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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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Alden Court honors first responders

Thanks to the folks at Alden Court Nursing and Rehab Center of Fairhaven for honoring local first responders, including New Bedford Police, at the First Responders Dedication Day held Thursday, Sept. 27. First responders were treated to breakfast and then talked with residents about their work and the vehicles and equipment they use. New Bedford…

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Women’s Center honors NBPD domestic violence unit

The Women’s Center of New Bedford honored the New Bedford Police Department Domestic Violence Unit with its civic partner award Sept. 25.  “For more than 20 years, the New Bedford Police Department domestic violence unit has been critical partners with The Women’s Center,” the plaque reads. “Serving local victims of domestic violence and helping them…

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Participants wanted to perk up Coffee with a Cop Oct. 3

Have you ever wanted to talk to a police officer about your concerns? Learn more about their work? All while savoring a great cup of coffee?   Here’s your chance!   New Bedford Police Department is joining with police departments across the country for Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Oct. 3.   Members of…

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