Message from the Chief of Police

Chief of Police – David A. Provencher

Welcome!  On behalf of the men and women of the New Bedford Police Department, I would like to personally welcome you to our department’s website. It’s our hope that this site will provide you with a greater understanding of the services that the department provides to our community.   Additionally, we will continue to work to update our web page with information that all members of the community will find useful and important.  Our goal is to keep our community members familiar with the many officers, individuals and activities of the New Bedford Police Department.

Our web site is just one way of demonstrating the sense of commitment, professionalism, and dedication that the members of your department tirelessly work to achieve. We believe that a critical component of our mission in making New Bedford a safer community to live, work, and raise our families is the obligation to keep you informed of the changes that we make in the delivery of those service to you, the citizens of the city of New Bedford.

This website is prepared with recognition of the department’s mission, values, and organizational philosophy.  All of our efforts are designed to this end; that we are always working to better serve, protect everyone who lives, works, or visits the City of New Bedford.  We welcome your comments, thoughts, and observations.  Thank you for visiting our web page.  We look forward to serving you in the future.

David A. Provencher
Chief of Police

Rest in Peace
(June 8, 1956 – December 13, 2015)