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07/20 - Cocaine distributor caught uptown

03/24 - Jefferson Dr distributors caught

03/18 - Two arrested for distribution

03/10 - Detectives catch dealer in act


A Response to the Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Last spring, Chief Brooks and Chief Brian Kyes of the Chelsea Police Department formed a working group to look at the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The task force released a report in May that contained 62 recommendations and 90 action items. The working group was made up of police chiefs, the executive director of the commonwealth's Municipal Police Training Committee and representatives from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

As a result of this effort, a conference was held Monday and Tuesday attended by over 200 Massachusetts chiefs. They received training about implicit bias, procedural justice and legitimacy, community collaboration for serving the mentally ill, managing critical incidents, community engagement and eyewitness identification. During the conference, the working group released a position paper representing the views of the Mass. Chiefs of Police Association and the Mass. Major City Chiefs Association. Chiefs Brooks is a vice president with the Mass Chiefs.

"A Response to the Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing" can be fully reviewed here:

NORWOOD P.D. BLUE Available now! has made past episodes of Norwood P.D. Blue available for viewing on their website. The monthly public access show features a look at the day to day operation of the department and includes a Q&A with Chief Brooks.   Episodes can be found here.


     The mission of the Norwood Police Department is to provide the highest level of public safety and service to Norwood's residents, visitors, and the community in general.

         We are committed to providing effective, competent, and considerate public safety services that will enhance the quality of life within our community and ensure that all are treated with the utmost dignity.