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Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Road Race: Online Registration Open!

Posted by David Isberg on August 8, 2016


Monthly Meeting: Thursday September 8th 8:00pm

Posted by David Isberg on April 5, 2016

This is a friendly reminder of the monthly meeting on September 8th, at the BPD Emerald Society hall at 10 Birch Street in Roslindale. The meeting starts at 8:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend. Applications for membership will be available at the meeting. Hope to see you there.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by David Isberg on March 18, 2016




The Officers and Board of Directors of the

Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department

extend a Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you and your families.

We hope you enjoyed the day and are enjoying the evening responsibly.

Stay safe.


We would also like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the

family, friends and coworkers of

Massachusetts State Police

Trooper Thomas Clardy


who was tragically killed in the line of duty yesterday on the Massachusetts Turnpike.



Posted by David Isberg on March 2, 2016

We will double the amount of Birch Street prizes to make up for not having the Birch Street drawing in February.

There new flat caps have been a big hit and sold out the first run almost instantly.  We have more in stock now: gray and black available with the logo embroidered on the back.

We are happy to offer the Patriot's All Pro drawing again. It has been a huge success the last few times. The proceeds from this effort will go towards a new floor, sprucing up the wooden bar, larger televisions over the bar and acoustic improvements in the hall.

(The new ceiling caused an unforeseen echo that we are working to mitigate)

As with the past drawings, we will limit sales to 300 and each ticket is a $100 donation.  The grand prize includes a pair(2) tickets to each 2016 REGULAR season New England Patriots HOME game with parking and pre and post game Celebrity Tailgate.

For full package details, see

2nd prize: $2,000

3rd prize: $1,000

4th, 5th & 6th prizes: HDTVs

Also, $200 prize to be drawn every 25th ticket.

1 in 16 will win a prize. Need not bone present to win.













TICKETS $50/each


Barney McGinniskin Police Officers of the Year

Boston Police Officer John T. Moynihan

Boston Police Officer Brian W. Johnson

Boston Police Officer Janet P. Lewis

Boston Police Officer Dennis M. Medina

Boston Police Officer James J. Conley

Boston Police Detective Brian L. Ball

Massachusetts State Police Trooper William A. Cameron, III


Emerald Society Man of the Year

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross


Emerald Society Lifesaving Award

Dr. Michael O'Shea

Dr. Panos Voukydis


In addition to the awards presentations and enjoying a meal and fellowship amongst our members and friends, I will be swearing in your new President, James M. O'Loughlin, Sr.  Jimmy will then swear in your new Vice President, Kevin R. Plunkett.

Edward Dervan will remain as Treasurer, Richard Forrester will remain as Secretary. Several members of the Board of Directors will continue to serve in their positions and we welcome Officer Brendan Kelly (YVSF) and Detective Jake Elwood (CACU) to the board.


For those Active BPD employees that are not already enrolled in our payroll deduction system and those that do not qualify for the deduction, we are now accepting dues for the March 17, 2016 to March 17, 2017 season.   Dues remain $25 per year. New memberships are $30 for the initial year and then $25 each year thereafter.

Jimmy, Ned, Brendan and I attended an informational breakfast with Fionnuala Quinlan, Consul General of Ireland for Boston.  The meeting was in regards to the Boston College v. Georgia Tech football game to be played in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Clearly a trip to Ireland can bear some expenses and not everyone finds themselves able to afford travel expenses and time off. We are looking to get a list of people together that have an interest in going to Dublin for the game so that we can have a realistic conversation with some of the contacts we made in hopes of getting discounted tickets to the game, discounted lodging, etc. We will need to give them concrete answers by the first week of April as tickets that are being held will then need to be purchased or released to others.

It has been my privilege and honor to serve as your president for the past two years.  I think we accomplished a lot of positive things and gained a lot of momentum with hall improvements and membership increases. Some of the decisions made by the board were met with resistance or weren't the most popular; but, the board had the wellbeing of the Society as a whole at the forefront.

I encourage each of you to get involved, stay involved and recruit new members so that the Society continues to thrive. I congratulate the incoming Officers and Board members and wish them well as they bring the Society into it's next chapters.

I wish each of you the best and thank you all for your patience and dedication.


Purposes of our Society

To develop a spirit of brotherhood and fellowship amongst it's members.

To encourage a fuller participation in the activities of organizations existing within the police department.

Encourage members to fully familiarize themselves with the prescribed, authorized and accepted practices and procedures of law enforcement in a courteous, intelligent manner.

To engender exemplary deportment on the part of it's members, thereby creating respect and good will for the police in the city.

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at all times.

To inculcate and preserve in it's members the heritage of their Gaelic culture.

To award scholarships annually to children and grandchildren of members of the society as provided in the by-laws of the society and also to the children of the members of the society who were in good standing at the time of their death


Pride in Our Heritage


Liam Patrick Hawkins

President, Emerald Society of the Boston Police Dept.


The Annual Banquet will be Friday, March 11, 2016

Posted by David Isberg on February 3, 2016

The banquet will feature presentation of Awards for the: Officer of the Year, Man of the Year, and Life-Saving Award. The recipients have been determined by the Executive Board; however, I will not publicize the names until they have been officially and properly notified. There will also be an Installation of new Officers: James O'Loughlin as President (2 years), Kevin Plunkett as Vice President (2 years) and a re-affirmation for Ned Dervan (Treasurer) and Dickie Forrester (Secretary). Other members of the Board of Directors will be re-affirming their existing commitments to the board and we will be welcoming Detective Jake Elwood (1 year Active term) and Brendan Kelly (3 year Active term). Tickets to the event are $50 each and Tables of ten (10) are $500.
I am in the process of compiling Winter/Spring news and will send it out in the near future.
Liam Patrick Hawkins
President, ESBPD 2014-2016