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Accreditation Commission

05/16 - Chief William G. Brooks III is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Monday June 6th and Tuesday June 7th 2016, to begin examining various aspects of the Norwood Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.  

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state Accreditation -- a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards.  In order to achieve accreditation status, the Norwood Police Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60% of the optional standards.  

Achieving accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.  Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Brooks.

NORWOOD P.D. BLUE Available now!

 

NPATV.org 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.

MISSION STATEMENT

     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.