In an emergency, please dial 911
Report a tip/crime Phone numbers

News

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…

Read More

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,”…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Bike, property auction Sept. 22

  The New Bedford Police Department is hosting an auction of bicycles and other unclaimed property at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at New Bedford Police headquarters, 871 Rockdale Ave.   All items are in “as is” condition. Purchases must be made with cash only and those attending must present valid identification to register for…

Read More

Cadets graduate from academy, to be sworn in Sept. 17

New Bedford Police cadets, front from left, Jonathan Fagundes, Gerald Harris Jr., Adam Amaro, Jessica Nicoli, Nathaniel Goncalo and Justice Andrade graduated Friday, Sept. 14 from the Massachusetts State Police Municipal Academy in New Braintree. They will be sworn in Monday, Sept. 17 as New Bedford police officers. There to watch their graduation and congratulate…

Read More

Officer Nathan Pimentel receives prestigious award for heroic actions

Congratulations to Officer Nathan Pimentel, who received the prestigious Medal of Valor Sept. 12 at the 93rd annual training conference of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police.   Officer Pimentel was honored for his life-saving efforts during a house fire Jan. 17, 2018 at 282 Tinkham St.   Officer Pimentel, who was assigned…

Read More