Police Department

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Welcome to the Newport News Police Department website. Our website and other forms of public information are an increasingly important source for citizens and police professionals alike. Our goal is to provide timely, relevant, and useful information to assist you in learning about your police department and accessing our services. We welcome your input and feedback, both about this website and our overall services. Thanks for visiting the Newport News Police Department!    

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:
  • Administration and Support Operations Bureau
  • Community Operations Bureau
  • Investigations Bureau
  • Professional Standards
  • Public Information Office
  • Support Services Bureau
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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. Hampton & Newport News Police Chiefs Issue Joint Statement Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    Following the reading of the Grand Jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, Newport News Chief of Police Richard Myers and Hampton Chief of Police Terry Sult have issued a joint statement. Read on...
  2. 7-11 Robbery Suspect Sought

    On November 24, 2014 at about 12:30 a.m. police responded to the 7-11 store located at 744 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in reference to a business robbery. Read on...
  3. Police Seek Cash Advance Robbery Suspect

    The Cash Advance located at 1055 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard was robbed on 11/20/2014. We need your assistance to apprehend this robbery suspect. Read on...
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