Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Police Department

The mission of the Police Department is Neighborhood Policing. The Department dedicates itself to work in partnership with the community to fight crime, reduce fear, and improve the quality of life in Boston's neighborhoods.

William Gross, Commissioner
Capital investment in modern police facilities and information technology systems remain a priority in FY19 in order to continually enhance the Police Department’s capacity to protect and serve the communities of Boston.

FY19 Major Initiatives

  • Site work will begin on a new East Boston Police Station.
  • A project to replace the existing records management system will begin.
  • The Police Department will continue its phased communications infrastructure upgrade project. The project is expected to be completed in FY20.
  • A study to replace the Evidence Management, Archives, and Central Supply facility will begin.

Police Department - Active Projects


Category Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Public Safety Area A-1 and Area D-4 Stations Various neighborhoods In Design 2,300,000 2,500,000
Public Safety Area B-3 Roof Replacement Mattapan In Design 485,000 560,000
Public Safety Area D-14 Station Allston/Brighton In Design 310,000 360,000
Public Safety Area E-5 Roof Replacement West Roxbury In Design 450,000 500,000
Public Safety Area E-5 Station West Roxbury In Design 560,000 714,000
Public Safety Communications Infrastructure Upgrades Citywide Implementation Underway 13,600,000 48,000,000
Public Safety East Boston Police Station East Boston In Design 5,500,000 29,900,000
Public Safety Emergency 9-1-1 Backup Study Various neighborhoods To Be Scheduled 50,000 50,000
Public Safety Evidence/Archives/Central Supply Study N/A New Project 75,000 75,000
Public Safety Police Headquarters Security Roxbury New Project 860,000 1,970,000
Public Safety Records Management Replacement Citywide New Project 500,000 2,850,000
Department total 24,690,000 87,479,000