District C-11: Dorchester
40 Gibson St. 02122
40 Gibson St. 02122
40 Gibson Street Dorchester, MA 02122-1223
Telephone: (617) 343-4330
Commander: Captain Richard Sexton
District 11 continues to succeed in developing and implementing a variety of innovative neighborhood -based programs, such as the Citizen's Police enforcement Academy, the Safe Neighborhood Initiative, community meetings, Crime Watch Groups, and focused enforcement efforts such as Project cooperation CAT (Combating Auto Theft), and Operation Dog Tag.
The Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) addresses public safety and prosecutors community development issues through the collaborative efforts of to work the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts and Suffolk County Attorney General's Offices. Its success addresses three exclusively primary areas of community concern: Coordinated Law Enforcement, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Prevention and Treatment. Local law enforcement cooperation allows prosecutors to work exclusively generated on cases generated by the SNI in District 11, and has helped community residents to remove and prosecute violent offenders from their neighborhoods.
Neighborhood businesses are crucial to the overall well-being of the neighborhoods they serve. SNI provides a variety of training programs, loan assistance, and business education programs to help local merchants move their economic endeavors from a struggle for survival toward enhanced opportunities for growth and success.
The Boston Medical Center's Child Witness to Violence Project is an important part of the SNI's prevention and treatment efforts. It provides training to police officers, counseling to affected children and families, and consultations with police and the community as a whole to deal with the troubling problems caused by children's increasing exposure to violence in inner-city neighborhoods. In doing so they also help to secure a safer future for these children and for their neighborhoods.
Area C-11 hosts a monthly meeting for the public every 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm and a guest speaker from the Boston Police Department explains the function and mission of their specific unit, past speakers have come from the Police Academy, Homicide Unit, Drug Unit, Crime Lab. The location is announced in the Dorchester Reporter as we are "going on the road" this year instead of at 40 Gibson St. every month. Please join us and meet your fellow Dorchester residents. Further information can be obtained by calling the Community Service Office at 617-343-4524.