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- Last week NBPD Detectives seized a total of nine firearms as a result of ongoing investigations related to gang activity in the city. On August 26, NBPD Detectives recovered a MasterPiece Arms semi-automatic firearm from a garage at 82 Crapo St. along with several rounds of ammo of different calibers. The firearm and…

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Reverend David Lima is the Chaplain of the New Bedford Police Department. Reverend David A. Lima has been the Executive Minister of the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford since December 2006. He has served in a variety of leadership positions for the Council and was President from 2001-2005. He is a lifelong New Bedford…

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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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