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
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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. C.R.I.M.E. Planning Process - Kick-Off Rescheduled due to Winter Storm

    The C.R.I.M.E. Planning Process Kick-Off Event that was scheduled for Saturday, February 28th at First Baptist Church, Newport News, 12716 Warwick Boulevard, has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather. Read on...

    On Saturday, February 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. March Coffee with a Cop Planned

    Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. A chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! The March "Coffee With a Cop" Event will be held at Angelo's Steak & Pancake House Read on.....
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