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Commissioner Evans: We Need More 'City Kid' Police Officers From Boston 

Police Commissioner Bill Evans with Margery Eagan at the BPL Studio in Downtown Boston. Credit: Ellen London/WGBH News

Police Commissioner Bill Evans weighed in on an ongoing debate about hiring policies for Boston police officers and firefighters that some say favor veterans over residents.

Evans told WGBH News he favors a “dual system” that includes equal opportunities for both veterans and “city kids” who have lived in Boston for years.

“I’m not going to take away from the vets, I admire them,” Evans said in an interview Monday with Boston Public Radio. “But we’ve got to find a better way to get inner-city kids on both our fire and police.”

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The Boston Police Cadet Program Is Now Hiring! 

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The Boston Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Boston's youth seeking a career in law enforcement. The Program is a minimum of a two-year commitment. Cadets rotate throughout the Department in various assignments and shifts, including Headquarters, District Stations, and other specialized units throughout the Department.

Primary responsibilities include: routine clerical and administrative duties, answering phones, data entry, utilizing Department vehicles, barrier work, and related duties as required.

If appointed, Cadets will undergo a rigorous 4-week cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature) at the Boston Police Academy. Cadets do not carry firearms, nor do they have any power of arrest and are considered an employee of the City of Boston for the purposes of workers' compensation.

The anticipated hire date will be June 2018.


Read the requirements for the position here.

Battle Of The Badges Boston Bruins

On Sunday, March 4, the Bruins joined the Boston Police Hockey Club and the Boston Fire Hockey Club to host the second annual Battle of the Badges hockey game. The event raised $30,000 for the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation and Franciscan Children's. BPD won the contest, 7-5, in front of a crowd of over 800 at TD Garden.

The inaugural Battle of the Badges in April 2017 raised $20,000 for the Boston Bruins Foundation.

See pictures from the event here.

Facebook fighting court order over law enforcement access 


Facebook is fighting a court order that blocks the social media giant from letting users know when law enforcement investigators ask to search their online information, particularly their political affiliations and comments.

Major technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in the case, which resembles legal challenges throughout the country from technology companies that oppose how the government seeks access to internet data in emails or social media accounts during criminal investigations, The Washington Post reported .

Facebook is arguing in the D.C. Court of Appeals that the order violates First Amendment protections of the company and individuals.

Read the article here.

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The Boston Police Peer Support Unit has joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create the Boston Peer Support Quiz. this is a safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you. Using this service is completely voluntary and confidential. No information will be shared with the Boston Police Department. This is not an emergency response system. If you are in crisis or contemplating suicide, please call an on-call Peer Counselor immediately at 617-594-9091 or dial 911.

Do not suffer in silence,

Sgt. Mark Freire

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