Newport Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Newport Beach Police Department
  • Address: 870 Santa Barbara Drive, Newport Beach, 92660 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 949-644-3681
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Newport Beach Police Department is located at 870 Santa Barbara Drive, Newport Beach, 92660 CA. The Newport Beach Police Department phone number is 949-644-3681.

Newport Beach Police Department News

Halloween is only two days away! It is a time for children to dress up, trick or treat, and spend time with their family. Let's be aware that children, families and pets will be walking on sidewalks and even in the street in areas that don't have sidewalks. Drive safe and be aware of your surroundings.

The Newport Beach Police Department has partnered with Hoag Hospital for the National Drug Take Back Day on October 27th. There will be a drive-up-and-drop-off at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach in the Sunset View parking lot. This event is limited to household medications and is not for business generated waste. This is a "no questions asked" event.

Last night our Citizens' Academy had a class on our S.W.A.T. unit. Fun fact... the protective vest alone weighs over 40 pounds! #SWAT

Today our Officers and Volunteers took part in the Bike Rodeo at Newport Heights Elementary. Children are never too young to be learning bike, helmet and road safety for riding a bicycle.

Got a case of the Monday BLUES, perhaps the Monday light blues? Carol, one of our volunteers who wears light blue, provided a station tour to a winner of a silent auction for a local charity. The group found it very informative and interesting. Thank you Carol!

Flashback Friday to August 13, 2018. Officers Hume and Spenser created and presented "The use of a DRE in a Vehicular Homicide Investigation" at the annual Drug, Alcohol and Impaired Driving Conference. The conference included hundreds of Law Enforcement personnel from all over the world. They are both dedicated members of the department's Drug Recognition Expert program and have made hundreds of arrests for impaired driving during their careers. We want to recognize their outstanding efforts in our community.

Flashback Friday to August 13, 2018. Officers Hume and Spenser created and presented "The use of a DRE in a Vehicular Homicide Investigation" at the annual Drug, Alcohol and Impaired Driving Conference. The conference included hundreds of Law Enforcement personnel from all over the world. They are both dedicated members of the department's Drug Recognition Expert program and have made hundreds of arrests for impaired driving during their careers. We want to recognize their outstanding efforts in our community.

At Citizens' Academy last night, our students were able to learn very important gun safety lessons from Our Rangemaster. #safetyfirst

Yesterday was Cookies for a Cop day! The week of October 15-19, Cookies for a Cop is delivering over half a million cookies nationally. Thank you to all of the bakers and kids who delivered the cookies to our Officers.

Did you know that NBPD Parking Control Officers also assist our Traffic Division? When you see orange cones, a Parking Control Officer, or a Parking Control truck blocking parts of the street, they are assisting officers with an incident. Please do not drive through a cone pattern, they are there to keep you safe.

Got the Monday BLUES? Here's something blue that will brighten your day through those gloomy weekend clouds. Our department loves receiving hand drawn pictures from kids in our community. We're always looking for future officers, even if they are only 11. #thankyouEva

Since it's Friday, we thought the best flashback would be our LOCK IT OR LOSE IT video! Lets head into the weekend remembering to always lock our cars and remove our valuables. Now, lets go watch Officer Darling show us how it's done.

At Citizens' Academy last night, our students were able to conduct simulated car stops and pull fingerprints with CSI. Even though the class pulled over our awesome volunteers, it gave them a small idea of what officers go through during a traffic stop.

This morning our Volunteers, Police Officers, and Parking Control Officers were out at schools meeting students and parents as they walked and biked to school. #InternationalWalkToSchoolDay

As the holidays are quickly approaching and the traveling season begins, it is important to remember our childhood and the game RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT. As children we are taught to listen to Simon and a red light means stop. Now as adults driving, we must remember that lesson.

Feeling the Monday blues? Have you received one of our BLUE door hangers for a Crime Alert? This crime alert is to inform you that a car burglar is operating in your neighborhood. We send our amazing volunteers out to the neighborhood where the crime occurred to leave these helpful reminders on your door. Remember to lock your cars and do not leave valuables in your car.

When a three-year-old girl witnessed domestic violence in her home, she was terrified. The NBPD responded, got control of the situation, cared for the wounded party, arrested the aggressor, and made the appropriate notifications for the child's welfare. But public service doesn't stop there. Paperwork and phone calls and assurances were not going to soothe this little girl in the midst of the most traumatic event of her young life. So, while his partners worked on the reports and interviews, one officer took the time to scoop up some toys and go to work. His goal: bringing a smile to the tear-stained face of a crying toddler. Mission accomplished.

At Citizens' Academy last night, our students learned all about developing layers of crime prevention options at their homes (the big recommendations: good lighting, locking doors and windows, and easy-to-use security cameras). Then, after a brief Q&A about Parking Control, K9s Hondo and Kajo wowed the crowd with their skills in locating narcotics and following officer commands. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿถ

WORD OF THE WEEK Are you a fan of our four-legged crime-fighters?? If so, the OCPCA K9 Demonstration is right up your alley! We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 13 for this fun-filled and informative event. K9 Kajo, K9 Hondo, and all of the other amazing Police Canines in Orange County will be there. More information can be found at www.ocpca.org.

TRAFFIC TUESDAY Did you know there's a chance of rain in Newport Beach this week?! ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ It feels like it's been aaaaages since our last bout of precipitation! While we always encourage keeping vehicles well-maintained, a lesser-known provision of the Vehicle Code becomes important when the roads are slick: minimum tire tread depth. Did you know California requires a minimum tread depth of 1/32 of an inch for tires to be "street legal"? Here's a good trick: stick a penny in your tire tread with Lincoln's head pointing down. If you can see all of his head, your tires are inching toward illegal and need replacing. On wet roads, where stopping distances are already an issue, having bald tires dramatically increases your risk of hydroplaning. Let's all take an extra moment to check our vehicles to make sure they're safe to be on the road!

SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS!! This morning, Chief Lewis had the honor of recognizing *17* new and promoting staff members. Brace yourselves; here's the (long, long) list: We introduced Police Officer Tyler Eisenhauer, who recently graduated from his Police Academy, and seven Police Recruits (Anthony Annunziata, Kyle Cameron, Christian Dobrowsky, Rayven Hernandez, Sean Nearhoof, Kelsey Parrish, and Alex Shenasi). Next, three Lateral Police Officers (Heather Thomson, Erik Geoffroy, and Garrett Gergins) and four Community Services Officers (Zoe Del Pinto, Sang Nguyen, Michael Querry, and Brenda Sotomayor) were sworn in. The ceremony concluded with two promotions: Erin Duhon was promoted to the rank of Communications Supervisor and Heather Rangel was promoted to the position of Crime Prevention Specialist-PIO. Join us in congratulating all SEVENTEEN of these people on their achievements! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

In case you hadn't heard, it's #InternationalPodcastDay! What better way to celebrate than by joining in our *international* manhunt for murderer and fugitive Peter Chadwick?! A true-crime podcast from a police department? Yes indeed! Check out "Countdown to Capture" at www.countdowntocapture.com or in your preferred podcast tool.

In Episode 6 of "Countdown to Capture", you can hear personal messages from the NBPD.... Messages to you, the listener. To the three Chadwick boys, who are never far from our thoughts. And, finally, to Peter Chadwick himself. Listen at www.countdowntocapture.com or in your preferred podcast tool.