Central District

Central District

The Central Police District encompasses the central area of the city and is bounded to the west and south by U.W. Hospitals, Campus Drive, Old University Avenue, Breese Terrace, and Regent Street. The east boundaries are Fordem Avenue, First Street, East Washington Avenue, Winnebago Street, and Atwood Avenue.

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posted March 3, 2015 7:29 AM
Greetings from State Street Neighborhood Officer

My name is Jessica McLay, and I am the new State Street/Capitol Square Neighborhood Officer. I'm happy to be working with the business owners and citizens of the downtown area this year. My role with be to work as a liaison between the public and the police officers of the City of Madison Police Department. I plan on being out on foot in the community as often as possible and performing high visibility patrol. Ideally, this means that I will be able to notice incidents of crime and city ordinance violations, as well as quality of life issues. However, I will need your help to detect and enforce these issues. Below I have included a list of city ordinance violations that may be particular issues in the downtown area:


  • 24.12: Panhandling: attempting to procure money, goods, or other gratuity in the downtown business district. Please document any aggressive or menacing behaviors.

 

  • 38.07(7): Possession of Open Intoxicants

 

  • 11.03: Unlawful Use of Bus Shelter: individuals who are occupying the bus shelter for extended periods of time that do not appear to be utilizing the bus system.

 

  • 10.23(1): Obstructing the Sidewalk, Street, Alley or Crosswalk: occupying the sidewalk such that one needs to go out of their way to move around them

 

  • 24.04(1): Person Making Unreasonable Noise: Making or assisting in making any noise tending to unreasonably disturb the peace and quiet in the vicinity

 

  • 24.02(1): Disorderly Conduct: engages in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous , unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct

 

  • 23.07(1): Unlawful Trespass: entering or remaining in any building or property of another after notified not to enter or remain on property

If you observe any of the above issues, please document clothing and physical descriptions whenever possible. Call Dispatch at (608) 266-4275 - Press 6 to get a person and report a situation in progress.  For emergencies, call 911.  Don't hesitate to contact MPD with these, or any other crimes or public nuisance behaviors you observe.

 

My Contact Info is:

Jessica McLay

State Street/Capitol Square Neighborhood Officer

(608) 438-1066 (cell)

JMcLAY@cityofmadison.com

 

Contact me to discuss ongoing issues, problems, or for advice on handling situations.

Note: If there is an incident in progress, please call the non-emergency dispatch line, rather than calling my cell phone. Call Dispatch at (608) 266-4275 (press 6 to get a person).

December 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Recently, a number of citizens have called to report that they have received scam phone calls where the caller ID reads 608-261-9694, the number for our Central District administrative office. The scammer pretends to be a police officer and demands some type of payment or financial information … [read more]

November 3, 2014 9:49 AM

The Central District would like your assistance in gathering information that could improve and maintain our services.  This is an opportunity for us to hear from citizens on what their concerns are, and on how we are doing as an agency.  The Central District survey is a great tool we use and … [read more]

November 3, 2014 9:49 AM

The Central District would like your assistance in gathering information that could improve and maintain our services.  This is an opportunity for us to hear from citizens on what their concerns are, and on how we are doing as an agency.  The Central District survey is a great tool we use and … [read more]

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