Boston Police to deploy "Red Zone" teams into the most violent areas of the city

Ten of the most violent areas of the City have been identified geographically and will be the focus of “Red Zone Teams”. Boston Police, Federal Law Enforcement, community partners, faith based partners, business partners, as well as a academic partners will work together to address particular problems for each of the identified “Red Zones.”Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, and representatives from Federal Law Enforcement Agencies met this morning in Boston to address Firearm violence in the City of Boston. Specifically, “Operation Red Zone” was announced and details from the Boston Police Regional Intelligence Center identifying specific geographical city blocks that experience the most firearm violence were identified. “Earlier this week City Officials and Boston Police Officials worked with their faith based partners. Today’s meeting was another opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies in the City of Boston, “ said Police Commissioner Kathleen M. O’Toole. As the planning of Operation Red Zone continues, “our community and business partners will also become part of the collaborative effort to address firearm violence,” she added. The specific locations will not be released at this time. However, as this operation continues to evolve, updates will be released. Download file