"Over the last few years, we have placed greater emphasis on issues of integrity, public safety and regulatory compliance," said Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle. "We identified Paul as someone whose vast expertise in these areas will be beneficial as we not only look at our existing operations but as we contemplate possible development and expansion opportunities."
“Suffolk Downs has demonstrated a commitment to being a trusted community partner and I look forward to assisting the track in evaluating and implementing policies that will maintain its integrity and ensure public safety at the site itself and in its surrounding communities,” said Evans.
During Evans’ service as Commissioner of the Boston Police, violent crime and homicide rates dropped dramatically as he implemented innovative neighborhood programs and crime prevention policies that were widely emulated across the country. Surveys showed a 50 percent increase in feelings of safety among Boston residents during his tenure.
Evans began his career in law enforcement in 1970 as a patrol officer in the Boston Police Department after three years of service in the United States Marine Corps. A Vietnam veteran, Evans is a graduate of Boston State College and Suffolk University Law School.
Active in the community, Evans has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Pine Street Inn, Boston Police Athletic League, and Police Executive Research Forum.