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  1. 08/17/2017 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. Captain Eric Randall Promoted to Assistant Chief of Police

    Captain Eric Randall Promoted to Assistant Chief of Police Read on...
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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 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.


An EEOP is a workforce report that we are required to submit to the Department of Justice as a condition for receiving Justice Department funding authorized by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act (Safe Streets Act) of 1968. The purpose of the EEOP is to make sure that recipients of financial assistant from the Justice Department are providing equal employment opportunities to men and women regardless of sex, race or national origin. The federal regulations establishing the EEOP requirement also link a diverse workforce to effective law enforcement. EEOP Report.

2017 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Announcement

The City of Newport News is eligible to apply for the 2017 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 broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions.

The FY 2017 federal allocation for the City of Newport News is $102,239.

The intended use of these monies by the Police Department is to use (1) $60,060 to purchase ballistic raid vests and helmets for the Tactical Operations Team; (2) $28,000 for Tasers® for new officers; and (3) $14,179 for ammunition utilized in yearly firearms qualifications.
If you would like to comment on the use of these funds, please contact the Police Department here.