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City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0670-0678 and #0693-0694, FY25 Budget: Boston Police Department

One of a series of hearings to review the FY25 Budget. The focus of this hearing is the FY25 budget for the Boston Police Department and related revolving funds. This hearing will cover topics including mental health and substance abuse response, firearms, homicides, surveillance equipment, and cold cases.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0670-0672

    Orders for the FY25 Operating Budget, including annual appropriations for departmental operations, for the School Department, and for other post-employment benefits (OPEB).

  2. Dockets #0673-0675

    Orders for capital fund transfer appropriations.

  3. Dockets #0676-0678

    Orders for the Capital Budget, including loan orders and lease-purchase agreements.

  4. Docket #0693

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2025 to support the Canine Unit's training program for officers and police dogs from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Special Operating Division will charge tuition and other fees to outside law enforcement agencies for the Canine Unit. The tuition and other fees by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities and provide funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Special Operations Division will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00).

  5. Docket #0694

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2025 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the Police Department Fitness Center. Revenue for this fund is derived from monthly membership fees. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00).

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Michelle Wu and referred to the Committee on April 10, 2024. 

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.


    Public testimony is integral to the Council’s budget review process. Members of the public may submit written testimony, videos, or testify live in person (for in-person hearings) or via videoconference (for all hearings). All forms of testimony will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Additional information is available at:

    Staff Contact: Shane Pac


    Staff | Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast Live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/ Fios 964 and streamed at:

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