Police Department

Norway Police Squad
Photo by James E. Shafer, II


The City of Norway's Police Department serves the community by protecting citizens and property, preventing crime, enforcing laws, and maintaining order. The department's main goal is to contribute to the quality of life in Norway, and our mission is to accomplish these things in keeping with the highest ethical and professional standards.


Norway's Police Department is comprised of our Police Chief, five full-time officers, one part-time officer, and its clerk.  The Police Department is housed at City Hall.

Contact this office if you:

need to file a criminal complaint.
• want a copy of an incident or accident report.
       The cost for copies of a report depends upon its size.
• need to obtain information relating to investigations and/or cases
       only that you are directly involved in.

Norway Police Department
915 Main Street / P.O. Box 99
Norway, MI 49870-0099
Phone:  1-906-563-5801 *This is a non-emergency phone number, but will automatically transfer to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Department if not answered within three rings.
Fax:  1-906-563-8136


James E. Shafer, II

Thomas J. Menard
Ethan Miller
Patrick J. Wilkey
Logan Peterson
Eric Kleiman
Chad Olson
Louise O'Donnell



On May 4th, 1891, the City Council, by the approval of Ordinance Number 2, established the Norway Police Department for the purpose of preserving the Peace and Good Order of the City of Norway. In these earliest years, police officers were responsible for seeing that domestic animals were kept off sidewalks and residential property; and that roaming horses or foraging cows did not enter the streets or roadways, or consume neighborhood gardens.

More Recent History

On May 23, 1971, Officer Kenneth J. Moraska died by gunfire. This is a somber day of Norway history. Moraska is the only officer of the Norway Police Department to have been killed in the line of duty.

Current Services Provided

Today, the Norway Police Department continues to provide 24/7 service to its residential and business population.  We offer a full range of law enforcement services relating to patrol, accident investigation, crime prevention, criminal & juvenile investigations, and community relations.  Officers have also received specialized instruction in crime scene investigations, operation of firearms, and tactics of the Dickinson County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). Additionally, our officers are members of the Dickinson County Domestic Violence Executive Board, as well as participant members of joint law enforcement team Kingsford, Iron Mountain, Norway, and Dickinson County (KIND).

Officers of the Norway Police Department do conduct initial screening of permits for weapon purchase.  They will conduct security surveys for businesses, as well as provide handout materials addressing concerns of burglary and robbery prevention, upon request.  For security reasons, they no longer offer citizen ride-along tours.  
Victim Notification Program

The Victim Notification Program is administered by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  

The Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.  Victims and witnesses must register with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.

Victims and witnesses can use the hyperlink below to learn more, and/or to register, and request to be notified when their alien offender is released from custody or removed.