New Bedford Police News

Upcoming 2015 Police Officer Test

March 9, 2015

CLOSING DATE: 03/26/15 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION: POLICE OFFICER – MUNICIPAL and MBTA TRANSIT POLICE Written Examination Date: April 25, 2015 Application Deadline: March 13, 2015*…

Keep the Holidays Happy. Drive Sober.

December 18, 2014

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division is launching a public awareness campaign to discourage citizens of the Commonwealth from driving…

2014 National Drug Take-Back Day and Sharps Drop-Off Day

September 18, 2014

The New Bedford Police Department has once again joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day…

Firearms Bureau License/Renewal Delays

March 26, 2013

Currently the New Bedford Police Department Firearms Division is experiencing much higher than usual volume for firearms licenses and renewals. There is a 4 to…

New Bedford Adds 12 New Officers

February 4, 2013

New Bedford’s newest police officers were sworn in this morning at City Hall. The 12 new officers completed 21 weeks of intensive training in the…

New Bedford Police Launch MYPD App for Android and iPhones

December 18, 2012

New Bedford Police Announce New iPhone & Android App Is Now Available to the Public   The New Bedford Police Department’s newest crime fighting initiative…

New Central Records Bureau hours

November 20, 2012

New Central Records Bureau hours. Be advised that until further notice, the Central Records Bureau located at 871 Rockdale Avenue has new hours. Monday –…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Sept 29, 2012

September 13, 2012

The New Bedford Police Department has once again joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

March 12, 2012

The New Bedford Police Department has joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct a fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on…

Four Firearms Seized

September 27, 2011

On 9/26 at approximately 10:00pm Officers Andrew Ryder and George Lozado were dispatched to the area of 320 Coffin Avenue, which is an abandoned house,…

Another Firearm Arrest

August 31, 2011

On August 22, 2011, at approximately 6:00pm, members of the New Bedford Police Department Gang Unit were checking the area of Brickenwood Housing for a…

Firearm Arrests

August 16, 2011

On Monday August 15th 2011, the New Bedford Police Gang Unit attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a motor vehicle infraction. The vehicle failed…

Attempted Murder Arrest

July 25, 2011

On 07/22/11 at approximately 7:50pm Headquarters and South End officers responded to a shooting at 153 Acushnet Avenue. A victim, along with a firearm were…

3 Males Arrested for Break into Local Business

July 20, 2011

On Tuesday, 7/19/11 at approximately 0112 hours New Bedford Police received a report of a break in progress at J.R. Weigel & Son located at…

Going Above and Beyond – New Bedford Police Officer Willie Coates Serving His Country

June 4, 2011

New Bedford Police Officer Willie Coates is once again serving his country overseas in a combat zone. Officer Coates who is a Captain in the…

Kerry M. Castello Arrested

May 24, 2011

On June 13, 2010, officers from the New Bedford Police Department were dispatched to an armed robbery. The assailant robbed a convenience store while holding…

New Chief and Deputy Chief Sworn in

May 5, 2011

A new Police Chief and Deputy Chief were sworn in Friday, April 29, 2011 at City Hall. Chief David Provencher was sworn in as the…