New Bedford Police News

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…

School shooting survivors to speak at UMass Dartmouth

September 13, 2018

Parkland, Fla. school shooting survivors David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin from Never Again MSD will be guest speakers at Engaging Student Voices: A Focus on…

Former NHL All-Star shares fight with opioids at Oct. 14 event

September 6, 2018

Kevin Stevens was a tough and talented hockey player _ but his biggest battle was off the ice, with opioid addiction.  And after years of…

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign under way

August 10, 2018

The New Bedford Police Department will increase impaired driving patrols on local roads over the next three weeks with grant funds from the Highway Safety…

Scam warning issued about calls claiming to be from IRS

August 10, 2018

The New Bedford Police Department is warning residents to be aware of scammers who are calling people at random and claiming to be from the…

National Night Out Aug. 7 unites police, public

July 31, 2018

NEW BEDFORD _ The community is invited to join with public safety representatives to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime from 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.…

Family brings cookies, smiles to stations

July 18, 2018

Talk about a sweet visit! The Figueiredo family _ mom Rebecca, daughter Molly, 11, and son Connor, 9, visited the city’s police and fire station…

Eagle Scout candidate helps veterans

July 17, 2018

Dakota Chixarro, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 3, New Bedford, is reaching out to veterans. A part of becoming an Eagle Scout is planning…

Officer Kurtis Gonsalves makes a splash with impromptu camp visit

July 16, 2018

Officer Kurtis Gonsalves recently made an impromptu visit to the summer camp at Holy Family Holy Name School, where youngsters were enjoying some water events…

State announces initiative to educate parents about vaping

July 11, 2018

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today launched its first statewide public information campaign to educate parents of middle and high school-aged children about the…

Dog park safety seminar June 28

June 22, 2018

The dog park is open! Learn how to keep your dog safe and content at the park during a free seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday,…

Chief Cordeiro to receive leadership award from recovery initiative

June 22, 2018

Congratulations to Chief Joseph Cordeiro, who will receive a leadership award at a ceremony June 27 from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.)…

Family services unit represented at celebration of seniors

June 15, 2018

  Sgt. Pamela Melo and domestic violence advocate Camille Anderson attended the Bristol County Celebration of Seniors Friday, June 15 at Whites of Westport. The…

Residents warned of scammers claiming to be from PACE

June 14, 2018

We have been receiving reports of yet another scam in the city. Scammers are going door to door claiming to represent PACE and asking for…