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Genevieve King

Captain Detective (Retired) of the Boston Police Department

Genevieve M. King recently retired as a Captain Detective with the Boston Police Department.  She was the commander of the Forensic Technology Group, which consists of the Crime Laboratory, Latent Print, Firearm Analysis and Crime Scene Response Units. In this role she was faced with the challenge of moving two units, Firearm Analysis and Crime Scene Response, toward accreditation.

Genevieve was a Boston police officer since 1985 and earned the following ranks prior to her promotion as Boston’s first female captain detective in 2008: police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and captain detective. Although she has worked in districts and units throughout the City, she considers her role as Captain Detective at the Family Justice Division, which includes the Domestic Violence Unit, Sexual Assault Unit, Human Trafficking Unit and the Crimes Against Children Unit, the pinnacle of her career. She believes that the advocacy work done at the Family Justice Center provides victims with the services necessary to move forward in their lives while holding their offenders accountable. She is passionate about fighting for women and children who have been victims of violence.

Genevieve holds a MS in Criminal Justice from Boston University, BA in Criminal Justice from UMass Boston, and she attended the Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Policing in 2005. She has also attended and lectured at many seminars on the topic of crimes against women and children. In 2009, she was given the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award” by the National Center for Women in Policing and in 2012 the Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Association of Women in Policing. She is an active mentor to many female officers in the Boston Police Department.

Genevieve is a member of the Ladies of Charity, which administers care and services to the elderly, sick, and homebound. She also volunteers at St. Johns the Baptist Church in Quincy.