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NBPD welcomes retirees to Christmas party

Some of our favorite people, retirees of the New Bedford Police Department, were the guests of honor at our annual Christmas party held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave. Everyone enjoyed the chance to catch up and to view a special slide show of historic photos of department members organized by Ken…

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Blocking fire hydrants can have tragic consequences

Finding a parking spot on narrow city streets can be challenging but there is never an excuse for parking in front of a hydrant. Doing so can hinder efforts to fight fires and potentially cost lives. On Sunday afternoon, the fire and police departments had to tag and remove vehicles parked in front of a…

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Children add hands, hearts to City of One window

Talented youngsters and local artists created a window into the spirit of City of One as they added their handprints to the design representing the NBPD Saturday. Check out the completed window at BCC’s Star Store building on Union Street. In addition to the painting, the children enjoyed pizza courtesy Domino’s, hot chocolate, wrote letters…

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Presents with Police provides happy holiday for area children

Members of the New Bedford Police Department spent Saturday morning buying presents for disadvantaged children at Target during our Presents with Police event. We are so grateful for all the support we received. We were able to shop with youngsters thanks to donations from Shuster Corporation, Stackhouse Club, Delken cleaners, New Bedford Police Union, Target,…

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Meetings scheduled to shape future of policing in New Bedford

Want to have a say about the future of the New Bedford Police Department? Two community safety and police initiatives meetings are scheduled to allow the public to provide feedback. The New Bedford Police Department has a strong commitment to the city and to those who live, work or visit New Bedford. We want to…

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New Bedford Police welcome three new officers

NEW BEDFORD _ The New Bedford Police Department welcomed three new officers Monday, Nov. 20, at a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. Officers Drew Frenette, Andrew Parker and Stephen Tomasia were sworn in by City Clerk Dennis Farias. Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councilor Kerry Winterson, Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Lt. Ricard Rezendes were on…

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Three future officers graduate from police academy

Congratulations and welcome to the future members of the New Bedford Police Department, Recruits Andrew Parker, Drew Frenette and Stephen Tomasia, who graduated Wednesday morning from the 64th Recruit Officers Course at Plymouth Police Academy. We look forward to their service in our department. They will be sworn in Monday, Nov. 20 at City Hall.…

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Lt. Ricard Rezendes named new public information officer

New Bedford Police have named Lt. Ricard Rezendes as the department’s new Public Information Officer. He replaces Capt. Amos Melo, who was promoted to Captain and is Station Commander at Station 3. Lt. Rezendes is a 28-year veteran of the New Bedford Police Department. He joined the force in 1989, was promoted to Sergeant in…

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