Youth Enrichment Services

Police Commissioner William Evans Visits YES Track & Field Program

As part of the Boston Police Department’s ongoing efforts to foster positive relationships with youth and families, Police Commissioner William Evans recently visited YES’s Track & Field practice at Moakley Park in South Boston on July 10.

Boston Police Commissioner Running a Lap around the Track with YES youth.

Commissioner Evans spoke to youth and families about the Boston Police Department’s efforts to build a safe community for everyone in Boston.  After speaking to the crowd, Commissioner Evans ran a lap around the track alongside the youth.

The Boston Police Department, overseen by Police Commissioner Evans, is nationally recognized for its success in mitigating violence in Boston through strong relationships with the community. The department embraces a “community-first” model to policing.

“It was an honor to have Police Commissioner Evans visit today and run alongside our youth in the Track & Field program,” said YES Executive Director, Bryan Van Dorpe. “He understands firsthand the importance of a positive police presence in the community. YES is proud to be part of the Commissioner’s efforts to create positive, trusting relationships between the police and Boston’s young people.”