Norwood Police Department History

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


The 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.