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Crime Watch and Tip Line Information

The Crime Watch training program is a collaboration with the Boston Police Department, Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Police Division and development managers that teaches residents how to properly identify suspects, how to call for help in case of an emergency and building safety tips. These skills are taught interactively through possible crime scenarios and suspect identification drills. 

Safety Meetings

BHA Chief of Police and Public Safety hosts quarterly safety meetings with tenant leaders from all BHA elderly/disabled developments. These meetings have been held since 2006 and provide an open forum for resident leaders to discuss safety concerns and provide input regarding how to address specific issues. These meetings also allow residents to strategize with one another and collaborate with the BHA Police toward resolving common problems. BHA Police invite all recognized elected tenant leaders to attend these meetings.

If you are an elected tenant leader from an elderly/disabled development and would like to attend these meetings please email or call Elaine Napolitano at (617) 988-5309. If you are a resident of an elderly/disabled development without an elected tenant task force and wish to attend the meetings, notify your development manager.

Report Crime

Report crime anonymously 24 hours a day at (617) 988-4556. This is a recorded line where people can leave anonymous public safety related information. This number is not monitored live and should not be used if you require a police report or prompt police response to your location. If you need a prompt police response, dial 9-1-1.

Visit the Boston Police Department website for tip line information or if you are interested in obtaining police reports or crime statistics.