Edward F. Davis is the President and CEO of The Edward Davis Company, a business strategy and security services firm. Davis has brought together a team of security and technology solutions experts including former federal, state, local law enforcement, military, researchers and attorneys with strong connections to esteemed academic institutions, national and international governing and intelligence entities. The Davis team lends their expertise to Government and Fortune 500 companies on crisis response, risk management, site assessments, facility security design, audit and compliance, thought leadership and policy, government consulting, cyber/IoT mitigation and management and product strategy.
Davis has been in law enforcement for 35 years. Davis served as the Police Commissioner of the City of Boston from December 2006 until October 2013. Davis led the highly successful response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Prior to that, Davis was the Superintendent of the Lowell Police Department.
Commissioner Davis has also worked internationally, on police issues in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan and Israel, and the Palestinian territories. Davis served on the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Board of Directors and the Major Cities Chiefs Association board. He was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association
In 2013, Davis testified before Congressional and Senate hearings on terrorism. In February 2016, Commissioner Davis testified before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ hearing titled “Frontline Response to Terrorism in America.” In 2015, Davis also testified for the defense as an expert witness in a Rhode Island court on police practices in a motion for a new trial on a twenty-five (25) year old homicide case. The incarcerated suspect was released after decades in prison.
Davis has received a Masters Degree from Anna Maria College and Honorary Doctorates from Northeastern and Suffolk Universities and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Davis was a Fellow at The Institute of Politics, Harvard University.