Police Officer James Hamilton 
Police Officer Ira Jones 
Police Officer Richard Long 

Sergeant Detective Leonard Marquardt 

Police Officer Leon Martin 

Detective Paul McDonough 

Police Officer Donald Murray 

Police Officer Thomas O'Brien 

Police Officer Anthony Pezzulo 

Police Officer Paul Rams 

Police Officer Joseph Raphanella 

Sergeant John Ritz 

Carol Ritz 

Police Officer John Sacco 

Detective Nicholas Saggese 

Carol Shutt 

Mildred Smith 

Police Officer Eugene Simpson 

Police Officer William Sullivan 

Police Officer Robert L. Toomey 


"Perhaps they are not stars, 

hut openings in Heaven 

Where the love of our lost ones pours through 

and shines down upon us 

To let us know they are happy" 

- Author Unknown 


Charles Manning 

February 2, 1999 

Maryann Ridlon 

February 22, 1999 

Police Officer Frances Thompson 

April?, 1999 

Police Officer Robert Vasselian 

May 20, 1999 

Detective James R. Nee 

May 24, 1999 

Lieutenant Detective Dawn Green 

September 20, J 999 

Margaret Gilbert 

October 19, 1999 

Detective Robert Kenney, Jr. 

December 21, 1999 



Executive Offices 

Office of the Police Commissioner 343-4500 

Bureau of Field Services 3434300 

Bureau of Investigative Services 343-4497 

Bureau of Administrative Services 343-4577 

Bureau ot Internal Investigations 343-4526 

Bureau of Professional Development 343-4410 

Chief 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 Unit 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 

Boston Police Headquarters \ 

One Schroeder Plaza 
Boston, Massachusetts 02120-2014 
_ Phone: (617) 343-4200 
Fax: (617) 343-4481 

Sexual Assault 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 HiR, QiarkstoiLn, Qwwiowri, 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-1 1 40 Gibson Street 343-4330 


D-4 7 Warren Avenue 343-4250 

Back Bay, South End, Femuay, Loiver Roxbury 

D-14 301 Washington Street 343-4260 

Alkton, Brighton 

E-5 1708 Centre Street 343-4560 

Roslindale, 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 635-4890 




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