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. 2016 National Night Out - Kick-Off Event & Neighborhood Event

    The Neighborhood Watch Coalition and Newport News Police Department would like to invite you to attend the National Night Out Kickoff event to be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Read on...
  2. Riverside Golf Carts Stolen - Resulting in Property Damage

    On 07/08/16, several unknown juveniles removed 4 golf carts from Riverside Hospital. The subsequent joy ride resulted in several instances of property damage. Read on...
  3. Stolen Credit Card Used to Defraud Merchants

    The pictured suspect is responsible for multiple high ticket purchases with a stolen credit card. Police need your assistance to locate this individual. Read on...
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