BPD Photo of the Day: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Appoints William G. Gross as the First African American Police Commissioner for the City of Boston

Congratulations to William G. Gross, who was sworn in today, Monday, August 6, 2018, as the 42nd Commissioner of the Boston Police Department.

Said Mayor Martin J. Walsh, "Superintendent Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community and by his colleagues in the Boston Police Department. I am proud to appoint him as the first African American Police Commissioner for the City of Boston. Superintendent Gross is a product of our neighborhoods, and has a deep understanding of our communities, and connection to our people. I look forward to continuing our important work ahead to make sure all residents and neighborhoods in Boston remain safe."

Said Commissioner William G. Gross, "It has been my life's work to serve the community that shaped me and keep people safe in every neighborhood, and I am honored and grateful to be able to continue that work as Boston's Police Commissioner. I want to thank Mayor Walsh for his support and for this opportunity, Commissioner Evans for his leadership and friendship, and the community for who I would not be here today without."

Please join the men and woman of the Boston Police Department in wishing Boston’s newest top cop the best of safety and success in his new position.