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Getting To Know New WBZ-TV Security Analyst Ed Davis

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BOSTON (CBS) – Ed Davis has had a long, distinguished career in law enforcement, starting in his hometown of Lowell, all the way up to his tenure as Boston Police Commissioner and a current fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Now that he’s become the Security Analyst for WBZ-TV, many have asked, “What’s he like in person?”

Lisa Hughes sat down with him recently to find out.

Here are some of the highlights:

CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY

“I used to have to take a dime with me, so that I could use a public pay phone to communicate,” Davis said, noting that he didn’t have a radio in his early days on detail in Lowell.

BEST POLICE MOVIE OR TV SHOW

“I think ‘Hill Street Blues’ was probably the best that I had ever seen.  They really did get to the core of it.”

BEING AT HARVARD

“Love it.  The students are incredible,” Davis said.  “They really ask hard questions.”

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

“It was a communication problem that I had.  It was very early in my career.”

MARATHON BOMBINGS – WHERE WERE YOU?

“I had just hung up with the Vice President when the phone rang again.”

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

“We need to stay plugged into communities that have issues,” he said.  “The best prevention is to have prior intelligence.”

WILL YOU BE AT THIS YEAR’S MARATHON?

“I’ll be at the finish line.  I have some friends that are running and I want to cheer them along.”

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