The City of Newport News is located on the southeast side of the Virginia Peninsula encompassing 69 square miles. The city extends from where the James River meets the Chesapeake Bay northwest for 25 miles along the James River. The city, at its widest point, is only 7 miles wide. With a diverse population of over 180,700, it is the home to military personnel due to the close proximity of installations for every branch of the services.
Newport News Police Department, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency, has an authorized complement of 440 sworn officers and 153 non-sworn personnel making it the fourth largest municipal police department in Virginia.
To take a leading role in making Newport News a place where people want to live, work and play.
To reduce crime and the fear of crime to enhance public safety and quality of life.
Committed to our community.