State Police announced today that one-time BPD Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole will provide pro-bono "law enforcement management consulting services."
O'Toole, a former State Police lieutenant colonel and state Public Safety Secretary, was appointed as BPD commissioner by Tom Menino in 2004. She left Boston in 2006 for Ireland, where she led efforts to reform the national police force, the Garda. In 2014, she became police commissioner in Seattle, a post she retired from this past December.
In a statement, State Police Col. Kerry Gilpin said:
Former Commissioner O’Toole possesses a wealth of knowledge about, and experience in, leading and bringing positive change to major police agencies, and my Command Staff and I look forward to her input and ideas about law enforcement to help improve the department.