Newark Police Department

  • Agency: Newark Police Department
  • Address: 37101 Newark Blvd, Newark, 94560 CA
  • Chief: Ray Samuels (Chief of Police)
Phone: (510) 578-4237

Newark Police Department is located at 37101 Newark Blvd, Newark, 94560 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ray Samuels. The Newark Police Department phone number is (510) 578-4237.

Newark Police Department News

Stay alert out there. As for this driver, a red light ticket is on the way.

Can you ID? On 10/01/2017, at approximately 1830 hours, five (5) male subjects and one (1) female subject robbed two (2) Victims in the parking lot of All Star Burgers (6950 Thornton Avenue). The suspects then fled the scene in a white or silver vehicle. The depicted sketch is of one suspect involved in the robbery. Witnesses described him as being a White or Hispanic male adult, short, skinny, wearing prescription glasses, and had a neatly "lined up" hairline. If you recognize the suspect depicted in the sketch, or have any information regarding the crime currently being investigated, please contact Detective Warren at 510-578-4960, you can be anonymous.

Congratulations to Officer Travis Lenz for successfully competing the field training program. Officer Travis Lenz was released as a solo beat officer this morning. Nice work Travis! *pictured with FTO Tina Knutson.

This morning, Officer Slavazza was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle parked across from a house on the 6500 block of Normandy Dr. A neighbor called to report a black SUV just parked at the location and a male driver entered a residence. Officer Slavazza arrived on scene and found a 38 year old male from Newark standing near the vehicle. A probation search was conducted and the keys were found in Meier’s pocket. The vehicle was found to be stolen and he was arrested for possessing a stolen vehicle and for violating the terms of his probation. While investigating the above mentioned vehicle theft, Officer Palacio located and recovered another stolen vehicle parked around the corner from the same location. It was processed for evidence and returned to its owner. Please continue to report all suspicious activities to us. Thank you.

Retirement and Medal of Valor Please join us in congratulating Sergeant John Kovach who is retiring from the City of Newark after serving 32 Years in law enforcement, with over 15 of his last with the Newark Police Department. John’s last day of work will be tonight. John began his career in law enforcement in 1985 when he was hired as a Police Assistant for the C.S.U., Hayward Police Department while attending college. In 1988, John was sworn in as a Police Officer and over the course of the next 14 years, served as a Field Training Officer, Corporal, and Sergeant for the C.S.U., Hayward PD. In 2002, John was hired by the Newark Police Department as a Police Officer. He served as an Acting Sergeant before officially being promoted to the rank of Sergeant on July 19, 2006. John has worked numerous collateral assignments as both as an officer and a sergeant. He has been a Field Training Officer (FTO), a Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) Member, Reserve Officer Coordinator, CERT team member, Range Master, TASER Instructor, Honor Guard Member, Trauma Support Team Member, Citizen Police Academy Instructor, First Aid/CPR Instructor, and served in the Community Policing Unit. John has received numerous department awards including the Departments Employee of the Quarter Award for both Summer 2003 and Spring 2008 quarters. He has received three Department Gold Awards, two Department Silver Awards, two Department Blue Awards, and two City of Newark Pride Awards. John has been recognized with awards by outside organizations including the Act of Courage Hero Award from the Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for his heroic efforts in saving the life of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer. He also received four awards/recognition from Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving for his DUI arrests and four awards/recognition from the California CHP for his efforts in recovering stolen vehicles. Tonight, Chief Carroll also awarded John with the department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor for a recent off-duty action in which he saved a citizen from a burning vehicle on his way home from work. Congratulations John and good luck in your future endeavors!

Trick or Treat at NewPark Mall was awesome! Thanks for coming by! Be safe tonight!

Meet our newest officer! He’s a bit young but he’s full of energy and ready to hit the streets!

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays. Here are some safety tips: Trick or Treat With an Adult • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Keep Costumes Creative and Safe • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falling. Walk Safely • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Drive Cautiously on Halloween • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours .

We were honored to be involved.

Yesterday, Officer Taylor investigated a petty theft of a wallet, left behind at the register at Food Maxx. Cards from the wallet were subsequently used throughout the town. Surveillance footage showed the suspect that Officer Tyalor recognized. Officer Taylor led the shift on a probation search of a house on the 6500 block of Normandy, where 11 subjects were contacted and detained. A 38 year old male from Hayward was found unconscious in a bedroom, likely under the influence of heroin. He is a convicted felon. In his direct vicinity was a loaded gun (stolen), a baggie of heroin, bundles of black tar heroin, scales, and baggies, a key to a 2017 Ford Mustang stolen from Fremont Ford which was parked right out front and a scrap of paper scrawled with the original wallet theft victim’s credit card information. He was arrested for felon in possession of a weapon, possession of heroin while armed, possession of heroin for sales, vehicle theft, and possession of credit card information. Located in the living room, in the direct vicinity of where a 33 year old female from Hayward was seated, a baggie of methamphetamine was located. She was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales. Officers are aware of the problems associated to the Normandy house and will continue to be proactive in addressing issues from there.

Big congrats to our 2017 Newark Citizen Police Academy Class #19 for graduating from the program tonight! Thank you for getting involved!

We are proud to join other City of Newark staff members to celebrate Unity Day 2017. We stand united for Kindness, Inclusion, and Acceptance.

Today, members of NPD attended a ceremony hosted by the Alameda County Heroes Grave Project to honor the 86 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in Alameda County’s history. Today’s ceremony took place at the gravesite of Oakland PD’s Officer Richard Richardson who was shot and killed in the line of duty exactly 150 years ago. Officer Richardson was the first law enforcement officer killed in Alameda County.

This is pretty cool. It was our honor to help.

Tip-a-Cop for Special Olympics Northern California Newark police department has taken over the Milpitas Red Robin for the annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Northern California today 11am-8pm. Here is a little sneak peek at what we are up to!

Hey friends and family come on down to the Milpitas Red Robin restaurant for the annual Tip-A-Cop to raise money for Special Olympics Northern California. Members of the Newark Police Department will be taking over the Milpitas restaurant and serving as your waiters for today from 11 AM through 8 PM. See you there!!

Please join us in congratulating Officer Christi Wallace who successfully completed the Field Training Officer (FTO) program tonight and was released as a solo beat officer. Congrats and have a safe night! *Pictured- FTO Tina Knutson (L), Ofc. Wallace and FTO Robert Norvell.

Showing off our pink patches to help fight against breast cancer. 😎💓

Big congrats to Officer Joseph Rivera who successfully completed the Field Training Officer (FTO) program today and was released as a solo beat officer. Congrats and be safe out there Joe! *Pictured- FTO Todd Nobbe (L) and Ofc. Rivera

Want to help families affected by the North Bay Fires? Some agencies are overwhelmed by Wine Country fire donations and actually "have too much" and do not have the space for more items. We called several organizations in the area and they confirmed this. Instead they are asking for help in other ways. -Donate money. Monetary donations gives responders and organizations flexibility on what they can do. Please ensure you are donating your money to a reputable charity. -Volunteer though organization. The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County recommended that those looking to volunteer or donate look at to get matched with organizations or groups that need help. Thank you to those wanting to help.

Please join us in congratulating our three newest officers who just graduated today from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office 159th Academy. Welcome to Newark Police Department Officers Anthony Piquette, Jenna Quinonez and Marc Palacio! We are proud to also announce that Officer Marc Palacio earned the academy’s top physical fitness award!

This short video was just taken by one of our units patrolling the City of Santa Rosa. At the request of Cal OES, we will be sending more units and staying over the weekend to help provide security and allow local authorities to get some much needed rest. To help the thousands of people affected by this horrible disaster we will be collecting donations next week. More information will be provided very soon on where and when you can help. Thank you and please continue to send good wishes to all of the communities affected by the North Bay Fires.

Several officers from Newark PD were sent to the devastating North Bay fires to help block roads, provide security and to deal with looters if necessary. We are a small agency of 59 sworn officers but we will do whatever we can to help with the fires. We will be there for the next 48 hours. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the North Bay Fires. We are glad to help keep those in the area safe.

Please expect a short delay in the area of Newark Blvd and Jarvis due to a hit-and-run of a fire hydrant. Thank you.