In the following letter to the community, Sgt. Tom Lema announces that he will be leaving District A-1 as Community Service Supervisor to accept a promotion to Lieutenant within the Boston Police Department. Sergeant James Chin will be his replacement.
For almost eighteen years, I have been the community service supervisor for District A-1 and I have had the pleasure of serving and working with the constituents of Charlestown, Chinatown, Bay Village, North End, Beacon Hill, West End, Leather District, Financial District, Downtown Boston BID, Midtown Park Plaza Association, Downtown North Association, Wharf District Council, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston Common, Public Garden, Friends of the Public Garden, Charlestown Against Drugs, North End Against Drugs, Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition and our homeless community. I have truly enjoyed all of the partnerships with the communities on District A-1.
I have met so many fantastic people who help make our neighborhoods better every day. I will be moving on to become a lieutenant within the Boston Police Department. My role within the department will be changing with the new position. I will miss working with everyone on a day to day basis but I will still be within the police department. I would be more than happy to help out as I move forward. My e-mail address will stay the same.
My replacement is Sergeant James Chin. He is highly qualified and is a great choice to continue on as the community service supervisor. Please continue to reach out, maintain partnerships, create a positive quality of life for everyone, solve problems within the community and find preventative strategies to stop crime. We know that it only works when we do it together.
Thanks for everything.
Sgt Tom Lema
District A-1 Community Service
40 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02114