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 Re-Accreditation
Public Information Session

The Newport News Police Department, Newport News Police Training Academy, and Newport News 9-1-1 Communications Center will be undergoing a re-accreditation on-site inspection from Dec. 6-9, 2015.

A public information session will be held on Monday Dec. 7, 2015, at the Newport News Police Headquarters Community Room beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For more information please see the informational flyer on the process.

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  1. Newport News Police Department Seeks Reaccreditation

    The Newport News Police Department is pursuing international reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This will take place Dec. 6-9, 2015. Read on...
  2. 11/19/2015 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. Read on...
  3. Police Seek Robbery Suspect from "Fill and Go" Robbery

    On 11/12/2015, at 9:44 am police were dispatched to the Fill and Go at 10700 Warwick Blvd. in reference to a robbery. The store owner advised an unknown man entered the store at 9:40 am, produced a black semi-automatic handgun. Do you recognize him? Read on...
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