Complaint of Racism
The state has dismissed a complaint filed by New Bedford police officer and mayoral candidate Charlie Perry alleging racist practices by Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro.
Lt. Sousa Promoted
NEW BEDFORD - The New Bedford Police Department's Detectives Division has a new leader.
Captain Adelino Sousa was promoted from his rank of Lieutenant, and now heads the division that was in the command of Captain Steven Vicente before his retirement last month...
Harbormaster Nomination
NEW BEDFORD - Mayor Jon Mitchell is nominating the city's police chief to the position of harbormaster, after the former harbormaster was ejected from the role for not living in the city.
However, Chief Joseph Cordeiro is not himself a New Bedford resident...
21st Century Police Work
NEW BEDFORD - The New Bedford Police Department is showcasing how they spot crime trends and other statistics. Since September, the department has been using CompStat, a computer statistics system that compiles data from police reports, and shows police an interactive map of crimes, accidents, …
Cordeiro on Dallas
Police departments across the nation are mourning the loss of five Dallas police officers after a sniper ambush last night. New Bedford is no exception.
Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro tells WBSM News what happened in Texas was a terrible event felt by the entire country...
New Chiefs Sworn In
Sometimes called "The Secret City," New Bedford has a reputation for a lot happening with little said. Newly sworn-in Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro is hoping to break that spirit, and replace it with a spirit of caring.
During his swearing-in ceremony Thursday, Cordeiro encouraged th…

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