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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:
Administration and Support Operations Bureau
Community Operations Bureau
Public Information Office
Support Services Bureau
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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, police and medics were dispatched to the area of Brick Kiln Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue to a report of a bicyclist being struck by a car that had left the scene. Police are asking for your help in finding this vehicle. Read on...
On December 8, 2014, police responded to the Shell Station at 10732 Jefferson Avenue in reference to a business robbery. The clerk advised she had been robbed by two unknown males. We are asking for your assistance in identifying these suspects. Read on...