Stop texting and driving!


We all know that texting and other forms of distracted driving are dangerous habits. Especially during these busy summer months, the New Bedford Police Department encourages you and your loved ones to put down your phone or other distractions while driving. Common sense saves lives! Read more »

Police Exam Open Houses


The New Bedford Police Department will be hosting (2) Open House Sessions for the Upcoming Police Exam. Resident’s considering a career in law enforcement are encouraged to attend for a chance to learn more about the inner workings of our department. All sessions will be at Police Headquarters located at 871 Rockdale Ave, in the […] Read more »

Low Cost Rabies Clinic 2015


Low Cost Rabies Clinic For all surrounding communities WHEN: SATURDAY MARCH 28TH TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00 NOON FEE: $10.00 PER PET New Bedford Dog Licenses will be available. **NEW LOCATIONS** SOUTHEND: HAZELWOOD PARK SENIOR CENTER BROCK AVE NORTHEND: BROOKLAWN PARK SENIOR CENTER ACUSHNET AVE All animals must be properly restrained. All dog licenses must be […] Read more »

Upcoming 2015 Police Officer Test


CLOSING DATE: 03/26/15 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION: POLICE OFFICER – MUNICIPAL and MBTA TRANSIT POLICE Written Examination Date: April 25, 2015 Application Deadline: March 13, 2015* Examination Fee: $100 Written Examination Locations: Various sites across the state *There is an additional $50 fee for applications received after March 13, 2015. Applications will NOT be accepted after […] Read more »

Keep the Holidays Happy. Drive Sober.


The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division is launching a public awareness campaign to discourage citizens of the Commonwealth from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, particularly during the holidays.   Read more »

2014 National Drug Take-Back Day and Sharps Drop-Off Day


The New Bedford Police Department has once again joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Sharps Drop-Off Day Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the New Bedford Police Department, 871 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA. This will provide a […] Read more »

Firearms Bureau License/Renewal Delays

Currently the New Bedford Police Department Firearms Division is experiencing much higher than usual volume for firearms licenses and renewals. There is a 4 to 6 month backlog for appointments. If you need an appointment to renew or apply for a license, please keep this wait in mind in order to avoid a lapse in […] Read more »

New Bedford Adds 12 New Officers


New Bedford’s newest police officers were sworn in this morning at City Hall. The 12 new officers completed 21 weeks of intensive training in the Plymouth Police Academy, graduating Friday, February 1, 2013. After the ceremony this morning, they are now officially members of the New Bedford Police Department. The new officers went through intensive […] Read more »

New Bedford Police Launch MYPD App for Android and iPhones

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New Bedford Police Announce New iPhone & Android App Is Now Available to the Public   The New Bedford Police Department’s newest crime fighting initiative is now available right on your Android or iPhone. The MyPD app has 24 possible features and options.  Some of the features include department contacts, push notifications, feedback & tips […] Read more »

New Central Records Bureau hours

New Central Records Bureau hours. Be advised that until further notice, the Central Records Bureau located at 871 Rockdale Avenue has new hours. Monday – Closed from 8am till Noon. Open Noon till 3pm. Tues – Friday – Open 9:30am till 3pm Saturday – Sunday – Closed Read more »