Chief and Captain
Chief Kramer was born and raised in Norwood on Moeller Ave, graduating from Norwood High School in 1987. He later served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve. Upon returning from active duty in 1991, he went to work for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. In 1993, he became a police officer for the Village of Elmwood Place and stayed with the Village until he was hired by the Norwood Police Department in 1996.
His lifelong ambition was to be a Norwood Police Officer. He was a patrolman on 2nd shift for almost 10 years before being promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant, he spent most of his time on 2nd shift. He continued to move through the ranks and eventually was promoted to Chief, September 2011.
He has been married to his wife, Danielle, since 1996 and now has four children: Will, Lauren, Addison and Elise. In his free time he enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and children.
Chief Kramer considers it honor to serve the great community of Norwood, and can’t imagine wanting to work anywhere else. He says, "Norwood is a great town with great people. I look forward to working with the community to make Norwood even better."
Captain Belleman was born and raised in Norwood. He attended Purcell High School in Cincinnati, OH and graduated in 1984. He then attended the University of Cincinnati receiving a degree in Applied Science. He then attended Scarlet Oaks Police Academy. He was hired, Feb. 1989, by the Norwood Police Department and 10 years later was promoted to sergeant. By July of 2002, he was promoted to lieutenant where he spent time on 3rd and 2nd shift as the unit commander. September of 2005, he was promoted to Captain.
Captain Belleman's father and uncle also served as public servants for the City of Norwood. His father served on the Police Department, where he retired as Police Captain and his uncle served on the Fire Department where he retired as Assistant Fire Chief. Both were role models in their profession and a guiding force in Captain Belleman’s career.
Keith married his wife, Joan, in 1994 and they now have four boys. He stated, "My most successful accomplishments in life have been my marriage and raising my four boys. I enjoy vacations with the family, working out, grilling and eating."