Officer Michael Cassidy saluted for dedication

    Congratulations to Officer Michael Cassidy, who received a certificate of commendation from Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro for his vigilance and commitment. During his off-duty hours, Officer Cassidy helped arrest three suspects in multiple cases of larceny of a motor vehicle and armed robbery.  While driving home after his shift, Officer Cassidy observed one […] Read more »

Chief lends his voice to campaign promoting school attendance

Every day counts, in school, on the job and in life. That important philosophy will be underscored in an automated phone call from Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro that will be sent to families of children who are absent from school. The calls will begin after the February school vacation.  The chief is the first community […] Read more »

Police association sponsors telephone fundraiser

The New Bedford Police Association is sponsoring a telephone fund-raising drive. This drive will help support the families of officers killed in the line of duty and offset funeral expenses for retired officers and their spouses. Anyone who donates will receive a free ticket to a magic show scheduled May 17 at Keith Middle School. […] Read more »

Officer Gregory Sirois saluted for solving case from behind the desk

Congratulations to Officer Gregory Sirois, who received a certificate of commendation from Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro Monday for his investigation into the robbery of several stores by a suspect who used a stun gun and fled in stolen vehicles. Using skills honed over 28 years in the department, including in the detective division, he was […] Read more »

Students perform for first responders

Local local enforcement officers and first responders were honored Monday at a ceremony at St. James St. John School. The students presented cards of thanks to local police, fire and EMT departments and graced them with a song. Great job!  Read more »

Police exam informational classes Feb. 2, 11, 16

The New Bedford Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to join the force and serve and protect their community. Informational classes for anyone interested in becoming a New Bedford police officer are scheduled throughout the city. Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Buttonwood Park community center; […] Read more »

Animal control officers kindness earns praise

  Pets are like family to people. That makes the kindness of animal control officers Manny Maciel and Ann Marie Dasilva, who provided compassion and sensitivity to a family struggling with the loss of their beloved cat, especially appreciated, The family shared their story in a communication with Chief Joseph Cordeiro. The family’s cat had […] Read more »

New police officers to be sworn in Monday

Congratulations to Jeremy Dellecese and Samuel Algarin-Mojica, who will be sworn in Monday as the newest members of the New Bedford Police Department family. They graduated today from the police academy. From left are Deputy Chief Paul Oliveira, Lt. Ricard Rezendes, Jeremy Dellecese, Samuel Algarin-Mojica, Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Rev. David Lima, NBPD chaplain. Read more »

Vocational students get hands-on police lesson

Juniors in the legal and protective services program at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School visited police headquarters Tuesday to participate in a mock armed robbery of a phone store scenario to test their skills and judgment.   Thank you to Officer Kurt Gonsalves for being our first responding officer, Kelly Almeida for playing our […] Read more »

Junior police academy gives middle schoolers a look at NBPD

NEW BEDFORD _ Students at Keith Middle School received a behind-the-scenes look at police work this fall through the Junior Police Academy, an eight-week program led by New Bedford Police Department School Resource Officer Julio Barbosa.   Through this program, 25 students learned different aspects of police work, including handcuffing, physical fitness, and different types […] Read more »