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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, sections, units and details:
- Investigations Bureau
- Management Services Bureau
- Patrol Bureau
- Support Bureau
- Professional Standards Division
- Public Information Office
Tonight, Friday, May 12, 2017 and tomorrow night, Saturday May 13, 2017 and again Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 26, 2017 through Sunday, May 28, 2017) the Newport News Police Department will conduct increased DUI patrol operations. These operations will last from 8:30 P.M. until 2:30 A.M. each night. These patrols will consist of additional officers focusing their patrol activities in areas where motorists are more likely to be operating their vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
The officers assigned to this operation will be working in an overtime capacity and will be paid through a Division of Motor Vehicles traffic safety grant.
The areas where the officers will be concentrating will not be made public prior to the operation. However, members of the media are invited to cover this event to include riding with an officer while they patrol. Media may make arrangements to ride with an officer by contacting the Public Information Office or the on-call PIO.
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.