BPD IN THE NEWS: Thank you to Boston Herald reporter Kathleen McKiernan for highlighting the BPD’s new summer program, “Summer with the Women in Blue,” aimed at building trust between youths, specifically girls, and police. Officers from Boston, along with others from Wellesley, Brookline, the Massachusetts State Police and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, have all volunteered to work with the thirty middle-school-aged kids in the “CSI”-style camp, developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement and Boston Centers for Youth and Families. During the camp, female officers teach the girls about processing a crime scene, self-defense, forensics, and much more. “We’re trying to be those positive role models,” said BPD Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston. “We use the power of our badge to create an opportunity for young girls. We grew up just like them. We went to the same Boston Public Schools. We are them. We are just the older version of them.”
For Kathleen McKiernan’s full story, click this LINK.