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The Boston Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to fight crime. We work to reduce fear and 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.

Boston Police Department
Boston Police Headquarters
One Schroeder Plaza
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
United States

Join the Boston Police

You need to take the state's civil service exam and apply for the job.

Civilian jobs

A career as a civilian in law enforcement is a great opportunity to give back to your community in support of our police officers. Positions vary in scope, and in the training or education required.

Where to apply

Visit the City's Career Center for an updated list of open civilian jobs our department.

Career Center

Latest news

Latest news
Police oversight and public complaint programs expanded
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Sep 13

Traffic advisory for Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, 2017

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Sep 7

Traffic Advisory for Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2017

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Aug 23

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mayor Martin Walsh joins the Boston Police Department for National Night Out in the neighborhoods of Brighton, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Mattapan and Roxbury.
Aug 2

Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Evans, Residents host National Night Out across city

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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,

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.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Meet the commissioner

Meet the commissioner