Tom Nolan

Tom Nolan

Tom Nolan was a city of Boston, Massachusetts police officer for 27 years. Nolan accepted an appointment as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) in Washington, DC in May 2011 and remained with DHS through May of 2012, traveling throughout the United States providing training and consulting on civil rights and civil liberties issues for state and major urban area fusion centers. Tom is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology at Emmanuel College in Boston.


Militarization has fostered a policing culture that sets up protesters as ‘the enemy’

By: - June 3, 2020

The unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has left parts of U.S. cities looking like a battle zone. Night after night, angry protesters have taken to the street. So too have police officers dressed in full riot gear and […]