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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2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Grant Application:

The City of Newport News is eligible to apply for the 2015 Local Solicitation Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program grant. This grant is an annual grant that is awarded by the federal government based on a locality's population and crime statistics. The JAG funds allow localities to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions.
The FY 2015 federal allocation for the City of Newport News is $100,894.
The intended use of these monies by the Police Department is to (1) use funds for training funds for specialized training in community policing, procedural justice and other topics especially relevant in today’s policing environment; (2) to purchase encrypted radios; and (3) to purchase Mobile Field Force (MFF) Equipment for a team of officers. The equipment includes items such as shin guards, helmets, elbow pads, shields and batons. The new MFF Equipment will replace and augment aging and expired equipment with more modern, lower profile and higher protection equipment.
If you would like to comment on the use of these funds, please contact the Police Department at taylorlb@nnva.gov.

  1. 07/16/2015 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...
  2. Police Seek ATM Robbers (Bayport Credit Union)

    At about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015, a man making a withdrawal at the Bayport Credit Union ATM, 11820 Fountain Way was robbed. The police are seeking information regarding these suspects. Read on...
  3. Detectives Seek Assistance Locating Rape Suspect

    The Newport News Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating an identified suspect wanted for rape. Read on...
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