Boston Police Department Peace Walks

By Elijah Kaplan and Aneri Pattani

After a night of gun violence left three people dead in August 2015, the Boston Police Department began a series of Peace Walks through city neighborhoods. Officers gathered with clergy and community leaders on dozens of nights to walk the streets of Boston.

“I think it’s important because it shows the community that we are out here, we care very much about what goes on in the neighborhood,” said Commissioner William Evans. “It’s a good way for us to get out, meet the community, earn their respect, earn their trust and get to know their concerns.”

The commissioner believes the peace walks have been successful in combating violent crime and plans to continue them in 2016.

Click here to view a message from Commissioner Evans on how you can help with unsolved homicides.

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