Police and Fire Department
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District A-1 serves the North End / Waterfront area
40 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02114
Community Service Desk for Non-emergencies: 617-343-4240
Commander: Captain Thomas Lee: (617) 343-4238
Sergeant Thomas Lema: (617) 343-4627
Officer Frederick “Teddy” Boyle
NORTH END PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING
Boston Police, District A-1, hold a monthly North End Public Safety meeting on the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm, at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend to communicate with local police officials. View the Community Calendar for more meetings and events.
NORTH END / WATERFRONT WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTERS
View the latest weekly Police Blotters with detailed crime reports for the North End / Waterfront.
Loud Party Hotline is at 617-343-5500
Loud Party Advisory Sheet
Prevent “Breaking & Enterings”
Breaking & Entering Advisory Bulletin (pdf)
- Emergencies: 911
Non-emergencies: (617) 343-2880
Local Fire Houses
Engine 8/Ladder 1
392 Hanover Street
50 Battery Street
Gas & Charcoal Grills
Fire regulations prohibit the use of gas grills above the first floor of a building used of habitation. Charcoal grills are prohibited within a building or structure, including balconies, fire escapes, porches or roofs.
City of Boston Barbecue Safety Regulations
TIPS FOR ENSURING PERSONAL SAFETY:
- Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.
- Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
- Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
- Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
- Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use the whistle to signal residents that you need assistance. Yelling “Fire!” “Help!” and/or “Rape!” are ways of drawing attention and alerting people that you need help.
- Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
- Carry a cell phone.
- Call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on your way. Make sure they expect you at a certain time, so that in the event you fail to show up, they’ll know enough to begin looking for you.
- Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. Know this: anyone at anytime can be a victim of crime. Don’t assume, “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.”
- If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to scare, distract, or even incapacitate the attacker enough to escape.
- If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant or residence.
- BPDNEWS.com – News Updates from the Boston Police Department
- Anonymous tips to the police about unsolved crimes
- MBTA Transit Safety and Crime Statistics
- Boston Crime Watch
- ATM Safety Tips from the FDIC
- Identity Theft Prevention Tips
- Safety Tips for Runners
- Vacation Safety Tips
- Safe Travel Abroad from the U.S. State Department