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Promotion Ceremony

7/14 - This afternoon at headquarters a ceremony took place in which three promotions were made within the department. Two of these promotions were triggered by the retirement of Lieutenant Kevin McDonough who retired last month. In Norwood, the appointment and promotion of police officers is the responsibility of the town’s General Manager, John Carroll, on the recommendation of the Chief of Police, WiIliam G. Brooks. Today, the following individuals were promoted:

                              Ofc. Chris Padden to Sergeant
                              Sgt. David Benton to Lieutenant
                              Lt. Peter Kelly to Deputy Chief

The position of Deputy Chief of Police is a new one, approved last fiscal year and effective this year. Having a clear second-in-command and a second executive level officer provides the Department with increased stability and effectiveness.

Congratulations are in order for all and best of luck in your new assignments!

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.