NBPD Divisions

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871 Rockdale Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 991-6300

Uniform Patrol Station #2

168 Cove Street
New Bedford, Ma 02740

Uniform Patrol Station #1

572 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Uniform Patrol Station #3

781 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, Ma 02745


The Detectives assigned to the Detective Division conduct follow up investigations on cases initiated through the Patrol Division for those types and categories of crimes commonly referred to as Major Crimes. These crimes include: robbery, homicide, felonious assault, burglary, forgery, larceny, fraud and embezzlement.

The New Bedford Police Department needs your help solving crimes. If it is an emergency, remember to CALL 911. From time to time, we will post pictures or videos of people of interest to us. If you have any information regarding the images or videos, please contact the Detective Division of the New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6300 Extension 79519, or by calling 508-99-CRIME, 508-991-6300 and following the prompts to leave an anonymous tip, or by texting a tip. To text a tip, Text CALL50 to 274637 and wait for a reply. You can then text your anonymous tip.

You can also send an email to tip@newbedfordpd.com

Police Chaplain

The New Bedford Police Department formally announces Reverend David Lima as 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 resident. In 2000 The Rev. David Lima, along with his wife of 36 years, The Rev. Joanne Lima was called to serve as Senior Pastors of New Seasons Worship Center in East Freetown, MA. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Rev. Lima has worked to deepen or establish programs in the schools, working to establish a police-clergy, ride-along program, working on issues of homelessness and crime, and ministering to families dealing with violence. He leads the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition and last year was given Leadership Award in Suicide Prevention at the statehouse. He helps lead a volunteer, trauma-response initiative for the greater New Bedford area. The newest outreach of the Inter Church Council is a collaboration with the New Bedford Police Dept., PAACA and Seven Hills Behavioral to visit the addresses where an opioid overdose has been treated with Narcan.

Reverend Lima is a man of god, a man of peace, a leader and a man on the street, we know because he is invariably riding alongside of us when were on the beat. We are pleased to announce today that he is being appointed as the Chaplain of the New Bedford Police Department; making official what we have known all along… he is there for both us and the community, all the time.