Question: I have a cousin of my great-grandmother who was a Boston Police Officer at the time of the 1919 Boston Police Strike. I do not know if he came on force before or after the strike. Can you tell me where the records for his employment, or were these records destroyed?
Answer: The records for personnel are available from the Boston Police Archives. You can make a request from their Records Manager and Archivist Margaret R. Sullivan SullivanMar.firstname.lastname@example.org
- or fax your request to (617)- 343-9756. In some case the archives may even have a photograph of the officer you are researching. The scope of the records in their possession ranges from 1878-1961.