New Bedford Police News

NBPD hosts National Drug Take Back Day October 24

October 21, 2020

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…

Lt. Scott Carola appointed as new Administrative Assistant to Chief/PIO for NBPD

October 21, 2020

Lt. Scott Carola has been appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant to the Chief/Public Information Officer (PIO) for the New Bedford Police Department. Lt.…

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

October 13, 2020

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…

9 firearms seized during gang-related investigations

September 8, 2020

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.…

NBPD enhances reach to those in need of addiction services – recovery coaches onboard to make connections

August 25, 2020

Twenty-seven people have died from overdoses in New Bedford so far this year. That’s 27 too many for the New Bedford Police Dept. which has…

Police Chaplain for NBPD

August 4, 2020

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…

Rest in Peace K-9 Extra

August 3, 2020

Life saving award: Officer Tyler White

August 3, 2020

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…

Dispatchers and call takers: from heart-breaking to heart-pounding, silly to serious, they guide public in high pressure job

August 3, 2020

Jessica Melo recalls the elderly woman on the other end of the phone who could hardly breathe. A New Bedford Police Department dispatcher for two…

Homecoming for a hero!

August 3, 2020

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…

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

August 3, 2020

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…

Command Training Series: First Line Supervisors

August 3, 2020

Congratulating three of our own who recently completed the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course” at the Justice System Training & Research Institute at…

Citizen’s Police Academy

August 3, 2020

Some photos of the 2020 Citizens’ Police Academy held at NBPD to provide a look inside the department’s work across the community.

Black History Month at NBPD

August 3, 2020

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…

Change and progress light the path for promotions and new officers

August 3, 2020

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…

New sally port and central booking

August 3, 2020

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…

Welcome new officers

August 3, 2020

Congratulations to our newest members of the New Bedford Police Department. The following officers pictured, were sworn-in on Monday, November 25th, during the department’s 10th…

Live Saving Award

August 3, 2020

Congratulations to Sergeant Kurtis Gonsalves, Officer Patrick Reedy, Officer Jonathan Plourde, and Officer Marc Conley who were recipients of the Life-Saving Award. Their actions helped…

New Officer Sworn In

June 24, 2020

Officer Matthew Couture was sworn in as the newest member of the New Bedford Police Dept. on June 22. We welcome Officer Couture and wish…

NBPD host Promotional, Swearing-in, and Award Ceremony.

November 26, 2019

NEW BEDFORD- On Monday, November 25th, 2019, New Bedford Police held their 10th Promotional Ceremony, along with a Swearing-in and Life-Saving Award Ceremony at Keith…