NBPD Headquarters at 871 Rockdale Ave. will be the New Bedford drop-off location for National Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. National Drug Take Back Day is a biannual, free, no-questions-asked event that gives the community the opportunity to aid in the fight against substance use disorder…

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The New Bedford Police Dept. congratulates former Public Information Officer (PIO) Lt. Nathaniel Rodriquez on becoming the first Latino officer in the history of the department to achieve the rank of Captain. Capt. Rodriguez took command of Station 2 on the south-end Sept. 28. Rodriguez started his career with the NBPD in 2004 after first…

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NEW BEDFORD- The New Bedford Police Department is currently offering extensive training to officers in the areas of leadership growth and personal development. Both subjects are critical to success as a police officer and in the ability to interpret the practices of de-escalation and duty to intervene. One of the professional development courses focuses on…

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On May 22 the NBPD honored rookie Officer Tyler White with its prestigious Life Saving Award for acting selflessly and with great courage to save the life of another. Early on the morning of May 1, Officer White responded to a single motor vehicle accident on Turner St. A vehicle struck a tree and was…

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We have some great news to share! Yesterday, we welcomed home our very own Sgt. Sam Ortega who is beating COVID-19! Sgt. Ortega returned home from a Boston hospital and sends his thanks to all those who have cared and prayed for him, his wife and family. Thanks to New Bedford EMS and our great…

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Child and Family Services clinician Jake Hasson and Officer Yesenia Miranda-Santiago head out. Jake assists when someone has a change in mental health status by quickly evaluating and helping transport to partner location. This saves officers time at the ER or filing emergency sections for mental health evaluations. #communitypolicing #makingadifference #cityofone #newbedford #collaboration

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New Bedford has such a rich history and our department is such an important part of it that we didn’t want to let Black History Month end without introducing you to some of our officers. They took a moment this week in front of the Frederick Douglass commemorative mural to talk about diversity and the…

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