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Promotions in the Department

1/22 -This afternoon the department promoted two officers on the occasion of the retirement of Detective Sergeant Robert Rinn (which is effective tomorrow). General Manager John J. Carroll made the promotions on the recommendations of Chief William Brooks.

Promoted from sergeant to detective sergeant was Peter J. Curran, a 31 year veteran of the Norwood Police Department. Curran was promoted to sergeant in 2007 after 17 years in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). His first 7 years were spent in patrol, mostly as a member of the Impact Unit.

Promoted from patrolman to sergeant was Timothy M. McDonagh who was appointed to the Norwood Police Department in 2004. Tim has been a member of the department’s Warrant Unit since its formation in 2012. His permanent assignments have been first to the midnight shift and more recently the 4-12pm shift.

We are excited for each and wish them all the best as they assume increased responsibilities.

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.