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Portuguese American Police Association members deliver turkeys

We are grateful this Thanksgiving week to members of Portuguese American Police Association.   They visited Stop & Shop on Dartmouth Street Monday morning Nov. 19 to purchase turkeys and trimmings, at discounted advertised prices, for their Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. The turkeys were funded through association fund-raisers.   Association members picked up and distributed 110…

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Retired Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa passes away

We are sorry to report that retired New Bedford Police Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa, Jr., 87, of Fairhaven died November 4, 2018 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Dolores E. (Medeiros) Gioiosa, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.  Born in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph and Julia (Camaioni)…

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Beware of calls requesting credit card information

The City of New Bedford Treasurer’s Office reports that residents are receiving calls from people claiming to represent the treasurer’s office. The caller tells them that they owe back taxes and that they need to provide a credit card number.  These calls are scams.  The treasurer’s office reminds the public that they NEVER request payment…

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NBPD adds to the fun of fun run at Ashley School

We were happy to participate Friday, Oct. 19 at the fun run at Ashley School. The run, sponsored by the parent-teacher organization PATHS (Parents and Teachers Helping Students), is a major fund-raiser for PATHS. Student received online pledges for every lap they walked or ran (or in some cases danced!). New Bedford Police officers joined…

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27 at police headquarters

New Bedford Police will collect unwanted and expired prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The event will be held outside police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave.  The event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of…

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Community Policing Week celebrated

This is a great week for the New Bedford Police Department and our counterparts across the state. Gov. Charlie Baker has proclaimed Oct. 15-21 as Community Policing Week. The proclamation reflects his support of the community policing philosophy, which “encourages interactive partnerships with all our relevant stakeholders, including community groups, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and businesses,”…

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Artwork done by public safety officials on display at UMass downtown

The men and women who work in public safety see it all in their day to day work, from the great rewards of helping people to the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy. An ongoing exhibit at the UMass College of Visual and Performing Arts (the former Star Store building), 715 Purchase St., features the powerful work…

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Signs honor heroes of New Bedford Police Department

Visitors  to three of our New Bedford Police stations will soon see new signs over the entryway. Chief Joseph Cordeiro purchased signs created by retired city employee Luis Bolarinho that read “Heroes pass through these doors everyday.” The signs are a reminder to the officers and the public that the work they do is truly…

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