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Police

The Boston Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to fight crime. We work to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Through community policing, we want to be a reflection of the residents we serve. We aim to create a professional culture and inclusive environment that mirrors the best of all of us.

Learn more about the history of our department, or visit BPDnews.com for the latest information.

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Contact
Boston Police Headquarters
One Schroeder Plaza
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
Public Service Unit COVID-19 office hours

Our office is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. We're closed during our lunch hour, from 12 p.m. (noon) – 1 p.m.

Boat mooring permits
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You must get a boat mooring permit if you want to moor or dock your vessel in Boston. You can get a new permit, or renew an existing permit.

Promotional exam

UPDATE: The deadline for the Boston Police promotional exam has passed. You can still download the exam posters for more information.

Civilian jobs

A civilian career in law enforcement is a great opportunity to give back to your community through your contributions to the Boston Police. You can search for open positions through the City's Career Center.

Where to apply

Visit the City's Career Center for an updated list of open civilian jobs our department. Positions vary in scope, and in the training or education required.

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BPD news

Want to read the latest news, announcements, and stories from the Boston Police Department? Check out our official website, bpdnews.com.

Other ways to follow us

We also have a Twitter handle, @bostonpolice. We tweet information from BPD News, as well as real-time emergency notifications.

For emergencies, please call 911. We don't monitor our Twitter account.

Latest news

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Mayor Walsh signs two executive orders

Mayor to file ordinance to create Office of Police Accountability and Transparency

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Mayor Walsh files home rule petition to enact civil service reforms at the Boston Police

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Mayor Walsh, Boston Police Reform Task Force announce draft recommendations

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Boston Police Task Force holding series of listening sessions

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