Norwood Police Department History

This page is dedicated to historical information about the Norwood, Ohio Police Department. The Department was established in 1903.

Norwood City HallThe Anthony Overberg Story - Only one Norwood, OH officer has been killed in the line of duty. The story provided gives details from police statements (along with scans of the actual original statements) from the night Anthony Overberg died in 1942. Also, find out how his killer was found and brought to justice after a lengthy nationwide manhunt. This story is factual and well resourced by Jeffrey Gladish.

Photos - View photos taken for the Norwood Police Department from across the city. See Photos of the two movie theaters (The Plaza Theater and The Norwood Theater) that were located in Norwood as well as car accidents (none are gruesome). Photos span the 1940s through the 1960s.