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New Bedford Police welcome three new officers

NEW BEDFORD _ The New Bedford Police Department welcomed three new officers Monday, Nov. 20, at a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. Officers Drew Frenette, Andrew Parker and Stephen Tomasia were sworn in by City Clerk Dennis Farias. Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councilor Kerry Winterson, Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Lt. Ricard Rezendes were on…

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Three future officers graduate from police academy

Congratulations and welcome to the future members of the New Bedford Police Department, Recruits Andrew Parker, Drew Frenette and Stephen Tomasia, who graduated Wednesday morning from the 64th Recruit Officers Course at Plymouth Police Academy. We look forward to their service in our department. They will be sworn in Monday, Nov. 20 at City Hall.…

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Lt. Ricard Rezendes named new public information officer

New Bedford Police have named Lt. Ricard Rezendes as the department’s new Public Information Officer. He replaces Capt. Amos Melo, who was promoted to Captain and is Station Commander at Station 3. Lt. Rezendes is a 28-year veteran of the New Bedford Police Department. He joined the force in 1989, was promoted to Sergeant in…

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Three department members receive promotions at special ceremony

We are proud to recognize our three recently promoted department members. They were officially promoted at a ceremony Tuesday Oct. 17 at a ceremony at Keith Middle School. Lt. Amos Melo was officially promoted to captain, Sgt. Robert Holmes Jr. to lieutenant and Officer Paul Fonseca to sergeant. Capt. Melo began his career with the…

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Junior Police Academy youngsters learn about marine unit

Members of the Junior Police Academy took to the water Saturday to spend time with and learn about the New Bedford Police Department marine services unit. The youngsters, ages 11 to 13, took a ride on the police boat and learned about the work and responsibilities of the members of the marine services unit. The…

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Public’s help sought in identifying suspect

New Bedford Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a Sept. 23 robbery at Gallery 65, 65 William St. A witness told police that a woman entered the store, demanded money and reached into a drawer and stole money. The suspect was described as a black woman in her 20s,…

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