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Tag: Southwest Safety Initiative

June 30, 2016 6:14 PM

Yesterday officers from the West District community policing team stopped out at the Learning Center on Allied Drive, and played some kickball with the kids...a fun afternoon and great opportunity for some community engagement!     [read more]

September 17, 2015 3:45 PM

Property owners play an important role in our community.  Landlords who engage in irresponsible property management can have an adverse impact on a neighborhood.  MPD regularly works with property owners to cooperatively address issues that impact quality of life for our citizens.  … [read more]

February 19, 2015 12:09 PM

Last Friday, Good Shepherd Church hosted another Meadowood Community Supper.  These meals are a great opportunity for residents to to get to know each other and build a stronger neighborhood.  A number of West District officers helped out with the meal. Officers Kraig Knutson and … [read more]

February 2, 2015 11:59 AM

Officer Kraig Knutson starts today as MPD's new neighborhood officer in the Balsam/Russett neighborhood.  This area has been served by a half-time liaison officer for a number of years, but  an assessment of district resources determined that this area would be better served by a full-time … [read more]

August 28, 2014 10:10 AM

The Good Shepherd Church on Raymond Road has been hosting a weekly "Princess Party" with young girls from the area.  This is an effort to get young girls involved in the community in a positive way.  West District Officer Theresa Taylor has been stopping out at the weekly parties to interact … [read more]

August 19, 2014 1:32 PM

Last weekend the Meadowood Neighborhood Association hosted their annual neighborhood festival at Meadowood Park.  West District officers stopped out to talk to residents and be part of the festival.  The event included live music and a community picnic, and the dunk tank was a big hit.  … [read more]

July 25, 2014 1:26 PM

This week, MPD officers helped organize a 3 on 3 neighborhood basketball tournament in the Theresa/Hammersley area.  Officer Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area) worked with Coach Assad and the Mellowhood Foundation to make the event happen.  A number of other … [read more]

October 31, 2013 2:40 PM

Last week, the Balsam, Russett and Meadowood neighborhoods held a community supper.  About 135 people attended, and enjoyed spaghetti, salad and dessert.  The meal was held at Good Sheperd Church, and the theme of the night was promoting non-violence in the youth community. Officer Kraig … [read more]

August 13, 2013 3:44 PM

This summer, West District officers have been participating in the "Badges for Baseball" program taking place at the Allied Drive Boys & Girls Club and at Falk School.  "Badges for Baseball" is a juvenile crime prevention initiative that pairs police and kids together to plan and learn.  The … [read more]

May 1, 2012 8:33 AM

The 2012 MPD budget includes funding for a Southwest Safety Initiative. This funding will allow for additional police presence and problem solving efforts in several West District areas: Park Edge/Park Ridge; Theresa/Hammersly/Bettys; Balsam/Russett and Allied Drive. The funds will be used to … [read more]

May 1, 2012 8:33 AM

While most of us are enjoying the early warm weather this spring, West District personnel have been busy.  During the first three months of the year, Madison Police officers have handled more than 10,800 incidents in the West District, and average of more than 118 a day.  MedDrop … [read more]

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