Singing Boston Police Officer Signs Recording Contract Overseas

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston Police officer, and singer during personal time, Kim Tavares of the Boston Police Department signed a recording contract with Digital Jukebox Records in Europe.

The Digital Jukebox Records website said that Tavares is a true Soul R&B songstress that throws back to the smooth catchy melodies from the 70's, 80's, and 90's. According to her biography, Tavares was born in Boston, and raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

"Kim is a big draw for us alongside a very talented roster of artists and DJs. She’s really caught the imagination and ears of the sophisticated soul music fan online and it will be a very special weekend to see her perform in person," said Digital Jukebox Records CEO Dave Cyrus.

But back home in Boston, Tavares told WBZ's Karyn Regal that she's not giving up her uniform just yet. Tavares had some words of encouragement for others looking to follow their dreams, "It's going to sound cliché, but never give up- I've been turned down so many times by people in the music business," she said.

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Tavares said that her fellow officers at the BPD are largely supportive of her using off duty hours to pursue her dreams.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.

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