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, and five full-time officers. The Police Department is housed at City Hall.
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).
Victim Notification Program