Michael Leary was appointed as a Boston Police Officer in January of 1991. He was assigned to East Boston, District A-7, out of the Academy and remained there throughout his career. Thanks to his father, Michael had a strong interest in union business and in 1998, he became District A-7’s first half BPPA representative. Over the years he became more and more involved; serving on both the grievance and bargaining committees, was elected Vice President in 2014, and became President in 2017. Michael earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice after going back to school in 1999. Michael is the proud father of four children. He was born and raised in Boston where he still lives with his wife and two dogs.
Chris has been a member of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association since graduating with Class 36-98 from the Police Academy in January 1999.
Chris has served in the BPPA House of Representatives since October of 2004 after being elected as the Last Half Shift Representative in District 4. Chris has also served in the House as a Day Shift MOP Representative and a First Half Representative, again in District 4.
Chris was elected to the BPPA Bargaining Committee in January of 2012 and sat on the Committee through the “Buckalew Award” Arbitration (’10-’16) that returned educational benefits eligibility to all members of the Bargaining Unit and the negotiated agreement (’17-’20) that ultimately restored full educational benefits to all “Quinn Bill” members, as well as many other benefits to the membership.
Chris was elected Secretary of the BPPA in November of 2014 serving in that position from 2015-2017.
Chris was elected in October 2017 for the position of Vice President of the BPPA for the 2018 – 2020, were he currently has the privilege to sit and acts as an advocate for the entire membership of the BPPA.
Jay began his career with the Boston Police Department in August, 1983 as a Cadet. He was assigned to the Mounted Unit, Audit & Finance, Operations, and Fleet Maintenance.
In November, 1986, Moccia was accepted into the Boston Police Academy, and upon graduation was posted to Area A, which at the time covered Downtown Crossing, Chinatown, Government Center, North End, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, and East Boston. When District 7 was re-opened in East Boston (after being shuttered for several years due to budget cuts) he was stationed there, for almost ten years.
An opportunity arose in February 1995 to transfer to D-4, which covers the South End, Back Bay, Fenway-Kenmore, and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods. He is presently assigned there, and when not performing Union duties, he patrols Newbury St/Copley Square and Back Bay on foot or by bicycle.
During the course of his career, Jay has also volunteered for several temporary assignments to Mobile Operations, during Sail Boston, Gulf War, Biotech Conventions, and other special events. He has received numerous Citations, Commendations and letters of thanks. Jay is motorcycle and bicycle certified.
Officer Moccia is a regular contributor to the PAX Centurion and is also the First Half BPPA Rep at D-4. He was elected BPPA Secretary in December 2017 and assumed his leadership term in January of 2018.
A lifelong resident of Boston, Jay and his wife raised their 6 children (1 girl, 5 boys) there. 3 of his sons also currently serve as Patrolmen in the Boston Police Department. In his spare time, Officer Moccia enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, cooking, and travelling.
Bobby began his career with the Boston Police Department in August 1983 as a Police Cadet. He entered the Boston Police Academy in 1988 and his first assignment was Area D-4 in the South End. In October of 1990 Bobby was reassigned to Area Area D-14 Brighton. In May of 2001 he was transferred to the Canine Unit, where he is currently still assigned.
Bobby became a Union Representative in the Canine Unit in 2013. He ran for the Treasurer’s position in 2014 and was re-elected in 2017. Bobby was born and raised in the Mission Hill section of Boston and now lives outside the City with his family. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degree’s from Western New England College.
Bobby was elected to the bargaining committee in 2017 and also serves proudly on the building, grievance and by-law committee. He was appointed Health and Welfare Officer in 2017.
Larry Calderone has been a police officer in Boston since 1994. He has been assigned and stationed in Area’s B-2 (Roxbury), B-3 (Mattapan), Special Operations (Motorcycle Unit & SWAT Team), and is currently E-5 at (West Roxbury). Throughout his career, Larry performed the duties of a uniformed officer serving the citizens of Boston by responding to E911 calls for service, providing dignitary protection, traffic enforcement and SWAT duties while in the motorcycle unit, working anti-crime and community services in West Roxbury, and is a National Highway Safety Traffic and Safety Certified Crash Reconstructionist.
Larry has served as a representative of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association for approximately 20 years and has held positions serving on the Bargaining Team, By-Laws Committee, Detail & Overtime Committee, Health & Safety Committee, and Labor Management Committee.
Currently, Larry serves as the Legislative Director for the BPPA handling communications, governmental affairs, and public relations at the Massachusetts State House, Boston City Hall and various other entities and organizations within the commonwealth to support and advocate the interests of Boston police officers. He is also a member of Massachusetts Joint Labor Management Committee representing police union organizations across the State of Massachusetts on collective bargaining negotiations. He has held the position of Legislative Director within the BPPA Leadership Team since January 2015.
Larry Calderone was born and raised in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College, a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement from WNEC, and is set to graduate from Suffolk University with a Graduate Degree in Public Administration in the Winter of 2018.