Newport Police Department

  • Agency: Newport Police Department
  • Address: 169 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, 97365 OR
  • Chief: Mark Miranda (Chief of Police)
Phone: (541) 574-3348
Fax:

Newport Police Department is located at 169 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, 97365 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Miranda. The Newport Police Department phone number is (541) 574-3348.

Newport Police Department News

It's 4/20. Despite what you might have read on the internet, the moon will not be green tonight for the first time in 420 years. Weed is legal in Oregon. Driving high on weed is not. So don't. Here's a little poem to help you remember. If you're going to get stoned, stay home. Driving high is still a DUII.

Your kids can now check out our new Kids Connection page, featuring K-9 Nero, on our website.

One of our many friends and followers suggested we share this with you. Now that we have seen it, we will be checking to see what's on Detectives Mitch France and Mike Leake's iPods.

Robbery (Photo)

Our congratulations to Officer Shelby Smith on her completion of 16 weeks of intensive training at the DPSST Academy in Salem. She graduated on Friday, April 13, 2018. She will now continue training in patrol with assigned Field Training Officers over the course of the next few months. Congratulations, Officer Smith! Welcome home!

We are so fortunate to have such incredible Volunteers! Yesterday they were working at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and today they were out at the Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race. We can count on them rain or shine. We know we're all ready for less rain and more shine! Thank you, NPD Volunteers!!

#TBT - our first K-9, Eyan, back in January 2009. He is enjoying retirement. In fact, he just received his AARP membership card last week. These days, he spends his time chasing horses around the ranch and sharing stories of his more exciting drug busts to those who will listen.

#NationalPetDay

It's that time of year again. We always get a few calls from folks asking what the heck these things are that are covering the beach. Enjoy them for the very short time they still look pretty cool. It won't be long before the stench will fill the air. It's a funk you won't soon forget.

Sex Crime Investigation (Photo)

Kennecia Posey, 26, was arrested in Ft. Pierce, Florida recently for possession of cocaine found in her purse. She claimed she knew nothing about it, and placed the blame on the wind. Posey was one of two people in the car when it was pulled over by police after it was seen swerving on the road. “I don't know anything about any cocaine,” she told officers. “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.” Officers searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana as they approached. During the search, officers found bags of cocaine and marijuana inside Posey’s purse. Posey admitted the marijuana was hers, but maintained she had no idea how the cocaine ended up inside her purse. The 26-year-old was arrested and charged with a felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. She was later released on bond. With the storm this past weekend in Newport, and wind gusts up to 75 mph, we would like you to know that if any bags of cocaine by happenstance anomalously blew into your car, house, purse, pockets, backpack or any other area near you or your property, you may turn them in to us for disposal and avoid such an unfortunate circumstance as Ms. Posey's. Just sayin'.

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as Public Safety Telecommunicators. Today marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The official name of the week, when originally introduced in Congress in 1991, was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Over the years, it has somehow become known by several other names, including National Telecommunications Week and International Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week is designated to recognize those Public Safety Telecommunicators who serve the public in countless ways without due recognition by the beneficiaries of their services. The Newport Police Department would like to thank the men and women at Willamette Valley Communications Center for their dedication and service. We appreciate all you do!

We are more than ready for summer. But first, this...

Thug life at the beach.

Congratulations to U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay! 2018 Shutter Showdown Champion!! Thank you to everyone who voted throughout the competition. We are very proud of our community, and our Coasties!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. #JustDrive

After picking up the Thin Blue Line Rock at NPD, Clarence Bouchat of Mechanicsburg, PA, and his niece Emma Bouchat offered to take the TBL Rock on their journey to Europe. Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Thin Blue Line Rock leaves its formation, its deeply embedded Oregon foundations, but also excitement as its travels begin -- knowing that a rolling stone gathers no moss. Greetings from PDX! Sunday, March 25, 2018 - The Thin Blue Line Rock takes its first tour through Germany's capital, Berlin. Soaring to new heights, it is pictured with the iconic Berliner Fernsehenturn (television tower), a landmark visible from everywhere in the city, and built by the former East German communist regime. Gruessen aus Berlin! Monday, March 26, 2018 - Taking a rock star’s tour of Berlin today, visiting some of its finest stone attractions, including the longest remnant of the infamous Berlin Wall and the Reichstag Building, seat of Germany’s legislature for 130 years. The Thin Blue Line Rock’s most exciting find, however, is a master stonemason’s work shop, a home away from home!

It's down to the final two! The winning photo will be selected tomorrow. We encourage you to cast your vote for our own U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay's entry in the Shutter Showdown by clicking on the photo, then selecting Like on the U.S. Coast Guard's page. This is it! Let's win this for our local Coasties!

April 1, 2018 - The Newport Police Department will begin the implementation of the Sugar Glider to our patrol division today. In cooperation with an Australian law enforcement training facility in Sydney, NPD received fifteen sugar gliders for use in patrol. Officers have been trained in the utilization of sugar gliders as a tool for the purpose of surveillance, as well as investigative and tracking techniques. The sugar glider is an excellent substitute for drones. While the cost is relatively the same, the sugar glider is preferred because of its compact size, weight, and immediate access, compared to the inconvenience of a drone, which must be packed in a carrying case in the trunk of the patrol vehicle, and require manual remote control by the officer. The patrol sugar glider has received extensive training before being assigned to an officer, as well as paired training with its handler. Officers also learned the skills necessary for the care and feeding of the sugar gliders. Each sugar glider will be equipped with a sophisticated micro camera. The camera will continuously transmit real-time images to the patrol officer via an app installed on the officer’s smart phone. In addition, the footage from the sugar glider is instantly archived and stored on massive hard drives at City Hall, allowing analysts to review it later if necessary. Sometimes referred to as “pocket pets”, the sugar glider is small enough for an officer to carry in a pocket, and is lightweight at an average of four ounces. The sugar glider does not add the burden of another piece of cumbersome, heavy equipment to the existing gear an officer wears on a duty belt. The belt and bulletproof vest can weigh up to a total of 30 pounds. The sugar gliders acquired by the Newport Police Department have each been trained to return to their assigned officers after flight by using visual, voice, electronic device command, and complex chemical odors. The sugar glider is characterized by its gliding membrane, which extends from its forelegs to its hind legs, one on each side of its body. Sugar gliders can steer by moving their limbs and adjusting the tension of their gliding membrane; for example, to turn left, a sugar glider will lower its left forearm below its right. While used by many law enforcement agencies in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, the Newport Police Department is the first in the U.S. to utilize a marsupial in their patrol division. Because sugar gliders are highly social animals, NPD will host a Sugar Glider Social Hour on April 31st at 10:00 a.m. at the Newport Municipal Petting Zoo to introduce them to the public.

After picking up the Thin Blue Line Rock at NPD, Clarence Bouchat of Mechanicsburg, PA, and his niece Emma Bouchat offered to take the TBL Rock on their journey to Europe. Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Thin Blue Line Rock leaves its formation, its deeply embedded Oregon foundations, but also excitement as its travels begin -- knowing that a rolling stone gathers no moss. Greetings from PDX! Sunday, March 25, 2018 - The Thin Blue Line Rock takes its first tour through Germany's capital, Berlin. Soaring to new heights, it is pictured with the iconic Berliner Fernsehenturn (television tower), a landmark visible from everywhere in the city, and built by the former East German communist regime. Gruessen aus Berlin! Monday, March 26, 2018 - Taking a rock star’s tour of Berlin today, visiting some of its finest stone attractions, including the longest remnant of the infamous Berlin Wall and the Reichstag Building, seat of Germany’s legislature for 130 years. The Thin Blue Line Rock’s most exciting find, however, is a master stonemason’s work shop, a home away from home!

U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay's photo has made it to the Final Four of the Shutter Showdown! You may cast your vote to get them to the championship by clicking on the photo, then Like the Total Solar Eclipse photo on the Coast Guard's page. We believe this is going to be their toughest challenge in the voting. Your vote counts. Please share with your friends. Good luck, Station Yaquina Bay!

After picking up the Thin Blue Line Rock at NPD, Clarence Bouchat of Mechanicsburg, PA, and his niece Emma Bouchat offered to take the TBL Rock on their journey to Europe. Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Thin Blue Line Rock leaves its formation, its deeply embedded Oregon foundations, but also excitement as its travels begin -- knowing that a rolling stone gathers no moss. Greetings from PDX! Sunday, March 25, 2018 - The Thin Blue Line Rock takes its first tour through Germany's capital, Berlin. Soaring to new heights, it is pictured with the iconic Berliner Fernsehenturn (television tower), a landmark visible from everywhere in the city, and built by the former East German communist regime. Gruessen aus Berlin! Monday, March 26, 2018 - Taking a rock star’s tour of Berlin today, visiting some of its finest stone attractions, including the longest remnant of the infamous Berlin Wall and the Reichstag Building, seat of Germany’s legislature for 130 years. The Thin Blue Line Rock’s most exciting find, however, is a master stonemason’s work shop, a home away from home!

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