NBPD 2022 Annual Crime Report

Annual Crime Report

The New Bedford police department is an organization of law enforcement professionals committed to their mission of maintaining order, enforcing law, and building trust within the community. Not only do we expect our officers to execute this mission, but we insist that it be done with respect to the rights and freedoms granted to all…

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Meet the new Chief: Paul Oliveira

Chief was appointed to his role in 2021. He has served the City of New Bedford for nearly 30 years and most recently served as Deputy Chief of Police from 2016 until his appointment. Having grown up in the city, Chief  Oliveira started his career as a uniform patrol officer in 1992, and then transferred…

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NBPD Acting Deputy Chief Adelino Sousa named to permanent role

NEW BEDFORD-Acting Deputy Chief Adelino Sousa has been named permanent Deputy Chief of the New Bedford Police Dept. Deputy Chief Sousa has been the “acting” Deputy Chief since April. Deputy Chief Sousa jointed the NBPD in 1994, became part of the Narcotics Division in 2000. He was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force…

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SRO Shane Harris Recognized by National Association of School Resource Officers

NBPD School Resource Officer Shane Harris is being honored with the prestigious Regional Exceptional Service Award for the New England Region by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). The Exceptional Service Award is presented to select individuals for their continuous and sustained service to their school community above and beyond that expected of…

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In Memory of Sgt. Michael Cassidy

Sgt. Mike Cassidy passed away April 28, 2021 after valiant battle with COVID-19. This was a tremendous loss to our department and to the City of New Bedford. Sgt. Cassidy was a proud US Marine and served this city with his whole heart. He was the loving husband of Deborah A. (Fontaine) Cassidy and father…

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NBPD Responds to Citizens for Juvenile Justice Report

We have been asked about the Citizens for Juvenile Justice report regarding the New Bedford Police Department. The department takes seriously any allegation of disparate treatment by law enforcement, and our mission is to ensure community policing that keeps all residents and neighborhoods safe. The methodology used by the organization is deeply concerning and displays…

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