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New officers to be sworn in June 29

We are proud to announce that the New Bedford Police Department will welcome two new officers at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at City Council chambers at City Hall, 133 William St. Mark Conley and James Marinelli will be officially sworn in at that time as New Bedford Police officers. Pictured from left, Lt. Ricard…

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BaySox honor first responders June 29

What’s even better than a summer night at the ballpark?   A night when the BaySox honor hometown heroes.   The team will salute police and fire employees and EMTs Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. when the BaySox take on the Newport Gulls at Paul Walsh Field, 543 Maxfield St.   All first responders…

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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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