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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

Richard W. Myers Chief of Police
(757) 928-4300


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.

The NNPD consists of three major bureaus and other special divisions:

Administration and Support Operations Bureau Community Operations Bureau Support Services Bureau
Investigations Bureau Professional Standards Public Information Office


CALEA Logo  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.  CALEA Logo (website)

 The Newport News Police Department Recruiting Video

NNPD's Equal Opportunity Employment Plan

Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies only
Non-emergency police services: (757) 247-2500

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City of Newport News 9710 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23605


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9710 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 928-4100

North Precinct
368 DeShazor Drive
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 369-3105
Central Precinct
611 Dresden Drive
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 591-4978
South Precinct
5849 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 926-3001


Non-emergency Police Services
(757) 247-2500




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