The Commissioner attending a Disabled American Veterans event in South Boston. The BPD is divided into three zones and 11 neighborhood districts spread across the city, with each zone supervised by a Deputy Superintendent and every district headed by a Captain. He graduated from Boston Technical High School (now the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science). The head of the Boston Police Department was had. He rose through the ranks, achieving the ranks of Sergeant and Sergeant Detective, and was promoted to Deputy Superintendent in 2008, where he became a member of the Command Staff of the Department. In 2010, he became commander of the Field Support Division, which includes the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit) and the School Police Unit. As Deputy Superintendent, Gross served as the Commander of Zone 2, which is comprised of Area B-2 Roxbury and Mission Hill, Area B-3 Mattapan, Area C-11 Dorchester, and Area C-6 South Boston. As a Patrol Officer he spent many years in the Gang Unit and Drug Control Unit, as well as serving as an Academy Instructor. He then entered the Boston Police Cadet Program, becoming a Patrol Officer two years later. That’s the most generous way to see last week’s meeting between Commissioner William Gross and US Attorney General William Barr — a … Boston Police Commissioner William Gross speaks during Mayor Marty Walsh's daily press briefing and addresses the violence that took place last night in Boston … [3], As a Patrol Officer, Gross served in the Gang Unit and the Drug Control Unit, and later was an instructor at the Boston Police Academy. In 2012, he was promoted to Superintendent, Night Commander, responsible for oversight of all police responses to incidents on a citywide basis in the evening hours. Evans took a job as police chief at Boston College. If you have a few minutes, please take our quick survey about the site: City Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Like all City of Boston departments, the BPD requires all employed officers hired since 1995 to live within Boston city-limits. We are working to improve the Boston Public Health Commission website and we would love to hear from you! Gross is a 33-year veteran of the Boston Police Department. Gross said that his ability to rise through the ranks despite experiencing prejudice came from his upbringing. For other uses, see. He achieved the ranks of Sergeant and Sergeant Detective, and then became Deputy Superintendent in 2008, where he worked with District Captains to develop strategies to address crime trends and attended community meetings to address specific neighborhoodcrime concerns. [1], William Gross was born in rural Maryland to a single mother, the middle of three children, and moved to Boston at the age of 12. [4], On August 6, 2018, Mayor Marty Walsh officiated the ceremony during which Gross was sworn in as the new commissioner of the Boston Police Department. He rose through the ranks, achieving the ranks of Sergeant and Sergeant Detective, and was promoted to Deputy Superintendent in 2008, where he … [2], Gross earned an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice from Quincy College in 2017. Gross did not offer specifics about his experiences. Gross takes over from William Evans, who announced last month that he was retiring after nearly 40 years in the department. So far this year, police in the city have confiscated 661 guns, 435 of which have been used in crimes, Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross said. In 2010, he became commander of the Field Support Division, which includes the Youth Violence Strike Fo… William Gross is the City of Boston's first African American Commissioner. If you need to visit a department, you must make an appointment. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, Boston’s first black commissioner, told Boston Public Radio on Friday that he “absolutely” has felt unwelcome during his tenure at the Boston Police Department. Throughout his career, Superintendent Gross has maintained a strong connection with the community, and has been awarded numerous awards for bravery, meritorious service and community partnership. Gross is a 33-year veteran of the Boston Police Department. John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, "William Gross sworn in as 42nd Boston Police commissioner", "William Gross, set to be sworn in as Boston's first black police commissioner, was an officer in the making, friends say", "Photos: Quincy College 60th anniversary", "Mayor Walsh Announces Departure of William B. Evans and Appoints William Gross as Commissioner of Boston Police Department", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_G._Gross&oldid=968039573, Commissioners of the Boston Police Department, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 July 2020, at 21:08. In 2010, Deputy Superintendent Gross became the commander of the Field Support Division, which included command over the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unity), and the School Police Unit. info)) is an American police officer currently serving as the 42nd Commissioner of the Boston Police Department. [2], This article is about the Police Commissioner of Boston, Massachusetts. As a Patrol Officer, Gross served in the Gang Unit and the Drug Control Unit, and later was an instructor at the Boston Police Academy. He achieved the ranks of Sergeant and Sergeant Detective, and then became Deputy Superintendent in 2008, where he worked with District Captains to develop strategies to address crime trends and attended community meetings to address specific neighborhood crime concerns. As a Patrol Officer he spent many years in the Gang Unit and Drug Control Unit, as well as serving as an Academy Instructor. Gross currently serves as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department. The Boston Police Department has approximately 2,015 officers and 808 civilian personnel, with patrol services covering an area of 89.6 mi (232.1 km ) and a population of 617,594. In 2012, he was promoted to Superintendent, Night Commander, responsible for oversight of all police responses to incidents on a citywide basis at night. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston's first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD), who will assume the duties and responsibilities of Commissioner William B. Evans who is set to retire from the Boston Police … William Gross is the City of Boston's first African American Commissioner. In this role, he coordinated with District Captains in their development of strategies to address crime trends, and attended community meetings to address specific neighborhood crime concerns.