News about the Norwood Police Department and what we are doing within the community

Sgt. Tim Buchanan Retires

Sgt. Tim Buchanan announced his retirement from the Norwood Police Department. His retired on April 28th. Tim was hired on April 29, 1996 as the number one candidate on the eligibility list. He was promoted to Sergeant on October 9, 2010. He was a member of the Major Accident Team and took over command of that team in May of 2012. Tim received many commendations throughout his career and was a very valued member of the Norwood Police Department. He has plans on volunteering more time at his church, Ashland Avenue Baptist, watching his son play baseball, and fishing. Congratulation Sgt. Tim Buchanan on you retirement and thank you for your service to the City of Norwood and her citizens and the Norwood Police Department.

Norwood Urology Group - Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

The Norwood Urology Group will be hosting their annual Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. The event is taking place next Saturday, October 15th. The race will begin at 9:00 and road closures will be taking place 10 minutes prior to the start of the race. The duration of the road closures will be approximately 2 hours. This event will have an adverse affect in our city. We have attached the link to the race website, along with the routes for the 5K and 10K race. If you live on any residential street along the two routes please make preparations so the event will not affect your plans that day. Please share this information with your neighbors.

Officer of the Month April 2016 - Chad Webster

The Norwood Police Department Officer of the month for April 2016 is Chad Webster. Chad was nominated by his supervisors for his work as a field training officer, developing and training our newest officers. These officers look to Officer Webster as a shift leader. Congratulations Officer Webster and keep up the great work!

City of Norwood Voice Mail System Out of Service

The City of Norwood is having technical difficulties with the phone system. Because of this, the voice mail system is out of service. The two options to leave a message for a police department employee is to call the main desk, 458-4521 ext. 7 or to email the officer.

Norwood Police Department starting Explorer Program

The Norwood Police Department is in the process of starting a Police Explorers Post. The post will provide an opportunity for young men and women to gain real world knowledge and experience in the law enforcement field. Explorers will participate in scenarios such as; traffic stops, arrest search and seizure, crime scene investigation, building searches, and other exciting activities. The program will be run with the assistance of Learning for Life, a division of the Boy Scouts of America.

We will be holding an open house on September 23rd, 2015 in the Mini Auditorium at Norwood High School from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Applicants and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend the open house so that we may answer any questions and can provide information on the program. Post meetings will begin in October and will likely be every other week depending on upcoming events and holidays. Meetings will be approximately 3 hours long.

All applicants will be required to be at least 14 years of age, a graduate of the 8th grade, and younger than 21. Applications to become an Explorer will be available at the Norwood Police Department and online at Applicants are not required to be Norwood residents.