Boston, MA – Detective Larry E. Ellison of the Boston Police Department (BPD) celebrated his 35th year of service as a detective on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Detective Ellison, who is the longest-tenured active detective in the BPD, was honored with a special recognition ceremony that included the presentation of the detective badge bearing number 1.
Detective Ellison’s journey with the BPD began in 1983 as a police cadet. He became a sworn officer in 1985 and three years later, he achieved the rank of detective, a position he has held for the past 35 years. During his long career, Detective Ellison has served the residents of Boston in multiple assignments throughout the BPD, including Area E, Area B, Drug Control Unit, Area D, Recruit Investigations, and the School Police Unit, where he has been assigned for the past 15 years.
Detective Ellison’s dedication to his job and the residents of Boston has earned him numerous accolades throughout his career. He is known for his unwavering commitment to solving cases and bringing justice to the victims of crime. Multiple members of the department we spoke with said that Detective Ellison’s contribution to the city of Boston and the BPD cannot be overstated and that they are proud to have him as a member of our team and grateful for his commitment to keeping our community safe.
Ellison is commended for his distinguished service and dedication to BPD. Ellison was presented with this certificate and badge in the company of the superintendent, police commissioner, and his fellow colleagues.