Police Commissioner - Edward F. Davis
Edward F. Davis is the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. He was sworn in by Mayor Menino on December 4th, 2006.
Prior to becoming Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, Davis served as the Superintendent of Police in Lowell Massachusetts for 12 years. During that time, the City of Lowell realized a 60% reduction in Part I crime.
While serving as Boston Police Commissioner, Davis has recommitted community policing and combined it with predictive policing. He created and implemented Safe Street Teams - engaging officers in community-oriented policing in hot spot areas throughout the City and reinvigorated Operation Ceasefire to reduce gang violence. Since 2006, the City of Boston has continued to experience an annual decrease in Part I Crime.
Commissioner Davis is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Leadership Award (2002) from the Police Executive Research Forum.
He was also the recipient of the prestigious NIJ Pickett Fellowship and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Government Executives at Harvard University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from New Hampshire College and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.
Commissioner Davis has served on the Police Executive Research Forum board of directors and was a founding member of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association.