Enjoy A Safe Marathon Monday!

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Mayor Thomas Menino Encourage Everyone to Enjoy a Safe Marathon MondayThe Boston Marathon and other Patriot’s Day festivities are an exciting time for the City of Boston. There is always an atmosphere of celebration throughout the City for residents and guests watching one of our most cherished traditions. Mayor Menino and Commissioner Davis would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly to ensure a safe and trouble free environment. The Boston Police Department will be taking steps to increase patrols along the marathon route and at local drinking establishments. Our priority will be to ensure the safety of our community. Our intent is to encourage people to celebrate responsibly while strictly adhering to all alcohol laws. Remember that public drinking will not be tolerated. We will not allow a few excessive revelers to ruin the festivities for those individuals celebrating responsibly. Taxis and public transportation offer inexpensive and smart alternatives to drinking and driving. Please take advantage of them. A designated driver is also a smart alternative. DUI enforcement will be a priority and we will have officers on duty specifically focused on this effort. Do not ruin your celebration by hurting yourself or others. It is our hope that residents and guests alike will enjoy themselves this Marathon Monday. We expect that the City will be peaceful and without incident. Have fun and be safe!