Making a Difference: BPD Female Officers Take Part in "Big for a Day"

Yesterday, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 23 employees of the Boston Police Department and members of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston hosted “Big for a Day” at the Boston Police Academy. Thirty-one young girls aged 7 to 15 years old had the opportunity find out what it’s like to be a police officer for a day.

After being greeted by Police Commissioner William Evans, Chief William Gross, and Superintendent Lisa Holmes, the girls took part in finger printing, learned about the investigation process, and watched a real Boston Police K9 conduct a narcotics search! The girls also had the chance to get physical; officers taught the girls defensive tactics and put them through an abbreviated cross-fit routine that all the Academy recruits take part in each day.