New Bedford Police News

New Bedford Ready to host the 42nd annual Half-Marathon

March 13, 2019

New Bedford ready to host 42nd annual Half Marathon Race begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday, March 17, 2019 New Bedford, Massachusetts– On Sunday,…

NEW BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT’S 8TH PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY

March 4, 2019

Additional photos from the 8th Promotional Ceremony held by the New Bedford Police Department.

11 newly promoted officers celebrated at the 8th New Bedford Police Department Promotional Ceremony

March 3, 2019

The New Bedford Police Department celebrated the promotions of 11 officers. The ceremony was held on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at the Keith Middle School.…

Deadline approaching for police officer civil service exam

January 10, 2019

Looking for an exciting, rewarding job? Want to make a difference in your community? The 2019 Municipal and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam will be…

Little People’s College students bring ornaments, smiles

December 10, 2018

Our spirits were lifted Monday, Dec. 10 by a visit from children at Little People’s College. They came to police headquarters for a tour of…

Donation boxes at all stations to fill with unwrapped toys

December 5, 2018

It’s the season of giving and New Bedford Police and Safe Zones are joining forces again this holiday season to collect unwrapped toys for children…

Recently retired Officer O’Shea honored

November 29, 2018

Recently retired New Bedford Police Officer Terence J. O’Shea received a shadowbox reflecting his police career, a commendation from U.S. Rep. William Keating and the…

Basketball program unites police, community, middle schoolers

November 28, 2018

New Bedford police , community members and middle school youngsters are hooping it up through a new program, Cops, Kids, Community Development program, which pairs…

NBPD mourns former Capt. L. Rene Rochefort

November 27, 2018

We are sorry to report the loss of one of our beloved retirees. L. René Rochefort, 95, of Fairhaven died November 17, 2018 at Alden…

As Officer Brown makes new friend, Ashley students help pets in need

November 19, 2018

Thanks to students in the fourth grade class of Kelly Pacheco at at Ashley School, who donated food for the Pets Eat Too program, a…

Portuguese American Police Association members deliver turkeys

November 19, 2018

We are grateful this Thanksgiving week to members of Portuguese American Police Association.   They visited Stop & Shop on Dartmouth Street Monday morning Nov.…

Guns for Groceries provides coupons for gun returns, no questions asked

November 13, 2018

Exchange a gun for groceries and possibly save a life. Guns for Groceries will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17…

Retired Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa passes away

November 5, 2018

We are sorry to report that retired New Bedford Police Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa, Jr., 87, of Fairhaven died November 4, 2018 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s…

Beware of calls requesting credit card information

October 19, 2018

The City of New Bedford Treasurer’s Office reports that residents are receiving calls from people claiming to represent the treasurer’s office. The caller tells them…

NBPD adds to the fun of fun run at Ashley School

October 19, 2018

We were happy to participate Friday, Oct. 19 at the fun run at Ashley School. The run, sponsored by the parent-teacher organization PATHS (Parents and…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27 at police headquarters

October 18, 2018

New Bedford Police will collect unwanted and expired prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, during National Prescription Drug Take Back…

Community Policing Week celebrated

October 17, 2018

This is a great week for the New Bedford Police Department and our counterparts across the state. Gov. Charlie Baker has proclaimed Oct. 15-21 as…

Artwork done by public safety officials on display at UMass downtown

October 15, 2018

The men and women who work in public safety see it all in their day to day work, from the great rewards of helping people…

Signs honor heroes of New Bedford Police Department

October 9, 2018

Visitors  to three of our New Bedford Police stations will soon see new signs over the entryway. Chief Joseph Cordeiro purchased signs created by retired…

Alden Court honors first responders

September 28, 2018

Thanks to the folks at Alden Court Nursing and Rehab Center of Fairhaven for honoring local first responders, including New Bedford Police, at the First…