Commissioner Evans Taps Lieutenant Detective Gregory Long as New Chief of Detectives
Today, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced the appointment of Lieutenant Detective Gregory Long as the new Superintendent, Bureau of Investigative Services. Superintendent Long is an eighteen year veteran of the department and for the past year has headed up the Special Investigations Unit. Prior to his current assignment, Superintendent Long served as the Commander of the Homicide Unit from 2009-2014, overseeing all homicide investigations, including the July 2013 homicide of 24-year-old Amy Lord and the May 2010 homicide of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin, both of which resulted in arrests. Long was also responsible for oversight of all cold case investigations, officer involved shootings, and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
“Greg has proven himself to be a true professional and an exceptional investigator in his many assignments over his career. His unwavering professionalism and investigative experience make him the right choice for this Command position,” said Commissioner Evans. “I am confident in Greg’s ability to lead the detectives of this department and continue the great work of the Bureau of Investigative Services.”
Superintendent Long received high praise from outside the Boston Police Department as well.
Said District Attorney Dan Conley, “Greg Long brings a wealth of skills and experience to his new position, but he also brings unshakable ethics, integrity, and professionalism. His commitment to the very highest investigative standards is exactly what we look for in police leadership. This is a great selection by Commissioner Evans for the people of Boston.”
In addition to his assignments in Homicide and Special Investigations, Superintendent Long has worked in Area B-3 as a patrol and plainclothes officer. He was assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force for several years working closely with Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies participating in gang investigations. He served as Patrol Supervisor in Area B-3, as a Lieutenant, Duty Supervisor in Area E-18 and as Commander of the Youth Violence Strike Force before moving to Homicide in 2009. He holds several training certifications in crime scene management and investigations from around the country. He is graduate of Boston Latin High School and holds a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law.