NEW BEDFORD - The public is invited to meet Capt. Dennis Ledo, the new station commander for Station Two at 168 Cove St. in the south end, during an open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7.

Capt. Ledo replaced 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.

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 encourages the public to attend the open house. Anyone unable to attend may call the station at 508-991-6300 ext. 79203 to speak with Capt. Ledo about any concerns they might have.

-New Bedford Police Department