IN THE NEWS: State Department visits BPD to learn and better understand the BPD’s highly regarded approach to Community Policing

IN THE NEWS: Thanks to Boston Globe reporter Andy Rosen for today’s story highlighting the State Department’s recent visit to Boston to learn and better understand the BPD’s Community Policing model with the intention of sharing the BPD’s best practices and successes with other law enforcement agencies around the country and world. Said Sarah Sewall, the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, who spent the day talking with Commissioner Evans, members of the BPD Command Staff and community partners to better understand the BPD’s well-established approach to relationship-building, “There’s a lot to be learned in Boston. The BPD has worked very hard to create robust and lasting and transparent relations. There’s no one piece, but the undercurrent of it all is trust and relationships.” Said Commissioner Evans, “We take great pride in our community policing efforts. And, it was an honor to sit down with Under Secretary Sewall and if there’s anything the Boston Police Department can do to help improve community policing efforts around the country, we’re honored and eager to be part of the solution.”

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