The Detectives assigned to the Detective Division conduct follow up investigations on cases initiated through the Patrol Division for those types and categories of crimes commonly referred to as Major Crimes.  These crimes include: robbery, homicide, felonious assault, burglary, forgery, larceny, fraud and embezzlement.

The New Bedford Police Department needs your help solving crimes. If it is an emergency, remember to CALL 911. From time to time, we will post pictures or videos of people of interest to us. If you have any information regarding the images or videos, please contact the Detective Division of the New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6300 Extension 79519, or by calling 508-99-CRIME, 508-991-6300 and following the prompts to leave an anonymous tip, or by texting a tip. To text a tip, Text CALL50 to 274637 and wait for a reply. You can then text your anonymous tip.

You can also send an email to