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Police greet students at High Five Friday

New Bedford Police proudly participated March 24 in High Five Friday, a program held across the state that day to help strengthen bonds and develop connections between police and young people . New Bedford police officers visited a number of city schools, greeting students with high fives as they entered the building and wishing them…

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NBPD runs half-marathon to honor fallen officers

They may not have crossed the finish line in first place, but we are so proud of the six New Bedford police team members who ran Sunday in the half marathon. They ran to pay tribute to the 135 officers who had made the ultimate sacrifice in 2016 and to raise money to assist the…

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Police department ready for half marathon March 19

  March 19 is one of the most exciting days on New Bedford’s busy calendar. The 40th annual half marathon, hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the City of New Bedford, kicks off downtown at 11 a.m. To maintain the race’s reputation as one of the safest in New England, more than…

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Chief honored by Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Chief Joseph Cordeiro received the 2017 Sean Patrick Toomey community award for outstanding leadership in the community and unselfish service to others. The award was presented by the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick March 11 at their 76th celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick. The chief is pictured with…

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Det. Dominque Sherburne joins family services unit

The New Bedford Police Department welcomes Det. Dominique Sherburne as the newest member of the family services unit. In her new position, Det. Sherburne will investigate cases of child abuse, adult sexual assault, elder abuse, disabled persons abuse and domestic violence. She is also assigned as a detective for the unit’s cases of commercial sexual…

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Officer Michael Cassidy saluted for dedication

    Congratulations to Officer Michael Cassidy, who received a certificate of commendation from Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro for his vigilance and commitment. During his off-duty hours, Officer Cassidy helped arrest three suspects in multiple cases of larceny of a motor vehicle and armed robbery.  While driving home after his shift, Officer Cassidy observed one…

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Chief lends his voice to campaign promoting school attendance

Every day counts, in school, on the job and in life. That important philosophy will be underscored in an automated phone call from Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro that will be sent to families of children who are absent from school. The calls will begin after the February school vacation.  The chief is the first community…

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Police association sponsors telephone fundraiser

The New Bedford Police Association is sponsoring a telephone fund-raising drive. This drive will help support the families of officers killed in the line of duty and offset funeral expenses for retired officers and their spouses. Anyone who donates will receive a free ticket to a magic show scheduled May 17 at Keith Middle School.…

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Officer Gregory Sirois saluted for solving case from behind the desk

Congratulations to Officer Gregory Sirois, who received a certificate of commendation from Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro Monday for his investigation into the robbery of several stores by a suspect who used a stun gun and fled in stolen vehicles. Using skills honed over 28 years in the department, including in the detective division, he was…

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Students perform for first responders

Local local enforcement officers and first responders were honored Monday at a ceremony at St. James St. John School. The students presented cards of thanks to local police, fire and EMT departments and graced them with a song. Great job! 

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