Operation Outreach

Operation Outreach In an effort to help combat the opiate crisis affecting our community, the New Bedford Police Department has teamed up with P.A.A.C.A (Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction), Seven Hills Behavioral Health, and Pastors from the Inner Church Council. Outreach teams consist of police officers, drug counselors, and members of the faith community. Working […] Read more »

South End Meet and Greet


On Thursday June 30th, 2016 between the hours of 10am- 12pm, the New Bedford Police Department would like to welcome everyone to 168 Cove Street to meet the Commander of Station Two, Captain Hebert. Captain Hebert has been running the South End station for the past 4 years. Captain Hebert would like to meet local […] Read more »

Meet and Greet


On Tuesday June 21st, 2016 between the hours of 10am- 2pm, the New Bedford Police Department would like to welcome everyone to 572 Pleasant Street to meet the new Commander of Station One, Captain Belong. Captain Belong recently took command of the station after former Captain J. Cordeiro was promoted to Chief. Captain Belong would […] Read more »

New Bedford Police Department Promotions


On Friday June 3rd in an auditorium filled with family and friends, the New Bedford Police Department held a ceremony to make several promotions within its ranks. Lt. D. Ledo was promoted to Captain Lt. D. Belong was promoted to Captain Sgt. A. Hegarty was promoted to Lieutenant Sgt. P. Dacosta was promoted to Lieutenant […] Read more »

Chief Joseph Cordeiro sworn in as New Bedford Police Chief

As of Thursday, May 19th 2016, the New Bedford Police Department has a new chief. Chief Joseph Cordeiro was sworn in as the new Police Chief after the passing in December of Chief Provencher. In a room filled with friends, family and co-workers, he announced his plan and ideas to help move the city forward. […] Read more »

National Drug Take Back Day April 29th 2016


The New Bedford Police Department has once again joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29th 2016, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the New Bedford Police Department, 871 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA to provide a venue for city residents […] Read more »

Spring 2016 Recycling Events


Questioning how to properly dispose of needles, tires, household hazardous waste, confidential papers, or medications? See the flyer for upcoming events in 2016. Read more »

Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs or medications in your home?


Feel free to drop those off at one of two drop boxes within the Police Department. One is located at Police Headquarters at 871 Rockdale Avenue. The second one is located at Station One at 572 Pleasant Street. Accepted items: -Prescription Patches -Prescription Medications -Prescription Ointments -Over-the-counter Medications -Vitamins -Samples -Veterinary Medications Not- Accepted Items: […] Read more »

Sticker Shock


On Friday (January 29th) students participated with Student Resource Officer’s Leanne Fisher and Ryan Bland in a Sticker Shock Campaign with the help of DA’s Underage Drinking Task Force, The New Bedford Health Department, and a local liquor store Douglas Wine and Spirits. Involvement included students from New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech, and New Bedford High […] Read more »