The Next Boston Police Commissioner Will Be Required To Reside In The City, Mayor Wu’s Office Confirms

Mayor Michelle Wu’s office has confirmed the next commissioner of the Boston Police Department will have to follow the city’s residency requirements when the future chief takes the job.

The Wu administration clarified the next commissioner, whoever that may be, will follow the department’s residency requirements, in response to an inquiry from the Boston Herald on Thursday.

The clarification came as the pro-residency group, Save Our City, said candidates for the job should be disqualified if they do not plan on residing within city limits.

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