Chief wishes everyone a safe, happy Halloween

Halloween is days away and the New Bedford Police Department wants to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Extra patrols will be out that evening to ensure that the evening is a treat for everyone. Chief Joseph Cordeiro encouraged everyone to keep safety in mind while enjoying the holiday. “This is a wonderful opportunity […] Read more »

Bring unused, expired medications to Drug Take-Back Day

The New Bedford Police Department encourages residents to drop off unused or expired medications from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at New Bedford Police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave., during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. By dropping off your medication Saturday, you can be assured that it will be disposed of safely. Prescription […] Read more »

Officer Michael Boswell honored for saving a life

Officer Michael Boswell, a 23-year veteran of the New Bedford Police Department assigned to station 3 in the North End, was honored on Oct. 14 for saving a life while on duty. Officer Boswell was presented with a lifesaving award and pin by Chief Joseph C. Cordeiro for his actions which saved the life of […] Read more »

NBPD detectives take gun off street

Great work by the NBPD gang unit in finding a loaded firearm stolen from an area gun shop hidden under a boiler in the basement of a Sawyer Street home . Detectives were patrolling the area Wednesday night when they observed a man who fled upon seeing a police cruiser. The detectives checked a nearby […] Read more »

Lt. Amos Melo leads active shooter training

No one wants to consider the possibility of an active shooter entering their workplace. But being prepared and being aware could save your life and the lives of your colleagues should the unthinkable happen. New Bedford Police Lt. Amos Melo led six training sessions for city workers in late September and early October at New […] Read more »

Camera Registry Program

“New Bedford is a City of One. We all work together to make the city a great place to live and work. This effort is a perfect example of that philosophy. We hope people will be willing to help us by sharing their information about their security cameras. Working together we can make our community […] Read more »

New Bedford Police Chaplain David A. Lima

The New Bedford Police Department formally announces Reverend David Lima as the Chaplain of the New Bedford Police Department. Reverend David A. Lima has been the Executive Minister of the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford since December 2006. He has served in a variety of leadership positions for the Council and was President from […] Read more »

Job Openings

Follow the links below to the job description posted on the City Of New Bedford website. Intern Coordinator Data Entry Clerk Temp Read more »

Phone Outage

On Friday July 29th beginning at 6PM the city will be doing some work that will cause an outage of the phone lines to the local police stations. Our Communications Center will be unaffected by this, so as with any emergency dial 911. All non emergency calls beginning at 6pm on Friday until Saturday morning […] Read more »