About The Chief


William G. Brooks III is the Chief of the Norwood, Massachusetts Police Department and has been a police officer for over 45 years. Bill was a member of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Study Committee on Eyewitness Identification and is a member of the SJC standing committee.  He also served on a committee at the National Academy of Sciences that issued the 2014 report “Identifying the Culprit, Assessing Eyewitness Identification.”  He presents nationally on behalf of the Innocence Project and has delivered presentations in 29 states.  Chief Brooks was the 2012 recipient of the Innocence Network’s Champion of Justice Award and received the Civil Rights Award for Individual Achievement from the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2015.  Chief Brooks served as president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in 2016 and sits on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

William G. Brooks III

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