Crossing a blue line: BPD wants to take over patrols along South Boston waterfront from staties
“They're perfectly suited to do a lot of important jobs in policing," [Commissioner Ed] Davis said of State Police. "They’re not as well suited to doing community policing in the neighborhoods in Boston."
However, Davis doesn't want authority over the Esplanade, also under state control. And the VFW and West Roxbury parkways weren't even mentioned in the article, even though they are lined with houses - and Davis cited domestic disputes along Day Boulevard that BPD gets called on but then can't do anything about as one reason to seek legislative approval for the shift.