New Bedford Police News

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…

Women’s Center honors NBPD domestic violence unit

September 28, 2018

The Women’s Center of New Bedford honored the New Bedford Police Department Domestic Violence Unit with its civic partner award Sept. 25.  “For more than…

Participants wanted to perk up Coffee with a Cop Oct. 3

September 26, 2018

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…

Bike, property auction Sept. 22

September 21, 2018

  The New Bedford Police Department is hosting an auction of bicycles and other unclaimed property at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at New Bedford…

Cadets graduate from academy, to be sworn in Sept. 17

September 14, 2018

New Bedford Police cadets, front from left, Jonathan Fagundes, Gerald Harris Jr., Adam Amaro, Jessica Nicoli, Nathaniel Goncalo and Justice Andrade graduated Friday, Sept. 14…

Officer Nathan Pimentel receives prestigious award for heroic actions

September 14, 2018

Congratulations to Officer Nathan Pimentel, who received the prestigious Medal of Valor Sept. 12 at the 93rd annual training conference of the New England Association…

NBPD sergeants complete leadership program

September 14, 2018

Congratulations to our sergeants who completed the 12-day Bristol County Law Enforcement Leadership Program. The program is sponsored by Bristol Community College in partnership with…

Lt. Scott Carola’s artwork showcased at Gallery X

September 14, 2018

Lt. Scott Carola is a man of many talents. In addition to working as a detective in the New Bedford Police Department, he is also…