At that time, keeping the peace resulted in nearly 32,000 arrests every year. He announced his retirement from the … The role of the police expanded with the introduction of the automobile. He was raised by his four older brothers, the eldest of whom was Paul, who is the current executive vice president of security and compliance for Suffolk Downs. Evans served as interim commissioner from November 2013 until he was permanently appointed by newly elected mayor Marty Walsh. Over 6500 Police Officers in varying ranks and Special Reserved Police support the mandate of the Service. Previously, Evans was the commissioner of the Boston Police Department from January 2014 until August 2018. In 2008 Evans graduated from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Pages in category "Commissioners of the Boston Police Department" The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was joined at the event by former BPD Commissioner’s Bill Bratton, Paul Evans, Ed Davis and Kathleen O’Toole. The BPD is divided into three zones and 11 neighborhood districts spread across the city, with each zone supervised by a Deputy Superintendent and every district headed by a Captain. Learn more about the history of our department, or visit BPDnews.com for the latest information. Celebrating the Boston Police Foundation: Thanks to all who attended the Boston Police Foundation’s 1st Annual Gala which was held earlier this evening (March 22, 2014) at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Evans served as interim commissioner from November 2013 until he was permanently appointed by newly elected mayor Marty Walsh. William B. Evans is currently serving as the executive director of public safety and chief of police of Boston College. Previously, Evans was the commissioner of the Boston Police Department from January 2014 until August 2018. [9], Statistical information, such as date and place of birth, information on historical significance, and information on accomplishments is desired. Police Commissioners Past & Present Turn Out for the Boston Police Foundation's 1st Annual Gala. Each officer received payment of $2 per shift, walked his own beat, and was forbidden to hold outside employment. In addition to the Police Commissioner's administrative and support staff and the Unit(s) listed below, the Offices and Bureaus which report directly to the Police Commissioner are: the Office of the Superintendent-in-Chief, the … Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was joined at the event by former BPD Commissioner’s Bill Bratton, Paul Evans, Ed Davis and Kathleen O’Toole. Boston Police Department (Official), Boston, MA. It created a volunteer night watch in 1636 and established a publicly funded police department with full-time officers in 1838. He dealt with a number of issues involving college students, including public intoxication, noise complaints, and fighting. View on timesmachine. In January 2014, Mayor Marty Walsh selected Evans to serve as police commissioner on a permanent basis. 1958) is currently serving as the executive director of public safety and chief of police of Boston College.Previously, Evans was the commissioner of the Boston Police Department from January 2014 until August 2018. He spent five years as a patrolman, during which time he was awarded the BPD's Medal of Honor for his role in apprehending an armed robbery suspect following a high-speed chase. The Boston Police Department has approximately 2,015 officers and 808 civilian personnel, with patrol services covering an area of 89.6 mi (232.1 km ) and a population of 617,594. Through community policing, we want to be a reflection of the residents we serve. He pushed for stricter alcohol policies during tailgating for the Harvard–Yale football game, refused to sign off on a Snoop Dogg concert at Harvard, which he feared would attract "the wrong element," unless more officers were hired (which led to the concert being canceled). He announced his retirement from the Boston Police Department in July 2018. [1][2][3] They enrolled him in Saint Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts. [1], As a captain, Evans was first stationed in District 14, which consisted of the Allston–Brighton section of Boston. 232K likes. Evans played a role in the peaceful handling of Occupy Boston's 70-day occupation of Dewey Square. He grew up in a crowded triple-decker apartment in South Boston, where he shared a bed with two brothers. William B. Evans (b. Shots rang out at one point during the standoff and Evans commanded the officers to hold their fire, as he wanted to take Tsarnaev alive for information. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, in a phone interview with the Herald, was furious at the bail fund. In 1854, the City replaced the Watch organizations with the Boston Police Department, which consisted of 250 officers. When he was fifteen years old, his father died. [5], He was portrayed by James Colby in the 2016 film Patriots Day. [1], In 1980, Evans joined the Boston Police Department cadet program. Evans joined the Boston Police Department in 1982. [7], When President Barack Obama came to Boston to attend an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Evans and his team were responsible for securing the area. Like all City of Boston departments, the BPD requires all employed officers hired since 1995 to live within Boston city-limits. Past Bahamian Commissioners of Police or the RBPF. 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