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Simona Ilincuta
· January 9, 2018
I would like to express my gratitude for the kindness shown by officer Anthony Twyning: after enjoying my 1st day in Boston as a tourist,I somehow ended up in Chinatown.
Having tried unsuccessfully to... get Uber to my hotel in Back bay, I started walking down Tyler street, starting to panic given the late time.
This is when I saw officer Twyning on patrol and ask him for directions: instead, he offered me a lift straight back to my hotel in Back Bay.
It might look a small gesture but a 50 yrs old female, from a rural county in England it meant safety , reassurance and reignited my hope in humanity.
Respect, Sir: it was an honour and privilege to know you!
With my sincere gratitude,
Simona Ilincuta.
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Ann Nguyen
· November 12, 2017
The day after Veterans Day at 510pm my fiancee was parking on Northern Ave between Sleeper and Fan Pier under a sign that read " Tow Zone: No P during Street Cleaning (specific date and time) , Snow E...mergency". A police officer came up and said no parking. My fiancee asked him to explain . Condescendingly, he told us to look at the other cars with tickets and repeatedly blew us off.

As if I was illiterate, he had me read the "tow away" portion aloud. However, it was not snow emergency or street cleaning. I tried to explain we wanted to understand because we were new to the area, but was told not to speak. Another officer watching finally came up and explained that further down the street there was a sign indicating no parking. He agreed the sign immediately at the spot was confusing because it allowed parking.

You're not the only one serving the nation. We were going to dinner to celebrate my fiancee, a former army pilot and officer. I am a healthcare provider at a nonprofit. Neither of us take advantage of our positions to belittle others.
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Paul Salerno
· March 2, 2018
Once again the Boston Police Department distinguishing itself as one of the most unabashedly racist departments in the nation. It's commonly known in accountability circles what sort of individuals ar...e hired by this...department and any normal and rational adult can see the sort of bullying that seems to be the norm here. I blame the citizens of Boston for supporting these racist bullies with badges. Fortunately I only have to occasionally change planes in Boston and never have to subject myself to this open sewer of human rights abuses. See More
Cris Driscoll
· March 3, 2018
The Boston Police Department is looking at the video to see if Officer Zachary Crossen violated any rules.

Crossen, “Are you Kevin? ... What’s your name? ... What are you just killing time out... here? ... *takes out phone and starts to film civilian* ... Whose phone is that? ... What are you doing out here on a Thursday at noon? ... I’m sure you make your parents proud. ... Yeah, get outta here, tough guy!”

BPD, if no rules were broken, I’d say it’s high time for the addition of some new rules!

We need you to be so much better.
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Meghan Lacy Branch
· March 15, 2018
I am in Boston to work the flower show and there were two if your officers working the crosswalk, one of the officers name was cole. They were both so kind and made sure everyone was safe. I was so im...pressed with them!! Definitely made my trip to get coffee during work fantastic!! See More
Stacy Gilman
· October 22, 2017
A huge shoutout and thank you to Lt Pat Cullity of the Boston Police Department for storing my military uniform and backpack in his cruiser while I attended the Bruins game last night. Total professio...nal, class act and gentleman who’s been on the job for 35 years and is still Boston Strong! See More
Christine D'Angelo
· January 11, 2018
$120 parking ticket for "a handicap space" that did not have a sign anywhere that said handicapped nor was it marked, so they take the day off of work, pay money to park then go in to fight it with p...roof on video and you deny them and they still get stuck paying $120! Pathetic. See More
Kim Diaz
· January 5, 2018
Thank you to the nice police officer that was outside The BI East campus Wednesday night around 11:30pm that gave me a ride over to children’s so that I could get coffee while I was waiting for my mom... that was in having emergency surgery. It was freezing out and he was so kind offering the ride. See More
Daniel Ward
· October 8, 2017
I ws just wondering why the BPD is allowing tour groups in the north end drive around on busy streets on Segways! It's so dangerous! I see you guys working hard and bragging about taking dirtbikes fro...m kids all summer long, yet this is allowed? What kind of unsafe double standard is this?? See More
Benny White Senior
· November 9, 2017
I recently visited the B.P.D. Headquarters with my 60+ Veteran's Group from Roxbury and we were very graciously greeted by Commissioner Evans and Super-in-Chief Gross. We thank the B.P.D staff for their time and effort to show us what the inside workings of the B.P.D. is like. See More
Shane Simpson
· March 4, 2018
Officer Zachary Crossen Badge #1679 Boston Police Department. Well done on earning the hate, so is this the face of your Police Dept?. In most Civilised Western Nation's it takes either one to two ...years to become an Officer. See More
Brandon Morrocco
· January 8, 2018
Called BPD, West Roxbury E-5 to report rear end accident on Saturday with severe damage. Was told to exchange information, they would not come out. Turns out lady is uninsured. Thanks so much, what a ...disgrace! Maybe Marty and his lazy unions can fix my car! Went back today still can’t get a report. See More
Janelle Neithammer Downey
· March 5, 2018
Officer Crossen, badge no. 1679 is poor representative of your department and should be fired for bullying a law abiding citizen exercising his 1st Amendment right to express his opinion.
Jennifer Marie
· March 7, 2018
Awesome Officers!!! The officer's that were at the Bruins/Red Wings game lastnight, made being alone, so much better, not only were they "Hot" ;) but they got me where I needed to go, to find my ride!...!! Thanks for Everything!!! See More
Dustin Pardy
· October 13, 2017
If I could give zero stars I would...William Evans says he holds his officers to the "highest standards" when these "officers" harass intimidate and abuse people of the homeless community....and you p...eople are congratulating them for "one less gun" when they're nothing but cowards who prey on the people society has forgotten...I've said it before and I'll say it again...I respect THE LAW...I do not respect these scumbags with badges See More
Tia Marie
· February 23, 2018
Why did this Boston cop harass a young black guy on the streets asking him if his name was Kevin, then proceed to ask him if he work and y he out at noon on a Thursday... Then make fun of his phone. P...rofiling and racist. Do you guys want the blacks there to carry freed slave paper work????
Terrible. That cop from 1606 is DANGEROUS!
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Dennis Tex
· February 12, 2018
Congrats to Captain Kelley J. McCormick for the awesome kindness of taking Wendi and Kevin Malenfant and their 19-year-old daughter, Kori, all the way to Portland Maine!!!!!!!! And the Boston PD for... allowing him to do it!!! See More
Dean Smith
· February 28, 2018
awesome job stopping people for no reason, then acting like a jerk when you found out you have the wrong guy. BPD is the trailer park of the police community.
Jp Peguero
· February 23, 2018
Most are racist, profiling pigs.
Thwre have probably been 10 officers in my lifetime that i can say were great but the majority are pieces of shit.
Tom Scarpa
· January 8, 2018
I want to give a shout out to the Boston police office that helped a young women stranded at North station today. He went above and beyond by driving her all the way to Portland in his squad car. This... young women just went through brain surgery and was in desperate need of help, and again the BPD come through. God bless you guys! See More

#GavinStrong: Without a doubt, one of the highlights from this year’s St. Patrick's Day Parade involved the story of 11-year-old Gavin McCarthy. In fact, the men and women of the BPD were honored and humbled to have Gavin, in his official capacity as Junior BPD Officer, front and center riding high atop the BPD SWAT Truck, the Bear, during this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston. For those not familiar with Gavin's story, he's a dynamite kid battling a brain tumo...r. And, as you can well imagine, all of our officers, from Commissioner Evans on down, are behind Gavin, rooting for him and supporting him as he tackles the challenge before him. Said one of the officers who met Gavin at this year’s parade, "You could tell right away that Gavin's a special kid and, if he ever decides to become a police officer, we'd be lucky to have him and his level of strength and toughness on our department." In addition to the above, members of the BPD’s Motorcycle Unit showcased their support for Gavin by affixing #GavinStrong signs to all of their motorcycles.

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BPD Officers Arrest Rideshare Operator in Connection to Sexual Assault in the South End: At about 1:03am, on Sunday, March 18, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a sexual assault in the area of Hemenway Street in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to Northeastern University Police Officers who had stopped an individual who identified himself as a rideshare operator and had been tasked with transporting a female passenger to her home. Observat...ions made by the officers on the scene led them to believe that the female passenger, not only appeared to be in distress, but may have been the victim of a sexual assault. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Follow-up investigation by the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit enabled detectives to arrest and charge the operator. Officers arrested Ranjan Thapa, 26, of Everett and charged him with Rape. Thapa is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Monday, March 19, 2018 in Roxbury District Court.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information relative to this investigation is asked to contact detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you’re a victim of a sexual assault that has or has not been reported to police and would feel more comfortable seeking confidential advice from a non-law enforcement agency or representative, the Boston Police Department advises and encourages you to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at 1 (800) 841-8371. BARCC provides free and confidential counseling, case management, legal and medical advocacy services to survivors in the greater Boston area. To learn more about BARCC, please click on the enclosed link:

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Since 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has been working to end sexual violence through healing and social change.
BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Efforts to Identify Individual (See Enclosed Video) Being Sought for Questioning in Connection to Suspicious Activity in Brighton: At about 12:35am, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for a suspicious person peeking into a first floor window in the area of 1850 Commonwealth Ave. On arrival, officers spoke to the apartment dweller who stated that she observed someone trying to look into her apartment window earlier in the evening. In light of the aforementioned, the victim set up a camera and, in doing so, was able to capture an image of the individual. See enclosed video. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating this incident in hopes of identifying the individual seen in the video. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) at (617) 343-4256. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.
Commercial Robbery Identification Wanted (See Attached Video) Detectives are seeking to identify the individuals in attached video as part of an investigation regarding a recent commercial robbery. Incident Description: At about 12:45am, Friday, January 17, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for an alarm call at Juba Market (42B John Elliot Square, Roxbury). On arrival officers observed a broken window to the store. K9 Officers conducted a protective sweep of the premise and no persons were found. Officers were able to retrieve video surveillance of the suspects. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 40's, with a mustache, and wearing a hooded jacket. The second suspect is described as a light skin Black male, in his 40's, with minor facial hair, wearing a hooded jacket and a knit hat If you have any information regarding the above pictured individuals please contact B-2 Detectives at 617-343-4275. Individuals who wish to provide information in an anonymous manner may do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
Cops for Kids with Cancer, Boston Police, and MA State Police Give Young Patients a Time to Remember The goal of Cops for Kids with Cancer is to support the children and families afflicted with this devastating disease. For this reason, each year CFKWC partners with the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit to treat youngsters with cancer to a Boston Harbor "cruise" on our police boats. Make no mistake--these are not luxury yachts by any means, but pair them with BPD Chief Gross and our officers, beautiful weather, a State Police helicopter flyover, and a perfect sunset, and you get an afternoon of fun for some very special youngsters!

St. Patrick's Day Parade: Our officers did their best to keep the clowning around to a minimum while working hard to keep everybody safe at today's #StPatricksDay Parade in South Boston. To all who celebrated responsibly, we say: "Thank you."

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Men and women of the Boston Police Department – including members of the COBRA Team (Cops on Bikes Regional Assistance) from Mass State Police and Transit Police -were honored to protect and serve all who attended today’s #StPatricksDayParade in South Boston.

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St Patrick's Day Parade just wouldn’t be the special event it is without the music of @BPDPipesDrums who once again made us all proud while spreading #SaintPatricksDay cheer all along today’s parade route in Southie!!!

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St Patricks Day Parade: Men and women of @bostonpolice were honored to take a picture with the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team who delightedly marched in today’s #StPatricksDayParade in South Boston!!!

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From all of us at the #BPD, we wish you and yours a very happy and safe #SaintPatricksDay! Slainte!

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#BPDTrafficAdvisory: Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 18, 2018

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as the South Boston Boys and Girls Club Road Race, will be held in South Boston on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The parade and road race will result in street closures and traffic detours in South Boston and reduce on-street parking availability. Those coming into South Boston for the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information ...on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share system, may be found at, and information on the MBTA may be found at For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.

The parade will take place beginning at 1:00 PM on West Broadway at the Broadway MBTA Station and ending on East Broadway at Farragut Road. Broadway will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The road race will begin at 11:00 AM on West Sixth Street at the Boys and Girls Club and will end at noon. Traffic will be delayed along the route as runners make their way to the finish line. The route will be from West Sixth Street to Dorchester Street, right onto East Broadway, down and around the Farragut Statue at Day Boulevard, to East Broadway, right onto West Broadway, left onto E Street, left onto West Sixth Street, ending at the Boys and Girls Club at #230 West Sixth Street.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

• West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street
• East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to Farragut Road
• Farragut Road, both sides, from Columbia Road to East First Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

• Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue (Staging Area)
• East First Street, both sides, from Farragut Road to O Street
• West Sixth Street, both sides, from F Street to Dorchester Street
• F Street, Boys and Girls Club side, from West Sixth Street to Bowen Street

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#BPDRemembers: Patrolman Francis B. Johnson, Killed in the Line of Duty March 17, 1969

On this day, March 17, 1969, forty-nine years ago, Boston Police Patrolman Francis B. Johnson was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance at a tavern near Kneeland and Tremont Streets, Downtown. Please join the men and women of the BPD as we take a moment to honor his service and sacrifice.

(Sign located at the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets.)

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Safer Boston: BPD Officers Continue to do their Part in Taking Illegally-Possessed Firearms off the Streets of Boston

At about 6:30 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a firearm investigation in the area District B-3 (Mattapan). As a result of information gleaned from the ongoing investigation, officers were able to stop 19-year-old Robert Tyrell Barrett-Scott of Mattapan and found him in possession of a loaded Ruger LCP .380 Auto firearm. Officers promptly arrested Barrett-Scott and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. Officers have now recovered over 130 firearms in Boston in less than three months so far in 2018.

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The members of @BPDPipesDrums were honored once again to spread St. Patrick's Day smiles and cheer with the kids @FranciscanHFC in Brighton during their annual St. Patrick's Day concert. Said one band member, "To the see the kids smile is the best feeling in the world." #AngelsInBlue

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The members of @BPDPipesDrums were honored once again to spread #StPatricksDay smiles and cheer with the kids @FranciscanHFC in Brighton during their annual concert. Said one band member, "To the see the kids smile is the best feeling in the world." #AngelsInBlue

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Watching our officers/members of @BPDPipesDrums spreading #StPatricksDay smiles and cheer while interacting with the kids @FranciscanHFC Hospital during their annual concert is one of the most heart-warming experiences you'll ever see!!!

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RECENT RATINGS & PROMOTIONS: Behind just about every badge, be it gold or silver, is a proud son or daughter. In this case, the gold shield and proud daughter belong to newly rated Detective Daniel Quintiliani, a 12-yr-veteran of @bostonpolice, who received his new rating earlier today during a ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters.

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RECENT RATINGS & PROMOTIONS: We wish nothing but the best of safety and success to newly rated Detective Alfred James, a 25-year-veteran of @bostonpolice, who was bestowed his gold shield earlier today during a ceremony at #BPD Headquarters. Congratulations, Detective James!!!

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