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 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

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  1. National Drug Take Back Day 04/29/2017

    Newport News Police Department is participating in the initiative to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Saturday, April 29, 2017, citizens can bring their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to set collection points for destruction. Read on...
  2. 03/07/2017 Woman Robbed in Parking Lot of Her Rental Office

    On 03/07/2017 at 12:43 AM, police responded to a parking lot in the 500 block of Purlieu Drive in reference to a robbery from individual. Police need your help to identify and locate this suspect. Read on...
  3. Police Seek Suspect in Virginia Educator's Credit Union Robbery

    On 02/15/2017 at 2:42 PM, the Virginia Educators Credit Union at 12626 Nettles Boulevard was robbed. Police are requesting your assistance in solving this crime. Read on...
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