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LexisNexis Special Services Appoints William Gross to Board of Directors; Haywood Talcove Quoted

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LexisNexis Special Services announced Monday its appointment of William G. Gross, former Boston Police commissioner and superintendent-in-chief, to its board of directors. Goss has 37 years of experience in Boston law enforcement and was the city’s 42nd police commissioner. As commissioner, he enhanced the ideals of community policing and created the first Bureau of Community Engagement.

"William's experience as the police commissioner of a major city, on diversity plans, and his leadership on community policing to boost transparency will be invaluable to LexisNexis Special Services and to the law enforcement and public safety agencies we serve in the digital age," said Haywood Talcove, CEO of LexisNexis Special Services and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

"Commissioner Gross is a policing leader and he embodies what it means to serve others for the betterment of self and the community. He understands the data and analytics capabilities we have to help agencies lead with intelligence to keep communities safe," Talcove added. 

Gross started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer. After ten years of service as a patrol officer, he was promoted to chief superintendent, the second-highest rank in the department. As superintendent, he supervised the night shift. 

He has over two years of experience in combating gang violence in the anti-gang unit and combating drug crime in a drug control unit. Gross also taught at the Boston police academy before being appointed as police commissioner in 2018.

Gross commented that "My career reflects my commitment to the city of Boston, its citizens, and the law enforcement community. In this new role, I hope to support agencies nationwide in building stronger community relationships through transparency and provide tools to help them protect and serve.”

About LexisNexis Special Services

LexisNexis Special Services Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of RELX Inc. with a Board of Directors that includes members from the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, law enforcement and civilian agencies. The company was founded to help government agencies create actionable intelligence and deliver data-driven decisions. The company is committed to innovation and continues to bring new solutions to our government partners to solve some of our nation's most pressing challenges. 


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