Office of the Superintendent-In-Chief
Reporting directly to the Police Commissioner, the Superintendent-in-Chief is the highest-ranking police officer in the Department. The Superintendent-in-Chief is responsible for the development, review, evaluation, and recommendation to the Police Commissioner of policies, procedures, and programs necessary to ensure the implementation of community policing and the effective delivery of police services to the public. The Bureaus, Offices, and Units that report directly to the Superintendent-in-Chief are: the Bureau of Field Services, the Bureau of Investigative Services, the Bureau of Administration and Technology, the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis, the Bureau of Professional Development, the Bureau of Community Engagement, the Office of the Night Superintendent, the Peer Support Unit, the Family Assistance Unit, the Office of Media Relations and the Office of Multimedia Productions.
Office of the Night Superintendent
Responsible for overseeing and supervising the delivery of general and tactical police services during the first half (evening) and last half (night or morning watch) tours of duty.
Office of Media Relations
This Office is responsible for keeping members of the Department, general public, and news media informed of police activities by responding to media and informational inquiries and through the preparation and dissemination of news releases.
Family Assistance Unit
Provides assistance to employees of the Department and their families, active and retired, in coping with personal loss, crisis, and transition of sworn personnel into retirement.
Office of Multimedia
Prepares illustrations, Department forms, graphic layouts, crime scene sketches and other artwork as required by the various Units and Divisions of the Department. Produces training and informational videos and provides videotaping services for crime scene investigations, line-ups, demonstrations, and special events.
Peer Support Unit
Responsible for rendering employee assistance and counseling to Boston Police Officers.