Interested in the history of the BPD? Check out the information below!

How can you learn more about the Boston Police Department, the oldest law enforcement organization in the nation?

Check out the info below!

The Boston Police Department has partnered with the Boston Public Library to make historic records available to the public  through the Internet Archive.

BPD Annual Reports since 1885 and the Records of the Police Commissioner for 1919.

1901 book with photos of 1,000 officers and all police stations, edited by G. Arthur Tappan

A Chronological History of the Boston Watch and Police from 1631 to 1865 by Edward H. Savage