Safety and Crime Prevention information and services for residents.

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    Find Your Nearest Police, Fire, and EMS Stations

    Enter your address to find which Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Service Stations are closest to you.

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    Boston Police Department Public Service Desk

    The Public Service Desk is a new customer service initiative of the Boston Police Department. The primary objective of the Service Desk is to make police-related services more accessible to the community.

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    Crime Tips and Alerts

    The Boston Crime Stoppers Program highlights unsolved crimes of violence in the local media, appealing to the public for information. Callers do not have to reveal their identity to the police to provide information about a violent crime. Residents may now also text a tip to the hotline. Residents can also register for alerts from the Boston Police Alert Network for updated information regarding area crimes.

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    Emergency Medical Services

    As a leader in the field of pre-hospital medicine, Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) brings cutting edge medical care to the streets of Boston. Boston EMS has numerous programs and initiatives dedicated to the residents of Boston and their health.

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    Emergency Management

    The Office of Emergency Management coordinates the City's homeland security and emergency management programs. They have programs such as Ready Boston: a city-wide community preparedness initiative meant to educate and empower Bostonians about the hazards they may face and meant to encourage residents to prepare for all types of emergencies, and Alert Boston: the City's emergency notification system.

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    Sign Up For Alert Boston »

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    Fire Safety & Prevention

    The Fire Prevention Division in the Boston Fire Department has useful guides & tips on seasonal safety, barbecues, carbon monoxide exposure, and more. The Division directs fire prevention activities, handles more technical fire prevention problems, and conducts public education programs throughout the city.

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    Neighborhood Crime Watch

    Organize your neighborhood to deter crime and reduce the fear of crime. Learn what simple actions you can take to protect you and your neighbor's families, homes, vehicles and property. »


  • Boston EMS Provides Free Car Seat Installations

    Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for young children. To keep your kids safe on the road, be sure they are riding in a properly secured and appropriately sized child safety seat.  To make an online appointment for a free car seat check please call 617-343-6891.

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  • Make A Difference

    The Boston Police Department is seeking capable men and women to join the team and become a part of Boston's future. Interested individuals seeking a fulfilling career in law enforcement are encouraged to sign up to take the upcoming civil service examination on April 30, 2011.

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