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Cadets graduate from academy, to be sworn in Sept. 17

New Bedford Police cadets, front from left, Jonathan Fagundes, Gerald Harris Jr., Adam Amaro, Jessica Nicoli, Nathaniel Goncalo and Justice Andrade graduated Friday, Sept. 14 from the Massachusetts State Police Municipal Academy in New Braintree. They will be sworn in Monday, Sept. 17 as New Bedford police officers. There to watch their graduation and congratulate…

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Officer Nathan Pimentel receives prestigious award for heroic actions

Congratulations to Officer Nathan Pimentel, who received the prestigious Medal of Valor Sept. 12 at the 93rd annual training conference of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police.   Officer Pimentel was honored for his life-saving efforts during a house fire Jan. 17, 2018 at 282 Tinkham St.   Officer Pimentel, who was assigned…

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NBPD sergeants complete leadership program

Congratulations to our sergeants who completed the 12-day Bristol County Law Enforcement Leadership Program. The program is sponsored by Bristol Community College in partnership with the Bristol County Chiefs of Police Association. The graduation was held at the Swansea police department and honored graduates from multiple law enforcement agencies in the area. Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez,…

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Lt. Scott Carola’s artwork showcased at Gallery X

Lt. Scott Carola is a man of many talents. In addition to working as a detective in the New Bedford Police Department, he is also a highly skilled and respected artist. His work is on display through Sept. 30 at Gallery X, 169 William St. as The Frederick Douglass Memorial Invitational Series proudly presents the…

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School shooting survivors to speak at UMass Dartmouth

Parkland, Fla. school shooting survivors David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin from Never Again MSD will be guest speakers at Engaging Student Voices: A Focus on Voting, Gun Control and Anti-Violence at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 17 at the main auditorium of UMass Dartmouth. They will discuss how young people can affect policy through voting. Admission…

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Former NHL All-Star shares fight with opioids at Oct. 14 event

Kevin Stevens was a tough and talented hockey player _ but his biggest battle was off the ice, with opioid addiction.  And after years of aiming for the net, he now has a new goal: To stop the opioid epidemic, especially among young people. He will be a guest speaker at a drug awareness program…

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign under way

The New Bedford Police Department will increase impaired driving patrols on local roads over the next three weeks with grant funds from the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).  New Bedford Police will join local departments across the state as well as the Massachusetts State Police in the…

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Scam warning issued about calls claiming to be from IRS

The New Bedford Police Department is warning residents to be aware of scammers who are calling people at random and claiming to be from the IRS or other federal government agencies.  Remember:  The IRS does not call customers. They do not have the authority to issue warrants or make arrests.  Police urge the public to…

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National Night Out Aug. 7 unites police, public

NEW BEDFORD _ The community is invited to join with public safety representatives to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime from 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Riverside Park, Belleville Avenue and Deane Street.   This year’s event, sponsored by Neighborhoods United, will be celebrated in memory of two brave officers who gave their lives…

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Family brings cookies, smiles to stations

Talk about a sweet visit! The Figueiredo family _ mom Rebecca, daughter Molly, 11, and son Connor, 9, visited the city’s police and fire station Wednesday July 18 to bring gifts of cookies. They received a tour of police headquarters where they enjoyed a cookie with Chief Joseph Cordeiro and talked with motorcycle officer John…

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