Norwood Police Department News

Officer of the Month - February 2014

Congratulations to Officer Tim Brown for being selected as Officer of the Month.


Pigs and Pins - March 8th 2014

The Norwood Police Association (NPA) will be hosting their third annual benefit, Pigs and Pins on Saturday, March 8th at Stones Lanes in Norwood.


Officer of the Month - January 2014

Patrolman Jeff Barger has been named Officer of the Month for January. Jeff works on first shift. On Christmas Day, Officer Barger dressed up as Santa Claus and passed out lumps of coal to drivers. He also gave small gifts to children who were passengers in cars that he stopped.

Watch Patrolman Barger story from LOCAL 12 On YouTube
Patrolman Barger On WCPO


Car Theft Warning

With colder weather upon us, many people choose to start their car and let it warm up. The Norwood Police Department wants to advise you that doing this is a violation of State of Ohio law. Many vehicles are stolen each winter when leaving your vehicle unattended while the vehicle is running. Listed below is the state law concerning the rules for unattended vehicles.

4511.661 Unattended motor vehicles

(A) No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, effectively setting the parking brake, and, when the motor vehicle is standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.
The requirements of this section relating to the stopping of the engine, locking of the ignition, and removing the key from the ignition of a motor vehicle shall not apply to an emergency vehicle or a public safety vehicle.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.


Norwood Police Department Entrance Exams

The Norwood Police Department gave an entrance exam on Wednesday, January 15th. Eighty seven applicants showed up to take the exam. The exam is the first step in the hiring process for new police officers. Good luck to all the applicants.

Exam scores: View PDF


Norwood Police on COPS

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