Police Department

Violent Crime Decrease
There's been a sizable drop in violent crime in New Bedford over the past two years.
According to the FBI's 2016 Uniform Crime Report, 819 violent crimes were reported in New Bedford last year, compared to 1,199 in 2014. That's a drop of 31%...
DPD Police Station Vote
DARTMOUTH - Voters expressed overwhelming support for a temporary tax increase to help fund the design and construction of a new police station with a 2,347 - 1,128 vote Tuesday.
Councilors want more officers
NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford City Councilors brought up the importance of increasing the size of the city's police department Thursday evening, though with some differing ideas on how to utilize the additional manpower.
Szala Talks Police Station
Dartmouth's Police Chief says the police building renovation question failed in April's town election because of a lack of public knowledge with the project.
Acting Chief Robert Szala met with the Dartmouth Select Board on Monday to discuss the next steps for the station project...
Town Welcomes New Station
Town and law enforcement officials celebrated an early Christmas present Saturday morning as they officially opened the doors to the new Acushnet Police Station.

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