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Public Safety

Chief of Police - Jeffrey Krapels
Captain Perry Buongiorno

Liaison - Councilman Joseph Ascolese

Members of the Police Department are appointed by a majority vote of the Borough Council at a regular meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose. Qualifications, testing and promotion procedures, powers and duties, rules and regulations of the Department are delineated in the Borough of Norwood Code, Chapter 50.

The non-emergency number for the Police Department is 201-768-0850. For emergencies, call 911.

Municipal Court meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Municipal Court Judge is Robert Travers and the Court Administrator is Lindsay Volpitta.

All questions pertaining to Municipal Court should be directed to Ms. Volpitta at 201-767-7207.

Court Hours:

  • Mondays 8:00 AM -2:30 PM
  • Tuesdays 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesdays 8:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
  • Thursdays 8:00 AM –2:30 PM
  • Fridays 8:00 AM –Noon

Norwood Fire Company No. 1 is the duly incorporated volunteer fire company of the Borough. Headquarters is located at 602 Broadway. The non-emergency number is 201-768-6023. For emergencies, call 911.

The 2020 Line Officers:

  • Fire Chief: Kevin McLaughlin
  • Assistant Chief : Michael Conguisti
  • Captain: Rich Hess
  • Lieutenants:  Mike Aanonsen, Dan Plescia, Mike Goodman
  • Safery Officer: Stanley Levenshus

The Fire Department invites all local non-profit organizations to use their outdoor sign to announce upcoming events. Sign requirements are:

  • No political, religious or personal messages
  • Messages limited to 5 lines
  • First come, first serve basis
  • One month advance notice
  • The Fire Co. reserves the right to edit or refuse messages

Councilman John Rooney is the Fire Liaison for 2020

The EMS Chief is Christopher Barron and can be contacted at 201-240-4027 or via email Chris@nems332.com. The EMS liaison is Councilman Anthony Foschino.

Headquarters are located at 496 Broadway. For medical emergencies dial 911 for non-emergencies 201-768-0850.

Volunteers who can be available during daytime hours are always needed. If you are interested, please call 201-768-0850.
Click Here to access The Norwood EMS Facebook.