How You Can Help Us?
Our greatest resource in solving homicide cases is information from witnesses, family, friends and the community. If you have any information regarding an ongoing investigation you can reach out to us in the following anonymous ways.
- Crime Stoppers Text-A-Tip Program
- Crime Stoppers Hotline: 1-800-494-TIPS
- BPD Homicide Unit: 617-343-4470
How Can We Help You?
Navigating through this unfamiliar path while suffering the loss of a loved one or as a witness to a homicide can pose significant challenges. The Victim-Witness Service component of the BPD Homicide Unit advocates for witness and loved ones of victims during the stages of grief and recovery. If you are interested in learning more about how the BPD can help you, go to the Support Services for Families & Witnesses page.
A combination of good police work, witness information, and community assistance help to solve homicide cases. Although arrests have been made the Boston Police Department continues to seek information regarding these and all homicide cases. If you are interested in looking for a specific case, go to the Solved Homicides page.
Homicide Year End Report
The purpose of these document are to provide an annual review of the Boston Police Homicide Unit’s incidents and responses. These documents will provide an overview of the Unit and its responsibilities as well the Unit’s accomplishments and activities.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit serves as the lead investigative group for homicides, suspicious deaths, fatal collisions, cases in which the victim may die as the result of a criminal act, as well as the investigation of the sudden death of infants and those apparently stillborn. The Boston Police Department is committed to providing Boston residents with professional and effective investigations.
The objective of every homicide investigation is to bring the responsible person(s) before the court and obtain a guilty verdict. Homicide investigators meticulously and thoroughly investigate all cases to ensure effective prosecution. Since a case is built on legal requirements, rules of procedure must be followed. Witness cooperation and truthfulness are paramount.
The Homicide Unit is comprised of eight squads that are assigned on a rotating schedule to investigate a homicide. One squad comprised of a sergeant detective and 2-3 detectives are assigned as the lead investigative squad for each homicide. Additional personnel are assigned to assist as needed. In addition the Homicide Unit contains the Cold Case Squad and the Fatal Collision Investigation Team. Any person with information pertaining to a homicide is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.
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