William B. Evans
Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police Boston College
Former Commissioner, Boston Police Department
A veteran police leader with 38 years of experience in law enforcement and community policing, William Bruce Evans served as Commissioner of the Boston Police Department from January 2014 until retiring from the force in August 2018. During his four-year tenure as police commissioner, Evans was credited with diversifying the Boston Police force, enhancing police training for the city’s officers, and building effective relationships within the community through open dialogue and transparency. Scroll down for more Info below the flyer.
In his role as Superintendent in charge of the Bureau of Field Services (2009-2014,) Evans oversaw security of all major events in Boston, including parades, marches, demonstrations, and championship celebrations. He was serving in this capacity when the Boston Marathon bombings occurred in 2013 and led the strategic response team that was instrumental in apprehending the Tsarnaev brothers and in capturing convicted bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
In August 2019, he joined Boston College as the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police. In this capacity, Chief Evans is responsible for delivering police services and ensuring for the safety of the Boston College community, including students, employees, and campus visitors.