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:
  • Administration and Support Operations Bureau
  • Community Operations Bureau
  • Investigations Bureau
  • Professional Standards
  • Public Information Office
  • Support Services Bureau
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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.
  1. Join us for the Department's monthly Coffee with a Cop event!

    The Coffee with a Cop events are designed to allow for a relaxed, informal, one-on-one interaction between law enforcement and the community in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Read on...
  2. Bicyclist Seriously Injured by Hit and Run Driver

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, police and medics were dispatched to the area of Brick Kiln Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue to a report of a bicyclist being struck by a car that had left the scene. Police are asking for your help in finding this vehicle. Read on...
  3. Police Seek Shell Station Robber(s)

    On December 8, 2014, police responded to the Shell Station at 10732 Jefferson Avenue in reference to a business robbery. The clerk advised she had been robbed by two unknown males. We are asking for your assistance in identifying these suspects. Read on...
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