First Latino officer to achieve rank of Captain in history of NBPD

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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Officers stay nimble through continuing education on the job

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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Life saving award: Officer Tyler White

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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Homecoming for a hero!

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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Clinicians partnering with NBPD to bring support to those facing mental illness

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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Black History Month at NBPD

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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Change and progress light the path for promotions and new officers

Change and progress were the prevalent themes during the New Bedford Police Dept.’s 11th Promotions Ceremony Tuesday at Keith Middle School on Feb. 15. The event honored Lt. Mark Giammalvo, Sgt. Annemarie Lefevre and Sgt. Alan Faber, who were formally “pinned” by family members. Alongside the promotions were new officers Andy Pereira, Vincent Peters, and…

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New sally port and central booking

The New Bedford Police Department has introduced enhanced central booking and sally port facilities at Police Headquarters at 781 Rockdale ave in the city. The facilities opened and have been fully operational since December 6. The remodeling includes a secure, drive-through process with a remodeled booking area inside the station. The 1,920 square foot sally…

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