National Police Service of Ireland Stops by Boston Police Headquarters to Discuss Community Policing with Commissioner Evans

National Police Service of Ireland Stops by Boston Police Headquarters to Discuss Community Policing with Commissioner Evans: One day before St. Patrick’s Day, members of An Garda Síochána - the National Police Service of Ireland - in town to celebrate St. Patricks’ Day, stopped by Boston Police Headquarters to discuss community policing and the BPD’s approach to connecting with and building strong relationships with our city’s young people. Said Commissioner Evans: “I told our friends from Ireland that there’s no such thing as a bad kid, just good kids looking for something to do and someone to believe in them. And, with that directive in mind, we ask and encourage our officers to reach out to, engage and interact with our city’s young people all the time. Whether it’s a ticket to a Red Sox or Celtics game, a gift at Christmas time or a pick-up hoops game between kids and our officers at a local teen center, we’re always looking for ways to connect with the kids in our community. At the end of the day, if a kid’s in trouble and in need of help or services, we want that young person to see us as a friend and a resource, not a foe.”