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.
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    Drive Safe Hampton Roads is getting ready to hold its 26th Child Safety Seat Round-Up event, sponsored by AAA of Tidewater. Go green and earn some green at the same time! Read on...
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    On January 20, 2015, the same suspect was caught on surveillance video at two burglaries. As a result of released surveillance videos and photos, the suspect was apprehended. Read on.....
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    On Monday, January 5th, 2 robberies occurred within the City of Newport News. We need your help in identifying and locating these suspects. Read on...
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