2 min readBy Published On: May 28th, 2015Categories: News0 Comments on Public Safety in Southie in the summer

It seems when the heat rises in the city, so does the crime.  Last weekend only, we had several incidents involving local police in South Boston – https://caughtinsouthie.com/news-politics/boston-police-one-less-gun  We’re hoping that South Boston will be safe this summer and our local elected officials and public safety officials feel the same.  

Here is a press release from the office of state representative Nick Collins:

Over the last several weeks, South Boston elected officials met with the public safety officials from the Boston Police Department (BPD), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the Probation Department, and Court system to discuss the need to increase resources and attention to the streets of South Boston as summer fast approaches. 
As a result, plans focused on proactive measures to combat illegal drug activity, violent crimes and breaking and entering in the neighborhood have been initiated. Drug control unit forces have been increased leading to more arrests and a focused warrant sweep will be conducted by BPD and the Probation Department.
Other areas of public concern, including Moakley Park and beaches along Day Boulevard will see an increase in police from both the City and State throughout the summer. 

“After sharing community concerns about increased drug activity on the streets of South Boston with BPD Commissioner Evans and Lt. Det. Brian Larkin, they responded immediately with an increased DCU presence resulting in an uptick in drug arrests and search warrants in the heart of the neighborhood,” said City Councilor At Large Michael Flaherty. 

“As public officials, we have no greater responsibility than to provide public safety in our communities,” said State Representative Nick Collins.  
“I am thankful that our city and state law enforcement agencies are working together.  These proactive measures will increase police visibility in our neighborhood and ensure that our community remains safe during the summer months.” 

Be a McGruff the Crime Dog  and take a bite out of crime: 
As always, if you see something, say something. You can contact Boston Police District C-6 Detectives at (617) 343-4742.  Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.