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Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez named new public information officer

The New Bedford Police Department is proud to announce that Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez has been named the department’s new public information officer and administrative assistant to the chief’s office. He replaces Capt. Ricard Rezendes, who was promoted to captain and is station commander at Station 2. Lt. Rodriguez has worked for the New Bedford Police…

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Officer Pimentel rescues six people from fire

We are proud of our New Bedford Police Officer Nathan Pimentel, who rescued six people from a burning building at 282 Tinkham St. early Wednesday. He also helped to alert the fire department to a 56-year-old woman who was found in her second floor apartment, unresponsive. Officer Pimentel was the first to arrive on the…

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Twelve graduate from Citizens Police Academy

The most recent class of the Citizens Police Academy graduated from the program Friday, Dec. 29. The academy gives citizens the opportunity to learn more about police work from an inside perspective. Officers from the department led classes on a variety of topics. Twelve participants attended the most recent academy. Participants were: Judy Brosky, Jerry…

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Mayor, chief discuss plan for more cameras

Mayor Jon Mitchell, Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro, and members of the City Council announced an important new investment in public safety Tuesday, proposing to expand the use of police cameras in public areas of key neighborhoods. The plan comes in response to recent feedback from neighborhood leaders and residents in key neighborhoods. Particular camera locations…

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Fill the Bus Toy Drive brightens holiday for about 100 area children

Christmas is over but the warm feelings remain, even in this bitter cold. With support from terrific sponsors and a generous public, we were happy to deliver gifts to nearly 100 children this year. Thanks to all who participated in the seventh annual Safe Zones Fill the Bus Toy Drive and a special shout out…

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NBPD welcomes retirees to Christmas party

Some of our favorite people, retirees of the New Bedford Police Department, were the guests of honor at our annual Christmas party held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave. Everyone enjoyed the chance to catch up and to view a special slide show of historic photos of department members organized by Ken…

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Children add hands, hearts to City of One window

Talented youngsters and local artists created a window into the spirit of City of One as they added their handprints to the design representing the NBPD Saturday. Check out the completed window at BCC’s Star Store building on Union Street. In addition to the painting, the children enjoyed pizza courtesy Domino’s, hot chocolate, wrote letters…

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Presents with Police provides happy holiday for area children

Members of the New Bedford Police Department spent Saturday morning buying presents for disadvantaged children at Target during our Presents with Police event. We are so grateful for all the support we received. We were able to shop with youngsters thanks to donations from Shuster Corporation, Stackhouse Club, Delken cleaners, New Bedford Police Union, Target,…

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Meetings scheduled to shape future of policing in New Bedford

Want to have a say about the future of the New Bedford Police Department? Two community safety and police initiatives meetings are scheduled to allow the public to provide feedback. The New Bedford Police Department has a strong commitment to the city and to those who live, work or visit New Bedford. We want to…

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