Public Safety

The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety studies, develops, and puts in place violence intervention and prevention programs and policies.

Do you need help right now?

While we work on public safety issues, our department can't help in an emergency. If you're experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. If you are dealing with a non-emergency situation in the City of Boston, please contact BOS:311.

  • 1 City Hall Square, Room 806
    Boston, MA 02201
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    Office hours
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

About our office

Our office tackles the challenges and problems around violence in our neighborhoods. We work with and bring together agencies, departments, and cabinets across the City.

We don't view our challenges as only law enforcement focused. To improve the quality of life of residents, the City must provide:

  • meaningful jobs and jobs programs
  • proper outreach, and
  • prevention and intervention efforts related to violence.

The Mayor believes that our programs and partnerships are crucial to finding solutions. We need solutions that lead to lasting change and address the root cause of violence. Our goal is to create generational change and opportunity.

Project Opportunity

A Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) can pose challenges to employment. That’s why Project Opportunity connects Boston residents with legal experts to determine if their records can be sealed or expunged. 

Project Opportunity info
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