Lt. Scott Carola has been appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant to the Chief/Public Information Officer (PIO) for the New Bedford Police Department. Lt. Carola is replacing Capt. Nathaniel Rodriguez, who took over command of Station 2.

Lt. Carola began his career as a corrections officer for Bristol County, working at the Ash St. jail from 97-00. He then joined the NBPD in 2000. In the time since, he has worked as a patrolman, a detective assigned to the “Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau”, a Sergeant in charge of the Gang Unit and most recently, a Detective Lieutenant assigned to the Major Crimes Division. Many will also know Lt. Carola as a talented and well-respected artist here in the city.

Lt. Carola loves New Bedford, where he is a lifelong resident, and looks forward to serving the community in this new capacity.

“The department consistently looks for new and innovative ways to interact and communicate with members of the community,” said Chief Joseph Cordeiro. “As the tools and channels for communications change and evolve rapidly, I am confident Lt. Carola is well-positioned to provide excellent service.”

For more information, please contact Lt. Carola at (508) 991-6300 ext. 79427