New Bedford Police News

Suspect Arrested following North-End Shooting

April 2, 2024

New Bedford, MA – A local man has been placed under arrest following a shooting in the north-end sector. On Monday, April 1, at around…

2023 Annual Crime Report

City’s Decade-Long Drop in Crime Continues

April 2, 2024

New Bedford, MA — In 2023, violent crime continued to decline in New Bedford and is now down 58% over the past decade, with property…

Local Man Arrested for Firearm Possession

March 28, 2024

  New Bedford, MA – Patrol officers have arrested a man in the north-end sector for unlawfully carrying a gun. On March 25th, at around…

Ofc. Hector Rivera

NBPD Spotlight — S1 E1: “This is the Place That I Call Home.”

March 25, 2024

“My name’s Ofc. Hector Rivera, I’m 28 years old, I’ve been working with the City of New Bedford Police since December of 2022.” “The reason…

Police Arrest South-End Man for Cocaine Trafficking

March 20, 2024

New Bedford, MA — Narcotics detectives have seized over 100 grams of cocaine from a south-end apartment. On March 18th, Det. Nathaniel Almeida concluded his…

Brockton Man Arrested With Handgun Altered to be Fully Automatic

March 15, 2024

New Bedford, MA — An 18-year-old Brockton man has been arrested with an illegal firearm in the City. This week, Det. Jonathan Miranda received information…

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Police De-Escalate Man Armed With Knife

March 7, 2024

New Bedford, MA – New Bedford patrol officers were able to peacefully resolve a volatile situation involving a man with a knife on Monday afternoon.…

Brockton Juvenile Arrested for February Shooting

March 4, 2024

New Bedford, MA — Investigators have placed a second suspect under arrest regarding last month’s shooting near a south-end convenience store.  The charges stem from…

Repeat Car-Breaker Arrested

February 28, 2024

New Bedford, MA — Patrol officers have arrested a car-breaker and charged him with additional breaks earlier in the month.  Yesterday night, at around 1:30…

Suspect Arrested in South-End Shooting

February 28, 2024

  New Bedford, MA — Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting outside of a Brock Avenue convenience store earlier this month. …

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Dartmouth Man Arrested After Shots Fired

February 23, 2024

New Bedord, MA — Police have arrested one male and are charging another after a dispute at a south-end automotive shop. On Friday, February 16th, police…

NBPD Reunites Young Boy with Stolen iPad

February 16, 2024

A New Bedford boy has been reunited with his iPad after a delivery driver was caught on camera and suspected of stealing it. “He was…

Are You Ready for the 2024 Civil Service Exam?

February 9, 2024

The 2024 Civil Service Exam starts on Saturday, March 16, and the New Bedford Police Department wants to make sure you’re prepared. “The Civil Service…

Police Officers Salute

Our Dynamic Recruitment Video!

January 2, 2024

Introducing Our Dynamic Recruitment Video! Embark on a thrilling journey with our newly unveiled recruitment video that delves into the riveting world of law enforcement.…

New Bedford Police Department Award Ceremony 2023

October 11, 2023

Award Ceremony Program 2023

Jensen Hughes Report

The City of New Bedford: Assessment of the New Bedford Police Department

August 10, 2023

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Annual Crime Report

NBPD 2022 Annual Crime Report

May 19, 2023

The New Bedford police department is an organization of law enforcement professionals committed to their mission of maintaining order, enforcing law, and building trust within…

Chief of Police Paul Oliveira

Meet the new Chief: Paul Oliveira

March 17, 2022

Chief was appointed to his role in 2021. He has served the City of New Bedford for nearly 30 years and most recently served as…

‘Filled with optimism’: New Bedford Police Chief Paul Oliveira lays out goals for 2022

January 4, 2022

By Linda Roy of the Standard Times   NEW BEDFORD — “It takes more courage than ever to wear this badge,” was one of the…

NBPD trains Officers on updated use of force policies, provides enhanced communications training and investigates body cameras

July 14, 2021

NEW BEDFORD-Earlier this year the New Bedford Police Dept. embarked on making substantial changes to its “use of force” policies based on recommendations from Mayor…