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Public Safety

The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety studies, develops, and puts in place violence intervention and prevention programs and policies.

Do you need help right now?

While we work on public safety issues, our department can't help in an emergency. If you're experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. If you are dealing with a non-emergency situation in the City of Boston, please contact BOS:311.

Public Safety initiatives
1 City Hall Square, Room 806
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

About our department

Mayor Martin J. Walsh created our office to focus on ways to prevent violence in our communities. Part of our work includes finding ways to give residents more access to:

  • meaningful jobs
  • education
  • housing, and
  • healthcare.

We know these issues are complex, so innovation will play an important role as we work to find solutions. We’re committed to improving the lives of all Boston residents.