Norwood Police Homepage

Norwood Police Department 
137 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062          NPDPatch                     

Christopher Padden, Chief of Police
Christopher Flanagan, Deputy Chief

Phone: 781-440-5100
Fax:     781-440-5185

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Norwood Police Department is an accredited agency consisting of over sixty sworn officers. These officers are responsible for the safety of Norwood's 28,000 residents and visitors alike.  We work to secure the community by patrolling an area of just over 10 square miles by means of three shifts over twenty four hours, three hundred and sixty five days a year. Our officers take pride in the responsibility given to them by the town of Norwood  and are grateful to serve this community.  Welcome to our official website.

Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission                                                                                                                           
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission arrived on June 14th, 2022 for a three day assessment 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 maintain 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 Padden.

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Unemployment Fraud Resources

Reports of unemployment fraud are on the rise across the country. Please view our unemployment fraud resource document for more.

File a Police Report
To report a crime, please call 781-440-5100 to request an officer, or come to Police Headquarters and and an officer will be brought in to meet you. Online reporting for selected offenses is no longer available.

Report a Tip on Criminal Activity 
We often rely on tips from the community regarding drug activity or other criminal activity.  

All-Night Parking 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than one acting in an emergency, to park said vehicle for a period of time longer than two (2) hours between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 AM of any day on any street or in or upon any Town-owned off-street parking facility, from November 15 through April 1 of each year without authorization from the Board of Selectmen or their designee.  For more information see the Town of Norwood Traffic Rules and Regulations.