New Bedford’s announces new Police Chief

By News Staff

The city of New Bedford named a new Police Chief Monday morning.

Mayor Jon Mitchell appointed Police Captain Joseph Cordeiro to serve as the city’s next Police Chief.

Mitchell told reporters that he believes Cordeiro “is well prepared to step into the position” and can “help make [New Bedford’s] department one of the leading police departments in the country”.

Cordeiro has served as a New Bedford police officer for thirty years.