Newark Police Department

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

Please join us in congratulating the following officers who were sworn in today! Lt. David Higbee Sgt. Sal Sandoval Sgt. Yama Homayoun Ofc. DeJuan Johnson Ofc. Anthony Piquette Ofc. Marc Palacio and Ofc. Ariel San Pedro

MAIL THIEVES ARRESTED On Friday, 05/18/18, an alert citizen noticed two suspicious females that appeared to be stealing packages in the area of Escallonia Drive. The citizen was able to provide detailed descriptions of the suspects, the suspect vehicle, and a partial license plate. Newark PD Officers arrived and located the suspect vehicle as it was leaving the area. An enforcement stop was initiated and the officers learned the suspects had stolen mail and packages from the neighborhood. Jessica Koenig and Jamie Rutherford, both from San Jose, were arrested by Officer Fredstrom after providing false names. Upon further investigation a significant amount of stolen mail, credits cards, personal checks, and personal identifying information of victims in the San Jose area was recovered. Great work by Officer Fredstrom and thank you to all our alert citizens that help keep our community safe!

Officer Of The Year Please join us in congratulating Detective Adeceli Kovach for earning this prestigious award. Here is what one of her peers wrote about her. “Detective Kovach is not only a staple within the Newark Police Department’s Detective Division, she is a huge asset to the entire organization on a personal and professional level. This nomination is in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts while working as a Detective, Field Training Officer (FTO), Peer Support member, and countless other non-descript assignments that she has taken on while juggling her everyday duties. As we all know, Detective Kovach’s niche is investigating sexual assaults and child abuse cases. These cases without a doubt take a toll on an investigator’s emotional, physical, and psychological well-being. Knowing the delicacy that these cases entail, Detective Kovach’s tenacity with which she investigates such crimes is second to none. Detective Kovach works tireless hours putting a solid case together, not for her, but for the victim’s and family’s lives that these heinous crimes have impacted. Detective Kovach exhibits prowess in the area of sexual assault/ child abuse investigations, as well as general investigations. Detective Kovach has been instrumental in bringing several cases to a successful conclusion. She has gained suspect confessions leading to convictions, recovered valuable evidence, and provided victim’s with much needed closure. Over the course of the 2017 calendar year, Detective Kovach participated in the following number of criminal cases: 13 initiated criminal investigations as the primary investigator 77 supplements authored for 33 total criminal investigations Detective Kovach is a “cop’s cop.” On more than one occasion she has dropped everything she is working on to assist her fellow co-workers and unselfishly bent over backwards to help in any way that she can. Detective Kovach is also not afraid to take on a task, even if it requires research on her part. In the performance of her job duties, Detective Kovach consistently exhibits an “all-out” personal effort. Being a Peer Support member, Detective Kovach has been called at all hours of the day and night, and has never thought twice about wanting to help her fellow co-workers with any situation that they may be involved with. Detective Kovach understands the magnitude of her position and respects the privacy of her co-workers while valuing the impact of what it means to be “Peer Support.” Additionally, being an FTO, Detective Kovach is the definition of a solid mentor. Detective Kovach is patient with those that are deficient, and will not hesitate to be firm and assertive where applicable. Detective Kovach should be recognized for her personal motivation, excellent teamwork, and the professionalism that she displayed over the duration of the calendar year of 2017; furthermore, this exemplary job performance demonstrates her dedication to the Newark Police Department, and more importantly, to the public to which she serves.” Very well deserved!

Please join us in congratulating our two newest officers! Welcome aboard Officer Alexandria Riddles and Officer Frank Wilkerson.

Today, our two newest police officers will graduate from the police academy. We will introduce them to you soon!

Dispatcher Of The Year! Congratulations to our Dispatcher Of The Year, Dawn Paige! In the last year Dawn has continuously gone above and beyond for the betterment of the Communications Center and this department. She has become a trainer and had a hand in training two of our most recent trainees. In addition she also became a Tactical Dispatcher. Dawn is always willing to help out her fellow dispatchers when needed. She has worked countless extra shifts to help others as well as continually signing up for open shifts while we were very short staffed over the last two years. Dawn is a perfect example of what all dispatchers should strive to be. Hardworking, helpful, and outgoing. In the past year she has invested a lot of time in re-vamping our communications training program. She takes initiative on anything and everything she sees that needs to be done. She is a team player, she signs up for every OT/open shift she can work. She is very professional at work and puts Officer Safety first at all times. Congratulations and thank you Dawn!

UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY: Central Avenue will be closed between Sycamore Street and Morton Avenue from noon Saturday, April 21st, through Monday, April 23rd, due to Railroad Repair Work. Drivers on Central Avenue and surrounding streets should anticipate minor delays during the closure. Detour signs will be in place directing drivers to alternate routes: • Eastbound traffic on Central Avenue will be detoured at Filbert Street to Sycamore Street • Westbound traffic on Central Avenue will be detoured at Sycamore Street to Filbert Street • Access will be maintained at all times to local businesses on Morton Avenue and Central Avenue near the railroad crossing This closure is necessary to allow Union Pacific Railroad to perform repair work on their tracks.

Please join us in congratulating Officer San Pedro (pictured on the right) as NPD’s newest officer to successfully complete the Field Training Program. He’ll be working his new shift, as a “solo beat officer”, as early as tomorrow. What’s special about Officer San Pedro is that he comes from another police agency with 16 years of law enforcement experience. Officers who are hired by NPD from other agencies are called “Laterals”, and they are great additions to NPD and our community because of the investigative and tactical experience they bring to us. Congratulations Officer San Pedro, and be safe out there! *Pictured w/FTO Officer Karl Fredstrom

Come say hi at our recruitment booth! We’re at Chabot College!

We are very excited to be part of this event tomorrow. If you can, drop by and come say hi to us.

Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!

It’s windy and wet out there folks. Please drive carefully.

So mean. 😢

PRESS RELEASE-UPDATE Newark Police Investigating Homicide- Victim Identified Newark, California (Wednesday, March 28, 2018) On March 23, 2018 at approximately 10:58 p.m., Newark Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 7700 block of Wells Ave. Upon arrival, officers located a male, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was declared deceased on scene. Newark Police Department Detectives are investigating the incident, which is not believed to be a random act, as a homicide. The victim has been identified as John Amos, a 38-year-old male resident of Newark. Newark Police Department Detectives are continuing with the investigation. Additional details are not available at this time. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Newark Police Department Investigations Unit Detective Sergeant David Higbee (510.578.4962 or via email at david.higbee@newark.org) or Detective Jennifer Bloom (510.578.4931 or via email at jennifer.bloom@newark.org). Information can also be left anonymously on the “Silent Witness” hotline at 510.578.4965. Captain Chomnan Loth will be the point of contact for media inquiries. He can be reached at 510.578.4946 or via email at chomnan.loth@newark.org

PRESS RELEASE Newark, California (Saturday, March 24, 2018) On March 23, 2018 at approximately 10:58 p.m., Newark Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 7700 block of Wells Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a male, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was subsequently declared deceased. Newark Police Department Detectives are investigating the incident, which is not believed to be a random act, as a homicide. The victim has not been positively identified as we are still waiting for the Coroner. Newark Police Department Detectives are continuing with the investigation. Additional details are not available at this time. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Newark Police Department Investigations Unit Detective Sergeant David Higbee (510.578.4962 or via email at david.higbee@newark.org) or Detective Jennifer Bloom (510.578.4931 or via email at jennifer.bloom@newark.org). Information can also be left anonymously on the “Silent Witness” hotline at 510.578.4965. Captain Chomnan Loth will be the point of contact for media inquiries. He can be reached at 510.578.4946 or via email at chomnan.loth@newark.org

Found Cat! -No collar -Male -Not very friendly -Not house broken

Spend your night celebrating, not in jail. Don’t drink and drive. Have fun and be safe.

Please join us in congratulating Officer Marc Palacio (left) who has completed his FTO training and is now working as a solo beat officer. Congratulations Marc on a job well done! Pictured with FTO Officer Andrew Musantry (right).

What do you do when you see a bunch of kids outside? You call them over and let them play with your police vehicle.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Deputy Zirkle.

On June 10th 2018, the members of the Newark Police Association will be participating in the annual “Bike the Bridges” fundraiser for Special Olympics. Newark Police personnel will be cycling the various Bay Area bridges in 25 mile, 50K, 100K, and 100 mile routes all in an effort to raise money for this absolutely amazing group of athletes. If you would like to help sponsor “Team Newark PD” and support Special Olympics Northern California, click on the link below to make your donation. If you have any further questions please contact Officer Todd Nobbe at todd.nobbe@newark.org https://specialolympics.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.team&teamID=5623

We send our thoughts and prayers to Pomona Police Department.

Happy retirement Chief Lucero! Thank you Chief Lucero for your efforts to elevate community safety and to advanced law enforcement efforts throughout California. You have been a passionate advocate for law enforcement agencies while sharing ideas, community engagement, and outreach efforts. You have always been supportive of the Newark Police Department and has strengthened the ties between our departments. Your drive and passion for the City of Fremont, the Fremont Police Department, and the Tri-city area will be missed. Wishing you much happiness, good health, and success as your journey on to new beginnings!

Please don't use your phone when driving! Thank you.