Bring unused, expired medications to Drug Take-Back Day


The New Bedford Police Department encourages residents to drop off unused or expired medications from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at New Bedford Police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave., during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. By dropping off your medication Saturday, you can be assured that it will be disposed of safely. Prescription […] Read more »

Officer Michael Boswell honored for saving a life


Officer Michael Boswell, a 23-year veteran of the New Bedford Police Department assigned to station 3 in the North End, was honored on Oct. 14 for saving a life while on duty. Officer Boswell was presented with a lifesaving award and pin by Chief Joseph C. Cordeiro for his actions which saved the life of […] Read more »

NBPD detectives take gun off street


Great work by the NBPD gang unit in finding a loaded firearm stolen from an area gun shop hidden under a boiler in the basement of a Sawyer Street home . Detectives were patrolling the area Wednesday night when they observed a man who fled upon seeing a police cruiser. The detectives checked a nearby […] Read more »

Lt. Amos Melo leads active shooter training


No one wants to consider the possibility of an active shooter entering their workplace. But being prepared and being aware could save your life and the lives of your colleagues should the unthinkable happen. New Bedford Police Lt. Amos Melo led six training sessions for city workers in late September and early October at New […] Read more »

Camera Registry Program


“New Bedford is a City of One. We all work together to make the city a great place to live and work. This effort is a perfect example of that philosophy. We hope people will be willing to help us by sharing their information about their security cameras. Working together we can make our community […] Read more »

New Bedford Police Chaplain David A. Lima


The New Bedford Police Department formally announces Reverend David Lima as the Chaplain of the New Bedford Police Department. Reverend David A. Lima has been the Executive Minister of the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford since December 2006. He has served in a variety of leadership positions for the Council and was President from […] Read more »

Job Openings


Follow the links below to the job description posted on the City Of New Bedford website. Intern Coordinator Data Entry Clerk Temp Read more »

Phone Outage


On Friday July 29th beginning at 6PM the city will be doing some work that will cause an outage of the phone lines to the local police stations. Our Communications Center will be unaffected by this, so as with any emergency dial 911. All non emergency calls beginning at 6pm on Friday until Saturday morning […] Read more »

North End Meet and Greet


North End Meet and Greet On Tuesday July 26th, 2016 between the hours of 10am- 12pm, the New Bedford Police Department would like to welcome everyone to 781 Ashley Boulevard to meet Lieutenant Demers. Lieutenant Demers has worked for the New Bedford Police Department for the past 21 years and has been the day shift […] Read more »