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Introducing East District's BCU Liaison

March 25, 2015 9:41 AM

Detective Kelly Beckett

Hello! My name is Kelly Beckett and I am a detective with the Madison Police Department, currently assigned to the newly formed Burglary Crime Unit. I want to take a moment to introduce myself to all of you, because the burglaries I will investigate this year will likely all come from the confines of the East District. I have been a police officer for almost 10 years and much of that time has been spent as an East District patrol officer, a Darbo/Worthington neighborhood officer, and as an East District detective. I know the district very well and I am excited to embark on this new assignment.

I know full well the toll that a string of burglaries can have on citizens and the neighborhoods in which they reside. While you may not be physically harmed as a result of this property crime, it is still a profoundly disturbing experience – one that can be both maddening and terrifying.   

Our goal in the Burglary Crime Unit is to actively investigate all burglaries that occur within the city limits and also devote resources to being proactive in our attempts to curtail them. We work closely with crime analysts to gather intelligence, we go out into the field to speak with victims and search for suspects, and we work with patrol and Community Policing Team officers to observe, document, and act upon criminal activity. We also seek out and rely on citizens to report suspicious behavior to us. Even if it is something that seems insignificant, it may end up being very important, so please don't hesitate to reach out, either to me if it has already occurred or to 911 if it is happening as you witness or experience it.

The Burglary Crime Unit works in partnership with citizens and neighborhood groups to be informative and proactive in our attempts to reduce and solve property crimes. If I can ever be of assistance, please contact me at kbeckett@cityofmadison.com or 608-243-0173.

Authored by Detective Kelly Beckett

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