About The Chief

Chief Padden

Chief Christopher Padden was sworn in on May 1, 2024.  He is a 28-year veteran of the Norwood Police Deparment.  Chief Padden previously served as a patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and most recently as Deputy Police Chief.  He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served in Operation Desert Shield/ Operation Deset Storm.  Chief Padden is a graduate of the  the FBI National Academy Session 228, the premier law enforcement training for public safety leaders.

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