Recent News Articles:

09/23 - 3 arrested on heroin charges

08/20 - 100 grams of heroin/ $23k seized

07/20 - Cocaine distributor caught uptown

03/24 - Jefferson Dr distributors caught



10/25 - Chief Brooks received the IACP Civil Rights Award for Individual Achievement at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Chicago. The award was the result of his work with the Innocence Project. The Innocence Project works to win the freedom of people who have been convicted for crimes they did not commit. They use the information from those cases to identify the reasons why people have been wrongly convicted, and then try to influence public policy across the country. The leading cause of wrongful convictions is mistakes by eyewitnesses who erroneously identify innocent people as offenders. 75% of people exonerated for crimes they did not commit were convicted at least in part based on mistaken identification.

For the past six years, Chief Brooks has been speaking across country to legislatures, law schools, state bar associations and police training classes about science-based procedures the police can use that will minimize the chance of error. He uses vacation time to do this work which is funded by the Innocence Project. Thus far, Chief Brooks has appeared in 22 states and many police departments have changed their investigative protocols as a result of his presentations. He serves on the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Eyewitness Identification and last year he served on a committee examining eyewitness identification at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C..

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.


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