New Bedford Police News

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…

New Bedford Police holding the “Guns for Groceries” program

November 15, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – Fall River and New Bedford “Guns for Groceries” events planned for November 23rd Initiative inspired by the late Rev. Robert Lawrence and…

Veteran’s Day Parade, Monday, November 11th

November 5, 2019

Friends of Jack’s TuTu challenge

November 3, 2019

Chief Cordeiro takes the “TuTu Challenge” created by the Friends of Jack Foundation.

National Drug Take Back

October 28, 2019

This past Saturday’s DEA sponsored National Drug Take Back was increased by almost 80 pounds from the National Drug Take hosted on April 27, 2019…

Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Chief Frank Frederickson of Yarmouth at the new Sgt. Gannon Playground

October 28, 2019

Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Chief Frank Frederickson of the Yarmouth Police Department pose in front of the new Sgt. Sean Gannon playground, recently built at…

National Drug Take Back, sponsored by DEA.

October 23, 2019

Retired Officers recieve plaques for their years of service.

October 23, 2019

We would like to thank retired Police Officers Deborah Dupont and Christopher Dupont for their several years of service in our department. Both Deborah and…

NBPD and Animal Control investigating dog cruelty case

October 9, 2019

The New Bedford Police Department responded to an address in the City’s West End after reports of cruelty to a dog. Animal Control and Police…

New Bedford participating in the National “Coffee with a Cop” day on October 2nd

October 1, 2019

Have you ever wanted to talk to a police officer about your concerns? Learn more about their work? All while savoring a great cup of…

NBPD and Child & Family Serivces partner on a co-response program.

September 30, 2019

NBPD and Child & Family Services partner on a co-response program. NEW BEDFORD- The New Bedford Police Department and Child & Family Services, Inc. Emergency…

NBPD hosting a Citizens’ Police Academy in the Fall.

September 9, 2019

The New Bedford Police Department will be hosting another Citizens’ Police Academy in the Fall. The Academy will be held weekly during the evening hours…

New Bedford Police get 4 new motorcycles.

August 22, 2019

The 4 newest New Bedford Police motorcycles are on full display. The motorcycles were re-designed with the help of Officers J.R. Ribeiro and Bryan Dosanjos…