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:

The City of Newport News has been awarded funds from the 2015 Justice Assistance Grant.  This grant contains funds for the department to purchase Mobile Field Force equipment.  The equipment is safety equipment for officers to use in responding to events involving large groups of people.

If you would like to comment on the use of these funds, please contact the Police Department at taylorlb@nnva.gov.

  1. Prostitution Sweep Leads to Twenty-Four Arrests

    Members of the Newport News Police Department’s detectives; and non-governmental partners, participated in the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office “National Day of Johns Arrests” by conducting undercover prostitution operations over a two day period. Read on...
  2. 02/11/2016 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. Weekly Wanted Ad
  3. Police Seek Robbery Suspects from Pizza Hut Robbery

    On 01/23/16, around 7:25 pm a call was received of a robbery at the Pizza Hut Restaurant located at 13665 Warwick Blvd. Employees in the business told responding officers that two armed males robbed them. We need your help to catch these robbers. Read On.....
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