Boston boosting community policing efforts
More officers walking the streets
Less than a week after five men were shot on Washington Street on Aug. 15, 2010, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis implemented several community policing efforts in the Egleston Square area to assuage fear and cut down on nagging crime. Carlos Martinez, who grew up in the neighborhood, started walking the beat, striking up conversations with residents and business owners along the way. The officer has become a fixture and has helped reduced crime, many in the community say.