Gregory Long

Office of the Superintendent-In-Chief

Reporting directly to the Police Commissioner, the Superintendent-in-Chief is the highest-ranking police officer in the Department.  The Superintendent-in-Chief is responsible for the development, review, evaluation, and recommendation to the Police Commissioner of policies, procedures, and programs necessary to ensure the implementation of community policing and the effective delivery of police services to the public.  The Bureaus, Offices, and Units that report directly to the Superintendent-in-Chief are: the Bureau of Field Services, the Bureau of Investigative Services, the Bureau of Administration and Technology, the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis, the Bureau of Professional Development, the Office of the Night Superintendent, the Dignitary Protection Unit, the Peer Support Unit, the Family Assistance Unit, and Staff Inspections.

Office of the Night Superintendent


Responsible for overseeing and supervising the delivery of general and tactical police services during the first half (evening) and last half (night or morning watch) tours of duty.

Family Assistance Unit


Provides assistance to employees of the Department and their families, active and retired, in coping with personal loss, crisis, and transition of sworn personnel into retirement. 

Dignitary Protection Unit


Provides security and protection for the Office of the Mayor and the Office of the Police Commissioner, and visiting dignitaries and guests of those two offices.

Staff Inspections

Provides quality control of police services.

Peer Support Unit

Responsible for rendering employee assistance and counseling to Boston Police Officers.