Chief Joseph Cordeiro sworn in as New Bedford Police Chief

As of Thursday, May 19th 2016, the New Bedford Police Department has a new chief. Chief Joseph Cordeiro was sworn in as the new Police Chief after the passing in December of Chief Provencher. In a room filled with friends, family and co-workers, he announced his plan and ideas to help move the city forward. […] Read more »

National Drug Take Back Day April 29th 2016

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The New Bedford Police Department has once again joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29th 2016, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the New Bedford Police Department, 871 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA to provide a venue for city residents […] Read more »

Spring 2016 Recycling Events

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Questioning how to properly dispose of needles, tires, household hazardous waste, confidential papers, or medications? See the flyer for upcoming events in 2016. Read more »

Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs or medications in your home?

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Feel free to drop those off at one of two drop boxes within the Police Department. One is located at Police Headquarters at 871 Rockdale Avenue. The second one is located at Station One at 572 Pleasant Street. Accepted items: -Prescription Patches -Prescription Medications -Prescription Ointments -Over-the-counter Medications -Vitamins -Samples -Veterinary Medications Not- Accepted Items: […] Read more »

Sticker Shock

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On Friday (January 29th) students participated with Student Resource Officer’s Leanne Fisher and Ryan Bland in a Sticker Shock Campaign with the help of DA’s Underage Drinking Task Force, The New Bedford Health Department, and a local liquor store Douglas Wine and Spirits. Involvement included students from New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech, and New Bedford High […] Read more »

Call For Art

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“March of the Unwavering” is an art exhibit created by artists who work in public safety. Police officers, firefighters, corrections officers, paramedics and even prosecuting attorneys, will all lend their creative talent into making this a unique show at the UMASS College of Visual Arts in downtown New Bedford. The show will run from March […] Read more »

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, September 26th

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The New Bedford Police Department has once again joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the New Bedford Police Department, 871 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA to provide a venue for city residents […] Read more »

Stop texting and driving!

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We all know that texting and other forms of distracted driving are dangerous habits. Especially during these busy summer months, the New Bedford Police Department encourages you and your loved ones to put down your phone or other distractions while driving. Common sense saves lives! Read more »

Police Exam Open Houses

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The New Bedford Police Department will be hosting (2) Open House Sessions for the Upcoming Police Exam. Resident’s considering a career in law enforcement are encouraged to attend for a chance to learn more about the inner workings of our department. All sessions will be at Police Headquarters located at 871 Rockdale Ave, in the […] Read more »