NEW BEDFORD - Capt. Dennis Ledo has been named the new station commander for Station Two in the south end. He replaces Capt. Dennis Hebert, who recently retired.

Capt. Ledo brings a wealth of experience to his new position, including working all three shifts at all three stations. He is a 24-year veteran of the department.

Capt. Ledo has worked eight years in the narcotics division, including assignments with the district attorney's office and the Drug Enforcement Agency. He worked as a school resource officer for 18 months and as the director of the professional standards division for four years.

He was promoted to sergeant in 2010, to lieutenant in 2012 and to captain in 2016.

This current position as south end station commander is "my dream job, working with officers on the street, making decisions. I enjoy working with the officers who do a great job, day in and day out.''

He is looking forward to meeting the residents and business owners in the south end. "I want to build on the good job they're already doing here,'' he said. "I'm happy to be part of the team down here. I'm looking forward to reaching out to the community. It's a beautiful area. There's a lot of good police work being done here.''

Capt. Ledo is married and has eight-year-old twins.

"Capt. Dennis Ledo has proven to be successful , effective and proactive member of our department in every assignment he has held,'' Chief Joseph Cordeiro said. "I am excited to see the impact of his leadership and enthusiasm in the south end district of the city. Capt. Ledo’s professionalism will complement the existing team of officers at Station Two.

Capt. Ledo encourages the public to call the station at 508-991-6300 ext. 79203 to speak with him about any concerns they have.

-New Bedford Police Department