Police Department

Chief's Message

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, sections, units and details:

  • Investigations Bureau
  • Management Services Bureau
  • Patrol Bureau
  • Support Bureau
  • Professional Standards Division
  • Public Information Office
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.

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  1. Police Seek Identity of Crime Suspect

    Police need your assistance identifying a man involved in a theft at Patrick Henry Mall Read on...
  2. Robbery Suspects Sought in Robbery from Individual

    On March 3, 2015, around 10:25 PM police were dispatched to 11715 Jefferson Avenue, In town Suites, in reference to a robbery from individual. We need your help to identify and apprehend these robbery suspects. Read on...
  3. Carjacking 03/15/2015

    Newport News Police are investigating a carjacking that occurred in the 500 block of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard during a test drive of a private vehicle. Read on...
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