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Deadline approaching for police officer civil service exam

Looking for an exciting, rewarding job? Want to make a difference in your community? The 2019 Municipal and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam will be offered March 23. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6. To learn more details, visit

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Donation boxes at all stations to fill with unwrapped toys

It’s the season of giving and New Bedford Police and Safe Zones are joining forces again this holiday season to collect unwrapped toys for children in need. Donation boxes are in place at all police stations, Station 1, 572 Pleasant St.; Station 2, 168 Cove St.; Station 3, 781 Ashley Blvd. and police headquarters, 871…

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Recently retired Officer O’Shea honored

Recently retired New Bedford Police Officer Terence J. O’Shea received a shadowbox reflecting his police career, a commendation from U.S. Rep. William Keating and the gratitude of Chief Joseph Cordeiro on his recent retirement. Officer O’Shea was appointed a police officer in 1983 and retired March 17, 2018. The entire department wishes him good health…

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Basketball program unites police, community, middle schoolers

New Bedford police , community members and middle school youngsters are hooping it up through a new program, Cops, Kids, Community Development program, which pairs middle school kids with our officers and other community members through their shared love of basketball. The first practice was held at the Christian Fellowship Center on Nov. 16. The…

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NBPD mourns former Capt. L. Rene Rochefort

We are sorry to report the loss of one of our beloved retirees. L. René Rochefort, 95, of Fairhaven died November 17, 2018 at Alden Court Nursing Home.  He was the husband of the late Alice M. (Limacher) Rochefort.  Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Adelard J. and Anna M. (Tremblay) Rochefort,…

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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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