Improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods

Frosty Boston morning. Ten minutes to six. Fighting sleepless night drowsiness, I am walking to a small cafe to get a shot of caffeine. Coffee if usually terrible in that place… Nonetheless, it is close to the parking lot and opens at 6 am. To my displeasure, there is a tiny piece of paper on the door saying I should not expect any coffee until 8 am.

The disappointment on my face attracted attention for a police officer standing nearby leaning against his car. Muttering something about the cruelty of depriving a person of his bad coffee in the morning, he reaches out into his car. Smiling and saying something about the mission of BPD to improve the quality of life he offered me a thermos bottle.

Politely refusing the offer, and was thinking about amazing people that we meet in our lives. The morning sun was shining brighter than usual.

The Boston Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to fight crime, reduce fear and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Our Mission is Community Policing.