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Meet new NBPD officer Victoria Wagner

The newest member of the New Bedford Police Department proves that the road to a goal can take some interesting twists and turns. Victoria Wagner, 28, had always wanted to join the New Bedford Police Department but the timing hadn’t been right until now. She graduated from high school on Cape Cod and received a…

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Meet new NBPD officer Tim DaCosta

Tim DaCosta’s blood lines run a proud shade of blue. The newest member of the New Bedford Police Department is the son of Ed DaCosta, a highly decorated member of the Massachusetts State Police, and Jill DaCosta. Growing up in a law enforcement family and seeing how much respect his father received, pursuing a career…

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Meet new NBPD officer Turner Ryan

For Officer Turner Ryan, the newest member of the New Bedford Police Department, his new job represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream. “I have wanted to be on the New Bedford Police Department my whole life,’’ he said. He was born and raised in New Bedford, where he graduated from New Bedford High School…

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NBPD proud to welcome three new officers

Tuesday, April 18 was a proud day for the NBPD as we welcomed three new officers to our family. Being sworn in as New Bedford police officers at City Hall are, from left, Turner Ryan, Victoria Wagner and Tim DaCosta. The proud group in attendance included, from left, Police Chaplain Rev. David Lima, Lt. Ricard…

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Detectives solve string of city robberies

Great job by New Bedford Police Detectives! They have arrested two men in connection with a string of robberies in the city over the past two months.   They will also face additional charges in connection with robberies throughout New Bedford as detectives continue their investigation. The two men have also been linked to robberies…

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Junior police academy unites law enforcement, students

In her second year leading a junior police academy for students at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Officer Leanne Fisher, who is also the school’s resource officer, has a major goal in mind. “I want them to understand how cool police officers can be,’’ she said. Students who attended the recently completed…

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NBPD makes splash at successful Polar Plunge debut

More than 150 plungers made such a splash Saturday, March 25, at the first annual New Bedford Polar Plunge at East Beach they launched what is hoped to be an annual tradition. The New Bedford Police Union, in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run, hosted the plunge. The plungers braved 38-degree water temperatures…

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Beer, wine tasting benefits Unity Tour for fallen officers

Try out some beer and wine, grab some light refreshments and help an important cause at the beer and wine tasting to be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at The Waterfront Grille, 36 Homer’s Wharf, New Bedford. Proceeds directly benefit Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour was organized to bring public…

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Police department members read to Global Learning Charter School students

Thanks to members of the New Bedford Police Department for writing the latest chapter in the NBPD’s connection with our school community. They read sections from “A Series of Unfortunate Events’’ Friday to students at Global Learning Charter School during a read-a-thon at the school. Readers included Chief Joseph Cordeiro, Lt. Scott Carola, Officer Leanne…

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