Tom Nolan was a city of Boston, Massachusetts police officer for 27 years. During Tom’s career at the BPD, he worked uniformed patrol for 10 years, including a stint in the department’s elite Mobile Operations Patrol (motorcycle/SWAT) unit. In 1988 Tom was promoted to sergeant, sergeant-detective in 1990, and lieutenant in 1995. As a sergeant and sergeant-detective, Nolan worked in the Anti-Gang Violence Unit (now Youth Violence Strike Force) and the Anti-Corruption Division of the Bureau of Internal Investigations—he spent his last 10 years as a uniformed lieutenant and shift commander in the patrol division.
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