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NBPD helps children use bike helmets safely

Station 3 Commander Capt. Amos Melo, top, and Community Police Officer Tony Pereira visited children at the P.A.C.E Family Center at Hayden-McFadden Elementary School Wednesday April 18 to teach the youngsters about bicycle safety and to make sure they were wearing their helmets correctly. Gently used bicycles donated by Mass in Motion were presented to…

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A special gift from a special person

Many thanks to Nancy Black of New Bedford, who visited all of our stations Tuesday, April 17 to deliver a lovely blue and white bouquet and a letter of support for our department and all departments and sending her sympathy for the loss of Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon. We are deeply touched by the…

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 28

New Bedford Police will collect unwanted and expired prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, as part of the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.   The event will be held outside police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave.   Drug Take Back Day allows the…

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Wine and beer tasting supports New Bedford Police Union Cycle Team

A wine and beer tasting was held Friday, April 6 at Waterfront Grill, 36 Homer’s Wharf to benefit The New Bedford Police Union’s Cycle Team. The team is participating in the 2018 Police Unity ride to continue to raise awareness for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Members of the New Bedford Police…

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NBPD mourns Retired Officer Ronald Pacheco

We are saddened to report that we have lost a member of our family, Retired Police Officer Ronald Pacheco. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He joined the department in 1975 and served in the K-9 unit, worked at station 1 and 2 and in the narcotics unit before retiring as…

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NBPD mourns Retired Officer Joseph Magalhaes

  We are saddened to report the loss of a family member, Retired Police Officer Joseph Magalhaes. He joined the department in 1992. He worked at police headquarters, at station 2 and in the domestic violence unit before retiring in 2014.  Joseph Magalhaes, age 48, died at his residence on April 4, 2018. He was…

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NBPD mourns Capt. Edward J. Wiley

We are mourning the loss of a beloved family member. Captain Edward J. Wiley, 77, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 31, 2018. “ Captain Wiley was a kind and gentle man, a loyal friend, dedicated public servant to our community and a proud member of the New Bedford…

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NBPD salutes recent retirees

We would like to honor and salute our recent retirees. We thank them for their dedicated service and wish them good health and much happiness in their retirement.Pictured at bottom from left are: Capt. Thomas F. Flood Jr. was appointed a police officer in 1981, promoted a sergeant in 1992, lieutenant in 2006 and captain…

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Newly named station commander saves man in submerged vehicle

Heroic efforts by New Bedford Police Capt. Dennis Ledo and Dartmouth Call Firefighter Peter Andrade saved a 24-year-man whose car went into the water off West Beach Friday, March 2 and became submerged. The man was driving south on West Rodney French Boulevard when, for reasons that are unknown at this time, his vehicle drove…

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