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Public Safety


POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief of Police - Jeffrey Krapels
Captain Perry Buongiorno

Liaison - Council President 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
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

FIRE DEPARTMENT
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 2018 Line Officers:

  • Fire Chief: Michael Congiusti
  • Assistant Chief : Kevin McLaughlin
  • Captain: Bernard Tuite, Jr.
  • Lieutenants:  Richard Hess and Danny Plescia
  • Line Officer:  NIck Varni

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 Scott is the Fire Liaison for 2018

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES:
The EMS Chief is John Kuder. The EMS liaison is Councilman Frank Marino.

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.