​Thousands Enjoy the 2013 Caribbean Festival & Parades


The Boston Police Department is proud and pleased to announce that this year’s Caribbean Festival was conducted in a successful manner.  Thousands attended and enjoyed this year’s festival and parade.

The Boston Police Department made just 8 arrests and 48 civil citations.

Prior to this year’s event, the Boston Police, in collaboration with several other agencies, worked diligently to draw up and implement a proactive plan with preventative measures designed to ensure a safe and trouble free environment for all those attending this year’s festival. Among the measures implemented, Boston Police made a concerted effort to identify and locate specific individuals intent on disrupting this year’s event.

The Boston Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their help and assistance in achieving the desired goal:

  • Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
  • Boston EMS
  • Boston Fire Department
  • Probation Department
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • MBTA Transit Police
  • Department of Conservation & Recreation
  • Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force
  • Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Team
  • United States Marshals
  • Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley
  • Department of Youth Services
  • Boston Transportation Department
  • Boston Public Works
  • Inspectional Services
  • Boston Regional Intelligence Center
  • All uniformed Boston Police Officers assigned to the Parade Route


48 Civil Citations

6 Disorderly Arrests

2 Warrant Arrests

8 Total Arrests