Norway Police Department
915 Main Street
Norway, Michigan 49870
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James E. Shafer II, Police Chief
Thomas J. Menard, Patrol Officer
Ethan Miller, Patrol Officer
Patrick J. Wilkey, Patrol Officer
Jeff Forsberg, Part-time Officer
Eric Kleiman, Part-time Officer
Logan Peterson, Part-time Officer
Contact this office if you:
• need to file a criminal complaint.
• want a copy of an incident or accident report.
You may pick one up at our office at 915 Main Street, Norway, Michigan, 49870.
The cost for copies of an average report is $5.00.
• need to obtain information relating to investigations and cases.
It is the mission of the Norway Police Department to provide the community with impartial law enforcement, community-oriented services and police protection, while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.
• The Norway Police Department is a 24-hour per day keeper-of-the-peace operation.
• Investigation of and prevention of crime is our main responsibility.
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 the early years, police officers were responsible for seeing that domestic animals were kept off the sidewalks and residential property; and that roaming horses or foraging cows did not enter upon the streets and roadways, or consume the neighborhood gardens.
On May 23, 1971, Officer Kenneth J. Moraska was killed in the line of duty responding to a domestic disturbance. This is a sad day in Norway history. Moraska is the only Norway Police Officer to have been killed in the line of duty. Click here to download a pdf with more information on Officer Moraska.
Today, the Norway Police Department continues its 24-7 service to its citizens and business population within the approximate nine (9) square miles of the City of Norway. We offer a full range of law enforcement services that include: patrol; accident investigation; criminal and juvenile investigations; community relations and crime prevention. The officers have also been given specialized assignments that include: Crime Scene Investigations (CSI); firearm instruction; tactical assignment of the Dickinson County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); member of the Dickinson County Domestic Violence Executive Board; and participant members of the joint law enforcement drug team of Kingsford, Iron Mountain, Norway, and Dickinson County (KIND) assistance team.
Officers of the Norway Police Department conduct initial screening of permits for weapon purchase and follow-up weapon safety inspections. A "Citizen Ride-along Program" is offered on request. The Norway Police Department will conduct security surveys for businesses, and provide handout materials to address the concerns of burglary and robbery prevention.