BPD in the Community: Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Another Successful Flashlight Walk in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: Earlier this week, on Tuesday August 20, 2019, Mayor Walsh joined members of the BPD Command Staff and officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) for a Flashlight Walk in Dorchester. Community members of all ages came out to walk on a beautiful evening while stopping along the way to say hello to their friends and neighbors.

Thank you to everyone who made it a point to attend and if you or someone you know would like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to: meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov for more information.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers and Community Members Celebrate The Dominican Festival of Boston 2019 held in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross joined the men and women of the BPD to celebrate with the community at the Dominican Festival of Boston 2019 in Jamaica Plain. Officers were in place along the parade route to ensure the safety of all attendees. There were plenty of smiles, flags, music, and dancing on display as a festive time was had by all!

 

District E-5 Officers Had a Ball Playing Softball with Kids from the Neighborhood at the Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury

PLAY BALL: On Monday, July 29, 2019, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury), including Captain Therese Kozmiski and Superintendent Nora Baston, took to the diamond at the Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury for a fun-filled game of softball with kids from the neighborhood. By all reports, the kids and officers had a wonderful time getting to know each other while competing against one another during the game. And, as is the case with all of the BPD’s community outreach efforts, there were no losers in this game, only winners walking off the field. As for the game’s MVP, well, that award has to go to the BPD Ice Cream Truck which, when it arrived on scene, produced smiles quicker than the blink of an eye while delivering much deserved cool, frosty treats to all the kids. Special thanks to all who participated, especially our officers, who say they had a blast and are already looking forward to the next game. Also, special thanks to the PAL (Boston Police Athletic League) for printing and providing the shirts worn by each team.

BPD in the Community: BPD District D-4 Participates in Operation Safe Alley in the South End

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, officers assigned to the District D-4 (South End) Community Service Office were joined by the Mayor’s Office, Boston Public Works, and residents of the South End for the implementation of “Operation Safe Alley.” By focusing on reducing crime in the area, additional lighting and landscaping were completed to provide safe passage to residents. Officers conducted a physical assessment of two alleys where major issues were identified, removing drug paraphernalia and debris in an effort to address concerns from neighbors.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD District C-11 Hosts Senior Appreciation Boat Cruise

On Thursday, June 20, 2018, the 4th Annual Dorchester Senior Appreciation Cruise embarked on a three-hour tour around Boston Harbor. The cruise was hosted by the District C-11 (Dorchester) Community Service Office and was co-sponsored by the combined resources of District C-11, the Bay State Cruise Company and PAL. It was the district’s way of honoring the senior citizens of Dorchester with music, dancing, lunch and raffle items donated by Dorchester's generous merchants. The Boston Police Department would like to thank all the smiling seniors who came out to enjoy a rainy day on the water and express our gratitude to everyone who worked hard to make this voyage a success.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officer Chambers and Local Students Volunteer at the Our Savior Lutheran Church

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, local students, assisted by Boston Police Officer Chambers —assigned to the School Police Unit, volunteered to serve dinner to homeless veterans and residents at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in A-7 (East Boston).

During his time with the School Police Unit, Officer Chambers has cultivated meaningful relationships with students from all around the city who want to be active in their communities. When asked about his work in the school system, Officer Chambers reflected:

“These students have been an absolute delight to work with as they have exceeded the level of hard work that I require of them. I feel like we are on the cusp of a profound moment in their lives.”

BPD in the Community: Children from the Condon Community Center Visit Reebok Headquarters in the Seaport

BPD in the Community: Yesterday afternoon, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, officers from the District C-6 (South Boston) Community Service Office brought 50 children from the Condon Community Center in South Boston to Reebok Headquarters down in the Seaport. Thanks to the generosity of Reebok and the Stone Family Charitable Foundation, each child was able to choose their own pair of Reebok sneakers free of charge. 

 

BPD Officers Thrilled to Support the Kids Competing in the BPS Special Olympic Games

#BPDinTheCommunity: Our officers had an amazing time supporting and interacting with all the incredible kids (Grades K-thru-8) participating in the BPS Special Games sponsored by @SpOlympicsMA and @BostonSchools. As you can see in the photos, an incredibly rewarding day for all involved!!! Our officers were thrilled to be a part of it.

BPD Photos of the Day: It's Prom Night in District B-3!

It is an exciting time for high school seniors as prom season is here, however some students may not be able to afford what it costs to attend prom and to create prom memories with their classmates. “Giving the Glam” is a non-profit organization that coordinates with the Boston Police Department’s District B-3 Community Service Officer Cynthia Brewington, and the Massachusetts Student Grant Programs to assist selected students in creating memorable —and as you can see, very glamorous— experiences for prom.

#BPDinTheCommunity: Smiles Were in High Supply During Opening Day Festivities for the Boston Area Church League at Clifford Park in Roxbury

#BPDinTheCommunity: Anytime there’s a chance to engage our city’s young people in a positive way, as there was during Opening Day festivities for the Boston Area Church League at Clifford Park over the weekend, our officers are always happy to offer their time and support.

BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Stops by the Trotter School in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: Yesterday, on Tuesday May 7, 2019, Commissioner Gross was greeted by students, teachers and staff members at the William Monroe Trotter K-8 School in Dorchester. The Commissioner had a wonderful time interacting with the students while discussing the importance of responsibility, accountability and making education a priority. We thank everyone for the warm welcome afforded to our Top Cop.

 

BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Stops by “Big for a Day” at the Boston Police Academy in Hyde Park

BPD in the Community: On Saturday May 4, 2019, Commissioner William Gross joined with Superintendent Michael Cox and Superintendent Nora Baston to welcome a group of future leaders to the Boston Police Academy in Hyde Park. The youths were paired with mentors from the community as part of the 8th annual “Big for a Day” event in partnership with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. The commissioner spoke about the importance of knowing your self-worth, having confidence, believing in yourself and the lasting values provided by mentoring relationships.

 

BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Attends the South End Baseball League Opening Day Parade

BPD in the Community: Over the weekend, on Saturday May 4, 2019, Commissioner William Gross, Captain Steven Sweeney and officers assigned to District D-4, joined with players, coaches, volunteers and fans for the opening day parade and ceremonies for the South End Baseball League at Peters Park in the South End. Also in attendance were former Red Sox hitter and current analyst Sam Horn as well as Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher, the legendary, Luis “El Tiante” Tiant.

The South End Baseball League is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive youth baseball program to players ages 4-18 from the South End community as well as Roxbury, Dorchester and Chinatown. The program allows any child the chance to participate regardless of their ability or financial means while stressing the importance of teamwork, commitment and fair play.

 

BPD in the Community: Students from Mildred Ave Community Center Enjoy a Day of Fun Courtesy of Suffolk Construction and Officers from District B-3 in Mattapan

BPD in the Community: On Monday, April 29, 2019, the BPD’s Bureau of Community Engagement provided high levels of good cheer and great fun for the students at the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. As you can see in the photos, the kids had a wonderful time and smiles were most assuredly in high supply as the kids played sports and participated in a raffle while dining on free hamburgers and hot dogs fresh off of the grill. The BPD Ice Cream Truck made an appearance and provided all the frosty treats the kids could eat. Special thanks to Suffolk Construction for providing and donating all the raffle prizes which consisted of some great items including bicycles, helmets and multiple gift cards for movies and food establishments. All in all, a great time had by some really great kids.

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers Accompany Tech Boston’s Winning Basketball Team on a Tour of HQ and the State House

BPD in the Community: On Friday, April 26, 2019, Commissioner Gross welcomed the Massachusetts State Basketball Champions from Tech Boston High School accompanied by officers assigned to the Bureau of Community Engagement for a celebratory luncheon held at Boston Police Headquarters. The team took a tour of Commissioner Gross’s Office before heading over to the State House to meet with Governor Baker. Lastly, the team participated in the weekly Walk into Wellness Program with local seniors and members of the BPD.