Police Blotter

Tag: Community Policing

October 6, 2016 9:25 AM

Yesterday, a group of citizens hosted an MPD appreciation event at the West District station. Over the course of the afternoon, citizens stopped in to meet with officers and enjoy some food.  It was a great opportunity for officers and citizens to engage and enjoy a bite to eat. The event … [read more]

September 19, 2016 8:26 AM

MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY FORUM WITH CHIEF KOVAL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM KIOJA GIRLS STEP TEAM 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CHIEF KOVAL EAST MADISON COMMUNITY CENTER 8 STRAUBEL [read more]

September 19, 2016 7:32 AM

Please circulate widely.  This conference will appeal to neighborhood leaders and residents, business representatives, nonprofits and community-based organizations, government officials, policymakers and staff, and others who care about our community.      Don’t Miss … [read more]

September 12, 2016 8:44 AM

North Police District Community Survey It is that time a year to hear from the community through our annual community survey.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.   The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Madison_WI_2016_NorthPolice Thanks, Capt Jay Lengfeld [read more]

September 1, 2016 11:57 AM

Big a thank you from the North Police District staff to the residents of the Northside for a great appreciation event yesterday.  The food and friendship was outstanding.  It was a great opportunity for everybody to meet each other in a social setting and for us to give tours of the … [read more]

August 30, 2016 10:46 AM

The participants in Operation Giving Hope which took place on August 25, 2016, would like to express a sincere thank you to the many generous contributors to the project.  We are still compiling our numbers, but because of the contributions made by so many of you, the team deployed to an … [read more]

August 26, 2016 11:23 AM

Yesterday the North and East Police Districts participated in “Operation Giving Hope” at Motel 6 in the East Towne area.  Joining the Madison Police Department was a number of other law enforcement agencies, fire department, a number of non-profit agencies, school district.   Fifty … [read more]

August 25, 2016 1:40 PM

North CPT, Neighborhood Officers and Patrol Officers had the opportunity to participate in four community events on Saturday, August 20th. The events included “100 Black Men” backpack giveaway at Demetral  Field. Organizers handed out backpacks with school supplies to local children. Others … [read more]

August 22, 2016 3:54 PM

Last week the "Connections" event was held in the Tree/Wexford neighborhood.  This is a community event that has been taking place yearly for more than a decade.  MPD was well-represented at the event, with the K9 unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, and West District Community Policing Team … [read more]

August 5, 2016 12:37 PM

Come and join South District officers next Wednesday from 10:30am - 12:30pm in the Badger Bowl parking lot (506 E. Badger Road) for a Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Event!  There will be an obstacle course for kids, free hot dogs, free bike repairs and checks, helmet fittings and safety … [read more]

August 5, 2016 11:49 AM

CRASE, an intriguing acronym, stands for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events. It's probably not something any of us ever imagined we could use.  But now we know, these tragic, senseless events could happen anywhere, anytime. So we ask ourselves if there is anything we can do to … [read more]

August 3, 2016 5:08 PM

Earlier this week, MPD officers partnered with Edgewood High School and the Wisconsin Youth Company to provide a football camp for Madison kids.  Edgewood coaches, players and MPD officers all pitched in to make the camp a success.  Another great example of MPD working with the … [read more]

August 1, 2016 2:34 PM

Staying True to Their Core Values   Before starting this internship I had my doubts about the “effectiveness” of the Madison Police Department. During my scholarly endeavors I encountered many statistics about the criminal justice system that tarnished my opinion of 21st century … [read more]

July 28, 2016 9:21 AM

The South Community Policing Team attended the "Safety Saturday" event in the Highland Manor Nighborhood this past Saturday.  Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are a few pictures: [read more]

July 27, 2016 2:05 PM

  Your new Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer [My name is Officer Matt Baker and I was assigned as the Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) in June of 2016.  I have been with the Madison Police Department approximately five and a half years, but have … [read more]

July 23, 2016 9:21 AM

Hosts needed for Fireside Five-Oh.   After a very successful trial period in the North District, we are happy to announce that Fireside Five-Oh, a new opportunity for officers and citizens to make meaningful connections, is set to launch all across the city. The fireside chats are … [read more]

July 16, 2016 6:45 PM

       Certainly some of the news involving law enforcement this summer has  been difficult reading. If we only dash from headline to headline, we'd think there wasn't a shred of goodness left in the world.  But lost in all the news that is tragic, … [read more]

July 14, 2016 1:41 PM

Like crafts?  Love crafts?  Come and join Officer Amelia Levett to make a craft to take home!  Craft with a Cop is available today, August 11 and August 18, from 2pm-3pm at the Goodman South Madison Library.     [read more]

July 11, 2016 10:16 AM

On the first holiday weekend of the summer season Officer Tim Harder saw an opportunity to prevent problems from erupting. On May 28th the methadone clinic on Madison's East side had a large overflow of clientele due to a computer problem. This was also aggravated by the fact that the clinic … [read more]

July 8, 2016 9:31 AM

Five MPD Police Explorers and two advisors are heading to Arizona next week for the National Law Enforcement Explorer Competition.  The MPD Explorer team will compete against Explorer posts from all over the country.  A big thanks to the Madison Community Policing Foundation for their … [read more]

July 6, 2016 3:52 PM

As a District Captain, I am briefed and read about the cases that occur in the East District. There are frequently cases and work done by MPD officers that touches my heart. I will share with you a recent example. I will not share details or names out of respect for the dignity of those youth and … [read more]

July 6, 2016 11:43 AM

MPD East Officers recently met with some Eastmorland neighbors at the home of a resident as part of the Fireside Five-Oh program. These living room conversations take place at a home with the officers who serve your area.  This program gives you direct access to … [read more]

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]

June 24, 2016 7:40 AM

Officers Steve Chvala and Ryan Orvis attended the Madison Moms Blog Hangin’ with Heroes event which was held last Saturday.  Feedback from the organizer was “It was so wonderful and your officers were phenomenal!  Please express our gratitude to the Police Officers.  They were so … [read more]

June 23, 2016 9:47 AM

MPD Officer Adam Kneubuhler, neighborhood officer for the Balsam/Russett area, organized a bike repair clinic this week.  This provided an opportunity for about twenty neighborhood kids to have their bikes repaired or tuned up and no cost.  City Traffic Engineering and a great group of … [read more]

June 21, 2016 5:03 PM

Here are a few pictures from the Make Music Madison event at the South District today!  From 12pm-1pm we enjoyed music from Origami Incident – he was great!  Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the beautiful weather and music...we also love our newly decorated sidewalk!  … [read more]

June 9, 2016 10:07 AM

Here are a few pictures from the 3rd Annual South Madison International Community Night...A week has gone by since this event was held last Thursday and I am still impressed with how the community came out in mass and with the great work the Urban League of Greater Madison, Wisconsin … [read more]

June 6, 2016 5:33 PM

Our newest officers at MPD have just hit the street for thier solo assignments. As a result our Communtiy Police Teams are again fully staffed to deal with neighborhood problems and concerns that benefit from a team approach. Each of of East CPT Officers has a list of neighborhoods that they … [read more]

June 6, 2016 4:11 PM

Every month members of the West District community policing team stop out at Sequoya Library and Alicia Ashman Library for "Read With a Cop."  Another great opportunity for MPD officers to build relationships and engaged the community: And today the MPD Mounted Patrol stopped by to … [read more]

June 2, 2016 1:56 PM

Once a week, MPD officer Adam Kneubuhler stops out at Orchard Ridge Elementary School to have lunch with students.  Many of the children who attend Orchard Ridge live in the Balsam/Russett neighborhood, where Officer Kneubuhler serves as MPD's neighborhood officer.  These lunches are a … [read more]

June 2, 2016 8:54 AM

Here are a few pictures from last weekend's movie nights in South Madison!  Unfortunately the weather forced us to move indoors on Friday and Saturday, but we still had a good turnout to see "Shaun of the Sheep" and "Big Hero 6".  Thank you to everyone who joined us and a special thanks … [read more]

May 28, 2016 6:32 PM

Saturday afternoon kicked off a new era at one Northside apartment community.  Ridgecrest Apartments (formerly known as Woodlands Apartments) at 500 Northport Dr invited residents and first responders to a Memorial Weekend cookout.  Firefighters from Station 10 and Police Officers from … [read more]

May 27, 2016 10:29 AM

Here are a few pictures from our Cops and Bobbers fishing event last Saturday at Wingra Park.  Thanks again to all of the parents and kids who joined us!  We had a great time with all of you! [read more]

May 17, 2016 10:06 AM

Reminder - This coming Saturday (May 21) at 12pm is your child's opportunity to fish with Madison cops.  Meet us in Wingra Park near the boat launch at noon and be ready to have fun and fish!  Wingra Park is located at 824 Knickerbocker Street.....we will provide the worms and fishing … [read more]

May 11, 2016 2:34 PM

The Madison Police Department, The Madison Community Policing Foundation, The Awesome Project, the Bayview Foundation, Unity Point Health Meriter and The Bridge Madison are bringing to you free outdoor movie nights!  May 13: Big Hero 6 May 20: Wreck it Ralph May 21: Wreck it … [read more]

May 6, 2016 9:23 AM

South Madison residents and police continue to impress me every day.  Over the past two weeks, there have been many examples of residents and cops working with one another.  As this week winds down, I thought I would share a few recent pictures that really represent the great community … [read more]

April 29, 2016 2:55 PM

Earlier this week, MPD officers provided a first-aid training to citizens in the Allied Drive neighborhood.  Attendees received basic first-aid training as well as instruction in CPR and CCR.  The training was provided at no cost, and everyone left with a free basic first-aid … [read more]

April 28, 2016 1:29 PM

South District Officers joined some 4th graders for the "Lincoln Fun Run" this week.  Officers provided a bike escort for the young runners and even participated in some Zumba exercises! Thanks to the students and staff at Lincoln Elementary for a fun afternoon! [read more]

April 15, 2016 11:19 AM

South District Officers enjoyed conversation and some board games with residents of the Seven Oaks Apartments this week.  This was the first "Chat with a Cop" event at Seven Oaks, but these informal events are now a regular occurrence in a number of locations throughout the South … [read more]

March 31, 2016 3:46 PM

South District officers enjoyed attending our first "Fireside Five-Oh" chat last night at a home on Keyes Avenue.  Thank you again to our hosts and to everyone who attended! What is a "Fireside Five-Oh"?  “Fireside Five-Oh” is a lot of things…it is a chat, a party, a conversation and … [read more]

March 19, 2016 11:57 AM

Residents of the Southridge Village Apartments and some South District officers enjoyed conversation and some fresh breakfast together this morning!  Neighborhood Officer Scott Beckfield did the cooking and the apartment management company provided the delicious breakfast food.  Thanks … [read more]

March 16, 2016 1:02 PM

Yesterday afternoon, members of the REACH-A-Child organization stopped by the South Police District to deliver “REACH BAGS” filled with books for children in crisis.  Chief Koval was there to accept the generous donation along with members of each police district station.  With this … [read more]

March 8, 2016 6:40 AM

Some interesting reading came across our desks the other day.  The MPD Criminal Intelligence Section (CIS) put out a monthly crime summary for February 2016.  The information was generated by our crime analysts along with police officers assigned to CIS.  Most of the information in … [read more]

March 7, 2016 12:19 PM

The North side Community Forum with Chief Koval is Wednesday, March 9th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Eastside Luthern School, 2310 Independence Lane.  Hope to see Wednesday! [read more]

February 24, 2016 9:25 AM

Officers from the South District Community Policing Team (CPT) were out last weekend canvassing neighborhoods that were hit by recent thefts from autos.  Officers put flyers on cars to remind residents to keep their cars locked and to hide valuables when cars are left parked.  The South … [read more]

February 8, 2016 3:52 PM

The West District will be starting a weekly "Coffee With A Cop" opportunity this Thursday.  Coffee with a cop is simply a way for officers and citizens to engage and interact in a relaxed environment. We'll be at Steep & Brew, at 6656 Odana Road, every Thursday at 9am.  West … [read more]

February 5, 2016 1:11 PM

A number of West District officers stopped out at Madison schools this week to participate in the "Read Your Heart Out" initiative...great work!   [read more]

January 28, 2016 9:51 AM

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Safety Tip of the week. We need your help.  The Madison Police Department and your neighbors need your help in stopping the ongoing theft from unlocked vehicles. Remember to lock your car.  Lock your car, close your garage door, … [read more]

January 28, 2016 9:24 AM

In 2016 Chief Koval will continue with his community forums as he did last year.  The next rounds of forums in will take place in February and March througout our districts.  These forums are a time which allow for the public to meet directly with Chief Koval (and the command staff at … [read more]

January 26, 2016 4:34 PM

There have recently been a number of overnight thefts from autos in the South District and a majority of the incidents have involved cars that were left unlocked.  Crime prevention requires a team approach with efforts from both the police and the community.  Please consider the … [read more]

January 20, 2016 7:08 AM

Fireside Five-Oh Living Room Conversations   Thanks go out to our friends in the Eken Park Neighborhood for hosting the first of what we hope will be many more Fireside Five-Oh neighborhood conversations.   We are pleased to announce the launch of this project, another … [read more]

January 19, 2016 12:19 PM

Kids and staff from the Vera Court Neighborhood Center along with some of our North District Officers had a chance to polish their skills on the ice the other day. Although it was probably way too cold to skate outdoors last Monday, the ice at Hartmeyer Arena was just right for Skate-With-a-Cop … [read more]

December 22, 2015 9:01 AM

Earlier this month, the MPD recruit academy spent one of their training days at the Boys & Girls Club near Allied Drive.  The recruit officers went through the normal topic on their training calendar (Taser training) but allowed members of the community to observe.  This effort … [read more]

November 14, 2015 9:07 AM

It is that time of year when each of the Madison Police Department districts seek out feedback from residents.  Below is a link to this year's on line survey.   Please take a few moments to click on the below link and let us know how you feel about the quality of life in your … [read more]

November 2, 2015 10:02 AM

On Wednesday evening, October 28th, South District Community Policing Team Officer Molly Jean Thomson conducted "Active Shooter Preparedness Training" for faith community leaders located within the South District.  One of the roles MPD Community Policing Teams undertake is community outreach … [read more]

October 28, 2015 1:49 PM

   Last Thursday evening, October 22nd, Dane County Human Services (DCHS) held their annual Joining Forces for Families Celebration at the Goodman Community Center.   Also referred to as the "Annual Academy Awards for Social Work" by long time DCHS Manager Ron Chance, this JFF … [read more]

October 19, 2015 12:39 PM

 WHAT?  A COMMUNITY CORRAL!!!   WHAT’S THAT?  A CHANCE TO VISIT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND INTERACT WITH THE MADISON POLICE HORSES!   WHERE?  BERKLEY PARK 1730 Browning Rd WHEN?  Tuesday October 20th 5:00-6:00 pm WHO?  Bring your friends, … [read more]

October 15, 2015 4:47 PM

Just a final to all regarding Chief Koval's Community Forum at Centro Hispano this Thursday night, November 5th, from 6p-7:30p.  Please come and join MPD Police Chief Mike Koval and staff from the MPD South Police District for a "town hall" style discussion at Centro Hispano.  Officers … [read more]

October 8, 2015 4:34 PM

A message from the City's Planning Division:   Registration is now open for the 2015 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable, scheduled for Saturday, October 24 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center.  The one-half day event (8:00 – registration, 9:00 – Kickoff, 10:00 -Workshops) is … [read more]

September 27, 2015 8:33 PM

       Every year, many persons in our Madison community become a victim of a violent crime. Yet often times, many victims simply are not aware of the many resourses which exist in the community to support them at this critical time in their lives.  On Tuesday … [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]

September 3, 2015 11:57 AM

Monday, the North Community Policing Team members with First Tee of South Central Wisconsin put on an event for the Brentwood Neighborhood at Warner Park.  The First Tee is an international youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing … [read more]

August 31, 2015 10:04 AM

MPD intern Katelyn Gamache organized with the help of North District officers an event called Earth Day on Kipling, which took place on August 27th.   Kipling Dr. residents’ adults and children helped pick up trash pull weeds and plants trees and flower at two of the apartment buildings … [read more]

August 18, 2015 12:27 PM

Last Friday, MPD officers participated in Dunkin Donuts "Cop on a Rooftop" fundraiser, at the Gammon Road Dunkin Donuts.  The event raised funds for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. MPD and other law enforcement partners have supported Wisconsin Special Olympics for many years, and have … [read more]

August 14, 2015 11:14 AM

This Tuesday, the Meadowood neighborhood hosted a community picnic at Meadowood Park.  MPD officers stopped by to be part of the event, and neighborhood officer Kraig Knutson volunteered to brave the dunk tank...   [read more]

August 6, 2015 11:16 AM

Thanks to everyone who stopped out at Elver Park on Tuesday night for MPD's National Night Out event:           [read more]

July 30, 2015 3:37 PM

Just a reminder... Madison's longest running National Night Out event will be held once again this Tuesday night, August 4th, at Penn Park.  Join the Brams Addition Neighborhood, Club TNT, Penn Park Partners, Southside Raiders, and many other South Madison Neighborhood Associations as … [read more]

July 8, 2015 12:35 PM

On Saturday July 18th, the MPD's South Police District is honored to be one of the sites for "Strollin South Park Street."   This all day, multiple venue jazz music event is being organized by "Jazz in Madison" and the "Social Innovations for Non-Profits" organizations.   … [read more]

July 3, 2015 2:52 PM

Please join Amigos en Azul in collaboration with Centro Hispano and Nehemiah at a FREE weekly round robin style soccer tournament for kids ages 6-16. The tournaments will take place on July 18th, 25th and August 1st, 8th at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St., Madison, WI). Parents must register their … [read more]

July 1, 2015 12:26 PM

Both commissioned and civilian employees of the MPD receive recognition both internally and externally.  Citizens reach out to us via letters, emails and phone calls to share their appreciation for MPD.  A local citizen recently sent us a link to his blog with thanks for the MPD.  … [read more]

June 29, 2015 1:12 PM

  Don't forget the Chief's Community Forum is tomorrow (June 30th) from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Vera Ct Neighborhood Center, located at 614 Vera Ct.  See you tomorrow! [read more]

June 24, 2015 9:56 AM

Neighborhood Officer Sarah Boespflug last week organized a fishing event for the children in her neighborhood called “Cops and Bobbers”.   Over twenty children went fishing with members of the North Police District Community Policing Team and Patrol Officers at Warner Park.   … [read more]

June 24, 2015 9:51 AM

Neighborhood Officer Sarah Boespflug last week organized a fishing event for the children in her neighborhood called “Cops and Bobbers”.   Over twenty children went fishing with members of the North Police District Community Policing Team and Patrol Officers at Warner Park.   … [read more]

June 17, 2015 12:47 PM

This Saturday, June 20th, local community leaders from "Kujichagulia" and the Madison Center for Self Determination have once again organized a "Juneteenth Day" celebration.  There is actually a number of different events taking place around Juneteenth Day, but two of the main features of … [read more]

June 10, 2015 4:08 PM

   It has been a very busy year so far for the Madison Police Department.   With the school year now ending and summer beginning, Police Chief Mike Koval wants to get out and about and hear what is on your mind.  The South Police District spring, community forum with … [read more]

June 10, 2015 12:11 PM

One of the great things about policing Madison's South Police District is the abundance of green space and open water we are able to take in everyday as we protect and serve.  On Saturday, June 27th, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance will be hosting a "Take Kids Fishing Day" at Vilas Park on … [read more]

June 4, 2015 10:32 AM

Our community spends millions of dollars each year to make sure Madison remains a safe community with a high quality of life for all.  Say what you want about the various strategies and means we undertake to pursue these goals, one thing is a given.  Reading increases literacy; higher … [read more]

June 2, 2015 11:27 AM

   Tuesday night fun continues through out the summer at Olin Turville Park as the Friends of Olin Turvile (FOOT) in partnership with MPD kick of "Yoga" classes tonight.   MPD Detective Samantha Kellogg will be your lead yoga instructor tonight and a number of other Tuesday … [read more]

May 21, 2015 2:38 PM

You may have seen us, or maybe you didn’t.  Popping up like a flash mob on the north side, Madison police officers made quick appearances recently all over Madison’s north side.  With Ninja-like stealth, the Guerrilla Grillers showed up not for a 911 call, but to meet and greet our … [read more]

May 8, 2015 4:36 PM

Since the beginning of this week there have been at least 14 theft from auto incidents in West District.  Many, if not all of the vehicles were left unlocked.  Low-value items were reported taken - sunglasses, spare change, etc.  Vehicles were entered during the overnight hours … [read more]

May 4, 2015 12:24 PM

Drones have become very popular with the general public, but few know the rules in operating them.   The North Police District received our first call from the airport tower reporting a violation of operating a drone.   Here are the rules the FAA shared with … [read more]

May 4, 2015 11:30 AM

   About six or seven years ago, a beautiful wooded area along the shores of Lake Monona became the focus of the South District Community Policing Team.  For decades, the Olin Turville Conservancy was not the most welcoming place to visit.  A segment of the community had … [read more]

April 29, 2015 9:57 AM

MPD Officer Caleb Johnson, neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area, has organized a number of days over the last few years where he will repair bikes owned by kids in the neighborhood.  Earlier this week Officer Johnson, with the assistance of a few voluneers, had another day … [read more]

April 23, 2015 5:13 PM

    Below is a "shout out" from MPD South District Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan.  Officer Alan has been serving the residents of the "Triangle" neighborhood for two years now.  Read her update below and you'll see how involved, committed and connected MPD … [read more]

April 21, 2015 1:19 PM

Hello,   I am the new Central District Mental Health Officer.  I have been with the Madison Police Department for almost 3 years and I share my new position with 4 other officers spread across the other districts in Madison.  Chief Koval created the full time Mental Health … [read more]

April 20, 2015 9:22 AM

West District officers Tom Grosse and Scott Favour put together this short video with some helpful burglary prevention tips:   https://youtu.be/vs87TRlxtYQ [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:46 AM

     In February, each of the MPD's police district recieved a new "Neighborhood Resource Officer" (NRO) position after being approved in the 2015 City of Madison Operating Budget.  These new NRO position were the vision of Police Chief Mike Koval and were a top priority … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:43 AM

North District detective Tom Helgren is receiving a Joint Operations Award from the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge his dedication and significant impact on public safety.   Detective Helgren worked with Chicago PD to help them arrest a Chicago homicide suspect in our … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:39 AM

North District detective Tom Helgren is receiving a Joint Operations Award from the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge his dedication and significant impact on public safety.   Detective Helgren worked with Chicago PD to help them arrest a Chicago homicide suspect in our … [read more]

March 31, 2015 4:21 PM

MPD Officers Theresa Taylor and Manny Gatdula stopped out this week at Madison's Academy for Little Learners.  They talked to the students about what it's like to be a police officer and gave them an opportunity to check out an MPD squad.  Another example of MPD's outreach to the … [read more]

March 23, 2015 8:32 AM

Hello, I am the new Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer, NRO for short, a new position created by the Chief to work with the District Command Staff in addressing emerging issues in neighborhoods not served by a traditional Neighborhood Officer. I have worked for Madison Police for … [read more]

March 18, 2015 11:06 AM

This Saturday, March 21st, 15 Madison police officers will be heading to the West High School basketball court to test their skill set against some of the best "ballers" from the Memorial, West and LaFollette varsity basketball teams.  Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.  Cap Times … [read more]

March 2, 2015 1:05 PM

Last week the Madison Metropolitan School District celebrated "Read Your Heart Out" day.  This effort brings parents, family members and community members into the schools to read to elementary school classes. This was the 11th year that MMSD has participated in the initiative. MPD … [read more]

March 2, 2015 10:20 AM

It is often overlooked but vitally important in property crimes investigations to have the serial number or some other distinct marking recorded by the victim.  A quick cell phone photo of the serial number or a picture of the receipt or both are hugely important when investigators are … [read more]

February 26, 2015 9:08 AM

In collaboration with Pastor Alex Gee's Nehemiah organization, Chief Koval has put out a call for a cast of MPD officers to assemble and begin preparing for the inaugural "Play it Forward" all-star basketball game.  This "epic battle" will pit aging MPD basketball "all stars" against some of … [read more]

February 25, 2015 9:25 AM

A shout-out to Officer Don Penly and Mental Health Officer Joanna Hollenback for the following recognition they received from St. Mary's Hospital. "Hi, I am one of the ED social workers at St. Mary's hospital and have had the pleasure of working with officers Joanna Hollenback and Don … [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 18, 2015 12:51 PM

The Madison Hotel/Motel Alliance (MHMA) is a group of hotels and motels in the North and East Police Districts who have come together to form an alliance to address the many common problems they face, including: drug use, drug trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution and additional … [read more]

February 16, 2015 3:03 PM

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December 8, 2014 12:55 PM

Recently, MPD has received several compliments for the officers who have staffed the rallies and protests that have come in light of events in Ferguson and New York. One citizen who attended the demonstration at the South Transfer Point on Friday thanked officers for their service and … [read more]

December 8, 2014 10:17 AM

When most people think of policing, it is often in the context of traditional policing, meaning that an officer’s work solely consists of answering calls for service and reacting to crimes that have occurred, including arrests of offenders. Even though this will always be a part of policing, … [read more]

November 6, 2014 2:12 PM

It is that time of year when each of the Madison Police Department districts seek out feedback from residents.  Below is a link to this year's on line survey.   Please take a few moments to click on the below link and let us know how you feel about the quality of life in your neighborhood.  … [read more]

October 31, 2014 2:11 PM

Lisa King, Program Coordinator at the Bayview Community Center, receives five bicycles from Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan and Madison Police Bike Recovery Specialist Beck Mugford. The five bikes had been marked for auction after they could not be reunited with their original owners. … [read more]

October 26, 2014 5:02 PM

MPD's five patrol districts do an annual community survey.  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 West District suvey always has a great return rate, and the results and comments are helpful.  So please take a … [read more]

October 1, 2014 5:11 PM

Citizens consistently are interested in more information sharing from MPD, so I will begin trying to share a monthly update on West District MPD incidents.  Officers responded to 4,320 incidents in the West District during the month of September.  This is an average of 144 incidents per … [read more]

September 18, 2014 3:27 PM

Our Department received a nice note from one of our citizen's recognizing our K9 Unit.  Their recognition is as follows:   "The K-9 unit came to train with some of our senior residents and it was fantastic! Officer Wilson really went out of his way to make the residents feel … [read more]

September 16, 2014 3:11 PM

A citizen emailed our Department with a compliment for one of our officers that we wanted to share.    Thank you to Tammi Droessler #2702 for assisting me when I had a heart attack on West Main Street on May 6th this year. Ms. Droessler also visited me in the rehab during my … [read more]

September 8, 2014 11:08 AM

Residential burglaries have been one of the main issues that West District personnel have been working to address this year.  Earlier in the year, our residential burglary numbers in the West District were up (compared to 2013), particularly in a focused geographic area (along the Raymond Road … [read more]

September 8, 2014 9:53 AM

This fall, Chief Koval will be appearing at community forums in each of MPD's five districts.  The West District forum is scheduled for next Thursday (September 18) from 6pm - 7pm.  The forum will be at Our Redeemer Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd. (right across the street from the West District).  … [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 20, 2014 4:25 PM

Join fellow community and neighborhood leaders Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 4:30pm for the 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ [read more]

August 20, 2014 4:20 PM

Join fellow community and neighborhood leaders Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 4:30pm for the 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ [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]

August 18, 2014 3:56 PM

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August 13, 2014 4:47 PM

Some of Madison's smallest residents took pictures, received cards and pet two of Madison's largest officers Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Bayview Community Center in the Triangle Neighborhood of Madison. The mounted patrol teams pictured are, starting from the left, … [read more]

August 12, 2014 2:58 PM

Below is a recognition that Officer Kim Alan received for her on-going work as a Neighborhood Police Officer in our South District.    "Since taking over the Triangle Neighborhood in August 2013, Kim (Officer Kim Alan) has worked hard to build relationships with the residents in her … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:34 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:29 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

July 31, 2014 2:07 PM

The West District received a compliment from a citizen that we wanted to share with you: "I have seen many officers on my street recently, reaching out to children & other citizens. Some officers even encourage kids who are playing sports. This is really helping our neighborhood & … [read more]

July 31, 2014 1:49 PM

A citizen recently called our Department to express their sincere gratitude towards one of our officers - Officer Sue Krause.  The citizen explained that Officer Krause went above and beyond her call of duty when it came to a recent situation.  She said that while finding herself in the … [read more]

July 30, 2014 12:11 PM

Coming to a PARK near you! Join the Madison Police Mounted Patrol Unit in their "Community Corral". The Community Corral is an informal meet and greet on a scheduled date, time and location. It is a great way to 'corral' up area neighbors to say hello to the largest 4-legged members of … [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]

July 24, 2014 11:38 AM

Madison Police Officer Jesse Harman recently received recognition from a citizen.  We also want to recognize Officer Harman for his excellent service.  Here is what the citizen had to say: "I wanted to give praise to Officer Jesse Harman who is out of the North Precinct. I own rental … [read more]

July 18, 2014 3:16 PM

This week, Officer Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area) organized a bike rodeo & repair event for kids in the neighborhood.   Off. Johnson, assisted by personnel from MPD and the City's Department of Transportation, repaired bikes, replaced damaged/worn … [read more]

July 10, 2014 8:25 AM

Coming to a PARK near you! Join the Madison Police Mounted Patrol Unit in their "Community Corral". The Community Corral is an informal meet and greet on a scheduled date, time and location. It is a great way to 'corral' up area neighbors to say hello to the largest 4-legged members of … [read more]

July 8, 2014 2:22 PM

MPD officers go to great lengths to build relationships with residents in the communities where they work.  These connections pay dividends for the department, helping us work with residents to improve neighborhoods.  Earlier this week, Off. Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the … [read more]

June 19, 2014 11:18 AM

Since many of us have been checking the exteriors of our homes lately for storm related damage, we thought we would share a few burlgary prevention considerations to ponder as well...  • Are your shrubs and bushes trimmed back so there is no place for someone to hide? • Are tree canopies … [read more]

June 16, 2014 5:07 PM

In 2011, the Madison Police Department formed the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).  The SIU reflected MPD's effort to utilize focused deterrence as an approach to crime prevention.  The concept recognizes that a relatively small number of offenders are responsible for a significant amount of … [read more]

June 16, 2014 3:48 PM

For the past two Tuesday afternoons, Brittingham Park at 700 W. Washington Avenue is now the scene of a new event drawing more people into this beautiful setting on Monona Bay.   Bayview-Braxton Neighborhood Officer Kim Alan over the past several months has worked with "Triangle" residents, … [read more]

May 16, 2014 8:08 PM

Neighborhood Ofc. Kimberly Alan and Ofc. Amelia Levett along with CDA staff helped fifteen Triangle Neighborhood residents rehabilitate their community garden located near 755 Braxton Pl. on Friday, May 16th. Despite predictions of rain, the group was able to hang a new gate and line the … [read more]

May 5, 2014 2:47 PM

   Once again this year, the MPD South District is happy to be a part of this annual free concert series organized by the Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT).   A number of years ago, members of the South District Community Policing Team reached out to residents in the Baycreek Neighborhood to rid … [read more]

April 7, 2014 3:37 PM

   Back in 2009, a group of Wisconsin residents who live in mobile home communities approached the Wisconsin Legislature and were able to create a provision in Wisconsin Statutes 349.03(5) allowing poltical subdivisions (e.g. cities) to enter into municipal service contracts with the owners … [read more]

April 7, 2014 2:27 PM

First off, I would like to thank all of the neighbors in the East District who participated in the community survey. In total, we had 264 participants give feedback. Your participation in the survey will help focus our continued work in the East neighborhoods.   Many of you reported that … [read more]

March 26, 2014 10:26 AM

   In August of last year, Officer Kim Alan volunteered to serve as the South District's Neighborhood Police Officer in the Bayview-Braxton-Brittingham Park area.   One of the projects she immediately started to assist with was the newly established "community garden" in Brittingham Park.   … [read more]

March 24, 2014 3:30 PM

Last Thursday, the City hosted a community listening session for the Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhood.  Mayor Soglin, District 1 Alder Lisa Subeck, and members of the Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhood resource team participated.  The group met with residents to identify issues/concerns, and … [read more]

March 13, 2014 5:48 PM

On Tuesday evening, March 11th, the Leopold and Arbor Hills Neighborhood Associations held an "Open House" at Leopold School for area residents.   Over the past two years, these neighborhood assications, the City's Neighborhood Resource Team and city officials from Fitchburg have collaborated … [read more]

February 28, 2014 2:22 PM

A few weeks ago the Meadowood neighborhood gathered for a community supper., This is a regular occurrence for the neighborhood, and the event was held at Good Shepherd Church., The community supper is a great opportunity for neighbors to come together and get to know one another., Events like … [read more]

February 17, 2014 3:52 PM

A couple of weeks ago MPD Officer Caleb Johnson participated in the 2014 "Read Your Heart Out" event, reading to students at Falk elementary school. This is another great example of the work MPD officers do every day to build trust and establish relationships in the community.  Great … [read more]

February 13, 2014 3:51 PM

Ski Capitol-view, candlelit trails in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park this Saturday night (Feb 15th) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy free hot chocolate courtesy of Barriques; a warming fire, local drumming and s'more fixins. If you're already out and about for Madison Winter … [read more]

January 27, 2014 11:24 AM

The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 North District– 5000 E. Washington Av.  (55 MPH … [read more]

January 22, 2014 3:09 PM

   Tonight, (Jan 22, 2014), residents from the Arbor Hills and Leopold neighborhoods will be hosting a "farewell party" to MPD Officer Deon Johnson who has served as the "Neighborhood Police Officer" since February 2010.   Officer Johnson was assigned to this newly created position at a time … [read more]

January 13, 2014 9:30 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Central District– 1400 E. Johnson St.. (Speed … [read more]

January 6, 2014 10:28 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    ? Tuesday, January 7, 2014 South District– 600 John Nolen Drive (35 MPH Zone) (Speed … [read more]

December 13, 2013 1:39 PM

Unfortunately, the holiday shopping season also means an increase in the number of retail thefts that MPD officers respond to.  Some of these incidents involve sophisticated schemes, involving multiple people and stores.  Losses for businesses can run into the tens of thousands of … [read more]

November 20, 2013 2:35 PM

As the City of Madison and the Central District continue to experience thefts, robberies and burglaries with smart phones being the target, the article and news clip show the magnitude of the issue. Video: Inside the hidden tech battle over a smart phone "kill switch" There's a hidden … [read more]

November 7, 2013 2:40 PM

Residential burglaries continue to be an area of concern in the West District.  Taking some simple steps can help prevent you from becoming a victim: Keep your doors and windows locked, even while at home. Keep your garage door closed, and lock any door from the garage to the … [read more]

November 6, 2013 11:31 AM

  A few months ago, the Madison Police Department was contacted by the Vera Institute of Justice out of New York City inviting us to participate in their 2013 "Police Station Visitors Week" program (http://www.vera.org/project/police-station-visitors-week).   The Vera Institute, in conjunction … [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 30, 2013 9:09 AM

The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2013-2014 School Year. As School begins we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: • Slow down in school zones • Stay alert for the presence of … [read more]

August 21, 2013 3:00 PM

  On Thursday afternoon, August 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., officers from the South District Community Policing Team will be co-hosting a "summer picnic" at the Lake Point Terrace Apartments, 1700 Lake Point Drive.  The Lake Point Terrace Apartments, TFM Properties (Munz family) and the … [read more]

August 20, 2013 7:24 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 North District– 900 Packers Av.  (35 MPH Zone)  (Speed … [read more]

August 14, 2013 12:52 PM

On Monday afternoon (08/13/13), several residents from the Baycreek neighborhood called 911 when they saw South District officers chasing a young man through the Van Duesen and Colby Street areas.  Below is a link to MPD PIO Joel Despain's detailed press release about this incident which led … [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]

August 12, 2013 1:44 PM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 East District – 2400 Atwood Av.  (25 MPH Zone) … [read more]

August 9, 2013 11:44 AM

Coming to a PARK NEAR YOU! The mounted patrol is currently seeking a BEAUTIFUL PARK in YOUR neighborhood to host its "Community Corral".  It is amazing to see how many people come to say HELLO to the horses, but have never met EACH OTHER! Part of making a community safe is knowing who … [read more]

August 6, 2013 10:41 AM

About 50 children and adults stopped out at Mohican Pass Triangle Park last Thursday to meet members of the MPD Mounted Patrol.  The event was a great opportunity to see the horses and learn about the MPD Mounted Patrol, while meeting their neighbors).   [read more]

August 5, 2013 11:56 AM

On 07/31/2013, the children in the Summer Program at the Northport Community Center assisted in a traffic safety project.  On July 4th, 2013, a young boy from the neighborhood was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Northport Dr. from Walgreens, back to the neighborhood.  When the … [read more]

August 5, 2013 11:38 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:                                                                   This is National … [read more]

August 2, 2013 11:54 AM

The Madison Police Department would like to remind motorists that August 4 – August 10, 2013 is National Stop on Red Week.  National Stop on Red Week takes place the first week of August each year and is dedicated to educating Americans about the dangers of red-light running through education … [read more]

August 2, 2013 11:23 AM

On Thursday morning August 1, 2013, the Madison Police Department invited leaders from the Madison and Dane County Latino community to a forum at the South District.  Over the past three years, the MPD has annually invited specific individuals who have been active in the Latino community, or … [read more]

July 30, 2013 9:35 PM

On a hot July afternoon the annual Darbo-Worthington neighborhood bike rodeo took place. Participation from youth was up from previous years with almost 60-70 children attending. This was the second annual neighborhood bike rodeo for the children.  This opportunity provided a bicycle safety … [read more]

July 30, 2013 3:55 PM

The Madison Police Mounted Patrol will be hosting a "community corral" this Thursday (August 1) at Mohican Pass Triangle Park (in the 1000 block of Mohican Pass).  This is a great opportunity to come out and meet your neighbors, with a chance to see the largest four-legged members of … [read more]

July 22, 2013 11:45 AM

The Meadowood Neighorbhood Association and "Our Meadowood" project coordinated an outdoor movie night last Friday evening at Meadowood Park.  This was a great opportunity for neighbors to get together and enjoy a beautiful summer evening.  The next movie night is scheduled for August 23.  The … [read more]

July 17, 2013 2:23 PM

Police Officer Scott Favour, 1st Detail "David 8" (Williamson Street area) has coordinated a  gathering on Wednesday morining's - 9am at Madison Sourdough Co., 916 Williamson Street. "Want to meet some of your regular neighborhood beat Cops? Join us for coffee at Sourdough on Wednesdays.  … [read more]

July 10, 2013 2:02 PM

  The Madison Police Department's Public Information Office is fortunate to have Ms. Cassidy McDonald from the University of Notre Dame interning with us this summer. Please take a moment to watch this short video report put together by Ms. McDonald reviewing some of the past problems at Penn … [read more]

June 29, 2013 12:30 PM

Not only is the Northside a great place to live and work, its mighty tasty too!  Every Monday night from 5 - 7:30 pm several food carts have been serving up tasty treats for dinner and dessert at the corner of North Sherman and Trailsway. Every Tuesday in August, St Paul’s Church at 2126 N … [read more]

June 26, 2013 4:42 PM

Last week the first "Meet and Eat" event of the year was held in the Meadowood neighborhood.  Meet and Eat is an opportunity for neighbors to get together and meet, while enjoying some great food from some of Madison's best food carts.  The events are held on the West side of the Meadowood … [read more]

June 24, 2013 3:30 PM

In response to some citizen concerns about youths throwing rocks at bicyclists on the southwest bike path (near Allied Drive), officers from the West District community policing team provided the area with some extra attention last week.  In addition, officers knocked on doors in the … [read more]

June 17, 2013 11:27 AM

The West District had been receiving complaints about activity at an apartement complex in the district.  Complaints included reports of disturbances, loud noise, weapons offenses and drug activity.  In response, West District Community Policing Team officers set up an enforcement initiative … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

As we move into summer, West District officers have been reaching out to the community.  Warmer weather and the end of school typically bring more activity and demands for police services.  Officers have been speaking with citizens and emphasizing the fact that maintaining our safety and … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

We know that traffic is a huge issue no matter where you live. Unfortunately, we cannot possibly assign a police officer to do speed enforcement in all of the areas that might benefit from such attention! With that in mind, we are able to offer the presence of our trailer mounted speed … [read more]

June 12, 2013 3:15 PM

For those of you who don’t know me I am Officer Katie and have been on the north side for 13 years working in several different positions.  My current assignment is with the North Community Policing Team (NCPT) however, when the opportunity came to help out at East High School I volunteered to … [read more]

June 10, 2013 10:14 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 South District– 700 Block W. Washington Av.  (30 MPH Zone) … [read more]

June 6, 2013 8:57 AM

Starting today through this weekend (June 6-8), Special Olympics of Wisconsin will be holding their annual statewide competition in Stevens Point (http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/)., This morning, law enforcement officers from across the State of Wisconsin, including here in Madison, … [read more]

June 5, 2013 5:53 PM

Recently some neighbors have called to complain about a female going door to door in East District neighborhoods soliciting to sell children's books and materials. Complaints ranged from failure to, produce the permit, contacting houses,late, and asking questions about children in the … [read more]

May 29, 2013 3:08 PM

With school set to dismiss for the summer, it’s natural to worry about keeping our kids productively engaged over the summer months.  Fortunately, there is no lack of opportunities on the Northside. In addition to local programming at Vera Court, Kennedy Heights and the Packers/Northport … [read more]

May 28, 2013 3:37 PM

Over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, members of the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) participated in extra patrol operations in an effort to identify intoxicated drivers, address speed violations, and correct safety belt issues. On Friday, May 24th, the TEST team patrolled in … [read more]

May 25, 2013 5:07 PM

NORTHPORT NEIGHBORHOOD: Submitted by: Police Officer Sarah Boespflug I am excited to have been recently assigned as the Madison Police Department Northport Neighborhood Officer.  I have been with the Madison Police Department for six years.  I maintain very high expectations for myself … [read more]

May 17, 2013 8:07 AM

Thursday May 16, 2013: TEST conducted a Pedestrian Safety Initiative at the intersection of Williamson St and S. Dickenson St. between 0800 and 1145. This intersection has been the subject of complaints from area residents and business owners due to a lack of motorist compliance yielding … [read more]

May 13, 2013 1:25 PM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 South District–  3700 Speedway Road.  (30 MPH Zone) (Speed … [read more]

May 8, 2013 1:14 PM

Tonight marks the start of the third annual Olin Park Concert Series, presented by FOOT - the Friends of Olin-Turville - in partnership with the Madison Parks Department and the Madison Police Department. These weekly concerts, held in the Olin Park Pavillion, are free and appropriate for … [read more]

May 7, 2013 2:21 PM

This morning, officers from the MPD's Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team (TEST) conducted a pedestrian "duck" operation in the Monroe Street corridor., The Dudgeon Monroe and Vilas Neighborhood Associations continue to report to MPD their concerns with pedestrians being able safely crossly … [read more]

May 6, 2013 5:00 PM

On Sunday, the Madison Parks Department hosted their second annual "Big Rig" event at Elver Park.  This event is an opportunity for citizens to come out and see some of the equipment and vehicles used by City agencies.  MPD was well represented, with a few types of police vehicles being … [read more]

May 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Thanks to everyone who came out Wednesday night to hear the "Getaway Drivers" at the Friends of Olin Turville's first community concert of the year at the Olin Park Shelter.  A shout out to our friends at WKOW-TV as well for this great story they aired last night at 10:00 p.m. on the … [read more]

May 2, 2013 9:30 AM

On Wednesday, May 8, students of Marquette Elementary School, and their parents, are invited to join Madison Police Officers for a special Bike to School day. Meet prior to 7:00 am at one of these two locations: Tenney Park BB Clarke Beach The two cycle-busses will leave … [read more]

May 1, 2013 2:53 PM

   On Tuesday evening, April 30th, over 40 persons who own or manage rental property in South Madison met with City of Madison staff at the Bonfyre American Grill, 2601 W Beltline Highway.  The meeting was organized and facilitated by the MPD's Arbor Hills - … [read more]

April 26, 2013 4:35 PM

Officer Chanda Dolsen, East District 4th Detail has been active with Cyber Safety presentations in surrounding areas. These presentations have been very well recieved and help keep the whole family safe while using the resources the Internet provides. In the coming months we will offer this … [read more]

April 25, 2013 9:13 AM

 MPD Targets Violent & Disruptive Behavior As the weather begins to warm we encourage you to visit Downtown Madison.  There are many retail businesses, museums, restaurants and bars that are eager to see you.  The Madison Police Department will deploy additional resources in the … [read more]

April 22, 2013 5:30 PM

Today, members of the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team conducted a seatbelt compliance check of motorists in the 700 block of W.Washington Av. The project resulted in 44 motorists being stopped for failure to wear a seatbelt and 4 motorists being stopped for illegal window … [read more]

April 22, 2013 9:19 AM

On Wednesday May 8th the members of the Central District Community Policing Team will team up with parents and children from the Marquette and Okeefe schools as they bike to school in the morning and bike home after school. Locations of rally points for the rides are being coordinated and … [read more]

April 22, 2013 8:07 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    ? Tuesday, April 23, 2013 ? North District– 900 Packers Av.  … [read more]

April 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    Begining this Saturday night, the Taft Street Boys n Girls Club will be hosting evening activities for assorted ages.  Early evening will be "rap battles and freestyle cyphers"...   from 9pm - 11pm will be "men's basketball" for those 18 years … [read more]

January 29, 2013 12:45 PM

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP New Team As I mentioned in the first newsletter of 2012, the South District’s Community Policing Team (SCPT) is comprised of all new personnel for 2012.  Through attending neighborhood association meetings, we have had a chance to introduce ourselves and hear … [read more]

November 1, 2012 9:24 AM

Officer Tim Harder recently stopped over at Schenk Elementary to read a book, “Old Bear”, to the 1st grade class. The kids loved the story and then had a chance to ask Officer Tim questions afterward. Thanks to the C.O.P.S. and Safety Education program Tim was able to hand out Madison Police … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

Each year in early June, the Madison Fire Department brings together several different agencies, both public and private, who respond to emergencies.  The goal of the event is to educate persons from all age groups on how to make safe decisions, prevent injuries, and to take advantage of … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

As the hot summer winds down, the West District has been active.  The last few weeks have seen a number of weapons offenses in the district, particularly in the Theresa/Bettys and Balsam/Russett neighborhoods.  West District personnel continue to investigate these individual … [read more]

July 15, 2012 8:52 AM

The Madison Police Department and especially the North District have made a concerted effort over the last few years to get more officers out in to the community on bikes. We are committed to police biking for a number of reasons. Besides the tactical advantage we gain while on bike, we know … [read more]

July 1, 2012 8:41 AM

Welcome to the late spring edition of the South District newsletter.  The weather has been fantastic the past three months, and all of our neighborhoods have been busy and active across the city.  In late April and early May, we had a series of violent incidents take place, including … [read more]

July 1, 2012 8:41 AM

Besides a tad bit on the dry side, it has been a beautiful summer throughout the South District.  Our officers and detectives have been busy, though we have not been as busy some of the other MPD police districts.  What a lot of us have been busy with is attending or participating in … [read more]

June 1, 2012 8:29 AM

Vilas/Greenbush Burglaries We saw a spike in residential burglaries in the Vilas/Greenbush neighborhoods early in the year.  In attempts to educate those in the affected neighborhoods SCPT initiated several actions which included attending neighborhood association meetings, and … [read more]

May 1, 2012 8:33 AM

Problem-Solving: Budget Motels Following the values of trust based policing the East District has been working with the community to solve some local issues. Over the last several years some of the budget motels in the East District have seen a spike in the number of calls for service to … [read more]

May 1, 2012 8:33 AM

Monroe Street Recently there have been three instances where pedestrians have been struck by vehicles while crossing Monroe Street.  Given the high volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, it is imperative those using the roadway be cognizant of what is going on around them and allow … [read more]

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