Police Department

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Police Chief – Richard W. Myers
Established – 1882
Accredited Since – 1986
Jurisdiction Population – 185,242
Jurisdiction Size – 69 sq. miles
Geographic Location – Southeast Virginia    
 
The Newport News Police Department has the responsibility of safely and securely maintaining the city's law enforcement obligations. The number one goal is reducing crime and providing a safe environment for the citizens of Newport News.

Bureaus & Divisions
The Newport News Police Department (NNPD) consists of 4 major bureaus and other special divisions, sections, units and details:

  • Investigations Bureau
  • Management Services Bureau
  • Patrol Bureau
  • Support Bureau
  • Professional Standards Division
  • Public Information Office
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CALEA Tri-Arc Award
The Newport News Police Department is proud to be a recipient of CALEA's Tri-Arc Award. The award is given to the governing body(s) and agencies that have concurrent CALEA accreditation for their law enforcement, public safety communications and public safety training agencies.
  1. Homicide Suspect Located - Arrested

    Law enforcement officers in Ganer, North Carolina took homicide suspect, Pernell Antwon Robertson, into custody in connection with an October, 2014, Newport News homicide. Read on...
  2. C.R.I.M.E. PLANNING PROCESS – KICK-OFF APPROACHING

    On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Police Department will hold a kick-off event for the Community C.R.I.M.E. Planning Process (C.R.I.M.E. stands for "Crime Reduction through Informed (Community) Members Engaging"). Read on...
  3. 03/26/2015 Daily Press - Weekly Wanted

    The Daily Press publishes a "Weekly Wanted" page in the paper that identifies suspects that are wanted by the Newport News and Hampton police departments. Read on...
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