Former Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, Edward Davis is a leading expert in counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and modern policing. The upcoming film Patriots Day is based on Davis’ personal experiences during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and is scheduled to release January 2017.
Davis has been in law enforcement for 35 years. He served as the Police Commissioner of the City of Boston from December 2006 until October 2013. He administered six world championship celebrations and led the highly successful response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Prior to that, Davis was the Superintendent of the Lowell Police Department, a position he held for 12 years and one he rose to after starting out as a patrol officer in 1978. He comes from a police family, which has allowed him to better understand the needs of police officers and the communities they serve. He is a recognized expert in crisis management and community policing. He brings with him a strong record of interagency collaboration and a broad range of local, state, national, and international experience in law enforcement and public safety.
Commissioner Davis has also worked internationally on police issues in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan, and Israel. Commissioner Davis served on the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Board of Directors and was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association.
Commissioner Davis has been recognized for his efforts locally and nationally, including through the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Northeastern and Suffolk Universities and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Davis’ expertise in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and crisis management translates across industries. He leaves audiences with a powerful understanding of the challenges we face today including strategic leadership, team-building, decision-making, and security.
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