from Boston Review. Candidates who pass the exam may move forward in the hiring process and apply to the Boston Police Department during an open police recruiting period. As Deputy Superintendent, Gross served as the Commander of Zone 2, which is comprised of Area B-2 Roxbury and Mission Hill, Area B-3 Mattapan, Area C-11 Dorchester, and Area C-6 South Boston. Boston, MA 02114 "As the Captain of District A-1, I would like to welcome, on behalf of the officers at District A-1, our constituents of Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, Downtown North Association, Financial District, Leather District, Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association, North End, West End, Wharf District, and Charlestown. The majority of the MBTA Police Department's efforts are focused on patrol in Boston and surrounding communities. He rose through the ranks, achieving the ranks of Sergeant and Sergeant Detective, and was promoted to Deputy Superintendent in 2008, where he became a member of the Command Staff of the Department. Why Is America the World’s Police? Minorities make up a majority of the population in Boston, but its police department has been struggling to keep up with the ongoing problem of hiring more officers of color. The Boston Police Department encourages veterans to apply for jobs. In part two of the hiring process, eligible candidates who are contacted by the department after submitting an application will complete physical, medical, and psychological exams, as well as a background check and drug test. 8 police ranks you may encounter in your law enforcement career Before we get started, it’s important to note that the naming conventions and rank structures of law enforcement agencies aren’t all uniform. Applicants must take the civil service exam.Exam application information is available on the Human Resource Division/ Civil Service Unit website. A new book tells the history of how U.S. political elites sold the United Nations to the public as a route to global peace, while all along wanting it as a cover for The department patrols and protects the 5 subway lines to include the Silver Line, 13 commuter rail lines, 4 passenger ferry routes, 181 bus routes and The Ride paratransit system in Massachusetts communities. "Approximately two-thirds of the police department is white and over 80 percent of the superior officers are white.