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      Chief Brooks is pleased to announce that the NPD has joined the One Mind Campaign organized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. By joining the campaign, our department has committed to implementing multiple promising practices over the next 12-36 months.


    The Norwood Police Department currently has a partnership with Riverside Community Care and has implemented a policy on Serving the Mentally. A handful of our officers will be attending Crisis Intervention Team training this fall, with more to be scheduled in the spring. Our goal is to have a minimum of 20 percent of the agency trained.

       Chief Brooks is proud of the high level of service this department is already capable of providing to the mentally ill and is committed to meeting the profession's gold standard through this program.

For more information please visit the official website of the One Mind Campaign:

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.