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Anna Maria College announces that Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, a 1990 graduate of the College’s Criminal Justice Program, will participate in its Fall Symposium: The Boston Marathon Attack: A Study in Partnerships scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the AMC Paxton Campus.  Commissioner Davis will be joined by other law enforcement professionals including Major Dermot Quinn, MSP Fusion Center, Donald Kennedy, Director of the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN) and Worcester County District Attorney Joseph E. Early, among others.  The purpose of the Symposium is to continue the important dialogue concerning information sharing and using partnerships as learned from the April 15th attack on the Boston Marathon.

“We are extremely honored that Commissioner Davis has agreed to return to his alma mater for this very important and timely event,” states Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., President of Anna Maria College.  “As an institution nationally recognized for its criminal justice program, the College is the perfect venue to bring law enforcement professionals together to continue the dialogue on information sharing and building partnerships.  We share the community’s concern for the Boston Marathon tragedy and applaud the efforts of so many who helped the victims and aided the investigation,” he continues.  “Now we will have a chance to learn from this event.  That’s what we should do at AMC.”

“Clearly information sharing and communication among local, state and federal agencies was the driving force in our ability to solve this case in a matter of days,” comments Boston Police Commissioner, Ed Davis. “Working together we continue to demonstrate the power of partnerships.” 

More details about the Symposium will be made available as the event draws near.

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Background on Commissioner Davis

Edward F. Davis is the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. He was sworn in by Mayor Thomas Menino on December 4, 2006. Prior to becoming Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, Ed Davis served as the Superintendent of Police in Lowell, Massachusetts for 12 years. He began his career as a patrol officer in Lowell in 1978 and rose through the ranks before becoming Superintendent in 1994.  He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Leadership Award (2002) from the Police Executive Research Forum.

Commissioner Davis was also the recipient of the prestigious NIJ Pickett Fellowship and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Government Executives at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from New Hampshire College and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.

Commissioner Davis has served on the PERF board of directors and was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association.