One-on-One with Boston's Top Cop

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When Ed Davis took over the Boston Police Department in December, he said collaboration would be key to the city's efforts in fighting crime.

Commissioner Davis came to the Hub after 28 years on Lowell's police force, the last 12 as its top cop. He came to the BPD with a record of success in reducing the murder rate and gang activity in Lowell.

Now, just a few months into his new job in Boston, Davis is dealing with a spike in Boston murders, amidst an overall rise in violent crime in the city.

Commissioner Davis joins WBUR's Bob Oakes to talk about his approach to solving those problems and what he plans to do over the coming months.

The audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

This program aired on May 2, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

Bob Oakes Twitter Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.