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The City of Newport News is eligible to apply for the 2023 Local Solicitation Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Grant This grant is an annual grant that is awarded by the federal government based on a locality’s population and crime statistics. The JAG funds allow localities to support a wide range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions.

The FY 2023 federal allocation for the City of Newport News is $156,293. The intended use of these funds by the Police Department is to (1) $21,167 for external training opportunity to mid-level sworn leaders (Lieutenant) to focus on senior leadership skills, (2) $18,600 to purchase WRAP restraints that are designed to de-escalate situations when a combative person poses a danger to themselves and/or officers; (3) $9,000 – to replace expired ballistic panels, install a safety frame around for the City’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network machine (NIBN); (4) $107,526 to purchase a Multiple Interactive Learning Objective (MILO) Simulator for new police officer recruits, citizens, and youth to gain knowledge and provide training in shoot or no shoot scenarios for officer and citizen interaction, assisting in officer training and community relations.

If you would like to comment on the use of these funds, please email the Police Department at gerzetk@nnva.gov. Posted on 10/26/23.

NNPD is Hiring!

Are you a changemaker? We are looking for motivated, creative, and compassionate public servants to join our team. Be part of a community-focused organization that is dedicated to innovative policing. Know that each day you will have opportunities to make your community safer and change people's lives. Is NNPD the right fit for you? Click here to learn more about joining NNPD, or complete the form below. You can also text "JoinNNPD" to 757-767-4826 or email nnpd-recruiting@nnva.gov.


Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The Newport News Police Department participates in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process. As a part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA Portal which can be located in the attached link here: https://cimrs2.calea.org/226. The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding our compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster our pursuit of professional excellence.

 It is important to know that CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.  Standard titles may be viewed on the CALEA website: Law Enforcement - Standards Titles | CALEA® | The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (Posted April 7, 2023)

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