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Former Boston police chief to advise security company

Ed Davis, the former Boston police commissioner, has been hired by a Rowley security company as an adviser.

Shooter Detection Systems LLC, which makes infrared and acoustic gunshot detectors that notify police of gunfire, said it has hired Davis as a business development and strategic planning adviser. Davis also consults on security issues for the Globe.

"He is synonymous with policing and progressive law enforcement, and he is a true and proven leader," said Christian Connors, the company's chief executive, in a statement. "We are very fortunate to have his wisdom and guidance at Shooter Detection Systems."

Several companies have designed systems that automatically notify police of gunfire and its location. Shooter Detection Systems has designed a wall-mounted product called the Guardian that works indoors, and sells it to schools, corporations, airports, and government offices.

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Prior to his work in the private sector, Davis led the Boston Police Department from 2006 to 2013. He served as head of the Lowell police force before that.


Jack Newsham can be reached at jack.newsham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TheNewsHam.