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Drop-in center offers support to those facing opioid issues

Many lives are touched by opioid use and addiction, which can wreak havoc on the lives of users and their families.   A monthly drop-in center to provide support services and resources for those struggling with opioid use and addiction and their loved ones will meet for the first time from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June…

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Three officers receive promotions at special ceremony

We are proud to introduce our three newly promoted officers. Lt. Frank Correia, a 24-year veteran, was promoted to captain. He began his career with the New Bedford Police Department in 1993 and was promoted to sergeant in 2010 and to lieutenant in 2013. Sgt. Nathaniel Rodriguez, a 13-year veteran, is now a lieutenant. He…

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Walk and Talk takes officers onto streets to build connections

Walk and Talk, a new program that will bring New Bedford Police Department officers even closer to the communities we serve, was introduced at a media event Thursday, June 15. Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro discussed the program and its importance to the vital effort of maintaining connections with city residents and…

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Police officers host event to benefit veteran suicide awareness

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Two New Bedford police officers are hosting a fun summer event to raise awareness of that sad statistic. Officers Jared Lucas and Donald Williams are hosting a pub crawl starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11 to benefit Mission 22, a veterans’ organization that promotes suicide awareness…

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Public’s help sought in identifying suspect

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who broke into Moby Dick Retail at 27 William St. May 17. The suspect apparently used a brick to break into the front glass door. He stole cash and jewelry. Anyone who might recognize the suspect or who has more information on the incident is…

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Patrols enforce crosswalk safety

New Bedford Police traffic division, in conjunction with community policing, remind you to be careful when approaching crosswalks. Vehicles MUST stop when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk in the direction they are driving. Drivers headed the opposite direction must stop when the pedestrian is within 10 feet of their lane. Patrols are out periodically…

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NBPD officers proudly place flags on veterans’ graves

We are incredibly proud of our New Bedford Police volunteers who spent part of a rainy Thursday afternoon placing flags on the graves of veterans at Rural Cemetery. Please thank a veteran this Memorial Day weekend, and take a moment to remember a fallen hero. All gave some, some gave all. From left are Officer…

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Prescription drop-off boxes available at all stations

New Bedford Police Department reminds the public that prescription medication drop-off boxes are available at all three stations and police headquarters. Police headquarters is located at 871 Rockdale Ave. The stations are: Station 1, 572 Pleasant St.; Station 2, 168 Cove St.; and Station 3, 781 Ashley Blvd. The public is encouraged to use these…

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NBPD receives strong marks for accident response

The New Bedford Police Department has earned strong marks from the public for their prompt, professional response to motor vehicle accidents   People who are involved in accidents in New Bedford can rate their experiences in surveys that are available at police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave. Surveys are distributed to anyone who visits headquarters looking…

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Crossfit workout benefits Team Owen

Work out all your muscles, especially your heart, at 9 a.m. On Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. the second Team Owen workout day will be held at Crossfit New Bedford, 140 Rogers St., Dartmouth. Come work out for a great cause and help raise as much money as possible for Team Owen and the…

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