Norwood Police Department News

Urology Group Zero Prostate Cancer Run

The Urology Group will be hosting the 8th Annual Zero Prostate Cancer 10K/5K/Run and Walk this Saturday morning. The Norwood Police Department will again be helping with traffic control. The races begin at 9:00 am with road closures starting at 8:45 am. This should be only a minor inconvenience to motorists. The Norwood Police and its volunteers will allow traffic to flow during breaks in runners. Please be patient and courteous to the volunteers who are directing traffic and to the runners/walkers in the race. This event brings between 1000-1500 people to our great city and we want everyone to who participates to have good memories of their experience. If you are going to be out early Saturday morning, take a moment to visit the website and look at the course maps. This way you can prepare yourself for the road closures and work around them during your travel. Below are the links for the race and both course maps. If you notice you live somewhere on the course map, step outside during the race and cheer on all the participants. Thank you for your cooperation.

Starting Monthly Newsletter

Alright NPD friends we are looking at starting a monthly newsletter where we will update you on what's going on at the Police Department and in the City. Much like we do on Facebook. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter via email, then inbox us your email and we will put it on our list. Also we know not everyone is on FB, so if you have a friend who would like to receive the newsletter send us there information or have them call 458-4545 and leave their email address for Lt. Murphy.

Officer of the Month - July 2014

The Norwood Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Dan Riffle for being selected as the "Officer of the Month" for July 2014. Dan's supervisors stressed his outstanding work ethic. He is always willing to jump in and offer assistance to his coworkers when needed. Sgt. Buchanan took it farther by stating, "I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work with Officer Riffle on a regular basis."

Congratulations Dan! Thank you for your commitment to the City of Norwood, the Norwood Police Department, and most importantly, the citizens we serve.

Norwood Introduces 5 new Officers

Please welcome the newest members of the Norwood Police Department.

Sean Grogan: Sean is a graduate of Moeller High School and also graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in political science. Sean most recently served as an auxiliary officer with the Madeira Police Department

Kenneth Devers: Kenneth is a graduate of North College Hill High School and graduated from the Great Oaks Police Academy in 2009. Ken also served his Country honorably as a member of
The United States Marine Corps.

John Desotelle: John is a graduate of Mason High School and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University in criminal justice.

Williams Cox: is a 2008 graduate of Hamilton High School and served in the United States Marine Corps.

Michael Matulewicz: is a 2005 graduate of Lakota West High School and has worked as a police officer in Amelia for the last year and a half.

Coffee with a Cop

After the Norwood Day Parade 2014, the Norwood Police Department sponsored another: "Coffee with a Cop", the location again was the Bluebird Restaurant located at 4629 Montgomery Rd. This was the second "Coffee with a Cop". The Norwood Police hope to sponsor "Coffee with a Cop" twice a year as a way to reach out to the Citizens of Norwood for input on their neighborhood and crime solutions.

About twenty five members of the community attended and enjoyed great conversation along with great dessert. Thank you to all who took time out of a very busy evening to attend. Look forward to seeing everyone at the next "Coffee with a Cop."

Phil Harvey, a patrolman currently assigned to third shift in the patrol division, discusses an issue with a Norwood resident.

Norwood Day Parade 2014

The 122nd Norwood Day Parade was a great success. This year's parade theme was “Gateway to Norwood: At the Lateral” and the Grand Marshal was CEO of Paycor: Bob Coughlin.

The Norwood Police Department played a huge role in the success of the parade. Patrolman Matt Evans, "Bluecoat of the Year", was the lead vehicle. Officers lined the entire parade route keeping traffic controlled and spectators safe. There were no incidents to report during the parade.

Thank you to all the parade participants and especially to all the spectators who made the Norwood Day Parade such an outstanding event. It was another great year to celebrate our Norwood community.

Officer of the Month - June 2014

Officer Krummen received several compliments in the last month from parents at Norwood View Elementary for his efforts in helping with the traffic and parking situation during the drop off and pick up of students. He also spent many mornings talking with the students prior to the start of their school day. Rich led the 1st shift patrol division during the month of June in traffic and parking enforcement. Great job Officer Krummen. Thank you for your commitment to the Norwood community and especially your commitment to making the streets around Norwood View Elementary safe for the students.

2013 Norwood Police Dept Annual Report

Dear Mr. Geers,
It is my privilege to again present you with the annual report for the Norwood Police Department. 2013 was another successful year for us. While we down again in the number of officers, I would like to think that we worked harder and smarter doing more with less.

There were changes throughout the year but change is part of life. As you page through this year-end report you will see we did a lot great things this year. We hope to continue the successes of 2013 into 2014.

We have excellent and dedicated officers, who excel at what they do. It is truly my honor to work with the great men and woman of the Norwood Police Department. My number one goal is to advance the mission of the Norwood Police Department.

Our Department Mission and Core Values:

The Norwood Police Department will provide professional service that reflects the needs of our community and provides protection of life, property and the Constitutional Rights of all.

Read the rest of the Report (PDF)

Officer of the Month - May 2014

Congratulations to Officer Mike Borchers!! Mike was selected as Officer of the Month for the month of May. Mike is the Norwood Police Department's K-9 officer. He and his partner, Amor, patrol the streets on 2nd shift from 3P-11P. Mike and his partner tracked a robbery suspect in May and also made a large drug seizure involving over 17 grams of crack cocaine.

Mike and his partner, Amor, have also been busy preparing for recertification. Mike is an excellent officer who can always be counted on. Please join me in congratulating Officer Mike Borchers!!

Officer of the Month - February 2014

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

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 on COPS

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