Capt. Alfredo Andres, commander of Jamaica Plain's District E-13

Alfredo Andres: From Forbes Street to First Latino District Commander

Alfredo Andres, the first Latino to make captain in the Boston Police Department, didn't grow up dreaming of being a cop. But he did grow up right here in Jamaica Plain. Andres and his family came from Cuba in 1971 and settled on Forbes Street in Hyde Square. His family is from Oriente province in Cuba. And yes, that's the same area of the island for which El Oriental de Cuba, Jamaica Plain's famous Cuban restaurant, gets its name.