Paul Fitzgerald

Superintendent (Retired)
Boston Police Department

Paul Fitzgerald brings 31 years of law enforcement experience with the Boston Police Department, most recently as a Superintendent, and the Chief of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis from 2009 to 2017. In that capacity he had overall responsibility for Homeland Security and Intelligence matters in the Boston Police Department including during the Boston Marathon bombing event and aftermath. Throughout his career while rising through the ranks of the Police Department, Fitzgerald oversaw the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), commanded the Boston Detectives that are assigned to the National Operations Center in Washington D.C., and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) with the FBI Boston. He also held several significant positions, which included School Safety Coordinator for the Boston Public School System, Commander of the Youth Violence Strike Force, and Assistant Chief of all investigations. Fitzgerald attended the Naval Post Graduate School’s Executive Leaders Program in Monterrey. CA., served on the Director of National Intelligence Advisory Board, and was recently the Distinguished Guest Speaker at the National Counter Terrorism Center in Washington D.C. Fitzgerald holds a Top-Secret SCI clearance from the FBI.



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