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Tag: Safety in the Home

July 8, 2016 10:02 AM

The Burglary Crime Unit reports a recent case in which the suspect gained entry into a residence by cutting the screen to an open window.  With the warmer weather it is common for people to leave windows open.  Open windows on the first floor provide a tempting opportunity for a … [read more]

June 20, 2016 9:20 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Crime Prevention Tip of the Week. Motion light verses dusk to dawn light. Which light should you choose to best protect your property? Motion lights are so common that they may be viewed like car alarms. When the public hears a car alarm they no longer … [read more]

June 6, 2016 1:20 PM

Maintenance is another concept of CPTED.  CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Maintenance refers to the idea of the continued use of a space for an intended purpose.  This is done by keeping the property maintained and landscape managed.  If locks, … [read more]

June 1, 2016 10:18 AM

Territorial Behavior is the fourth concept of CPTED.  CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. This refers to the development of ownership. This is done through fences, landscaping, and pavement treatments. This gives the visitor the sense of where your property … [read more]

April 18, 2016 2:55 PM

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 burglaries. As a member of the Madison community remind your neighbors and friends to close and lock front and back … [read more]

March 16, 2016 12:14 PM

An ounce of prevention:   As families and students leave for their much deserved spring break we are asking that they add one ounce of prevention to whatever they are having.   Bad guys look forward to spring break also. They will be looking for easy scores. MPD will be … [read more]

February 29, 2016 1:37 PM

The Madison Police Department reminds you to lock your doors, windows, and garage. Many of our burglaries are crimes of opportunity. With the change in seasons we enjoy more time outside.  Remember that leaving a door unlocked or a garage door open may seem reasonable, especially if … [read more]

February 10, 2016 8:16 AM

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Safety Tip of the week. “Come in the door is unlocked” How many times have you heard this or have you ever said it? A well known criminal technique is to knock on the door to see if someone is home.  If the door is unlocked and you … [read more]

January 4, 2016 9:28 AM

In order to understand how to keep our children safe online we must first understand what online safety is and is not.  Online safety is often misrepresented.  Let’s talk about what Online Safety is not before we discuss what it truly is.  Online Safety is not limiting internet … [read more]

November 24, 2015 8:19 AM

Recuerde prestar atención a sus alrededores. Recuerde no exhibir su dinero o sus tarjetas de crédito antes o después de pasar por el punto de pago. No deje su billetera en un lugar sin mantener contacto con esta. Mucha gente se olvida y deja su billetera donde esta la … [read more]

April 23, 2015 10:31 AM

West District Officers Tom Grosse and Scott Favour put together this short video with some helpful burglary prevention tips: https://youtu.be/vs87TRlxtYQ These are the materials used in the above video: Home Depot: Quantity          … [read more]

November 19, 2014 3:36 PM

Corporal punishment, also referred to as physical punishment, is an issue that has been brought into the media spotlight due to recent high-profile events. In the 1960s, public approval of physical punishment was at 94 percent. It has declined since then, but use of physical punishment is … [read more]

April 10, 2014 1:40 PM

As many of us know, Wisconsin has been frozen over for about the last five months, but warmer weather will soon be upon us. For the Madison Police Department, that means that a rise in the burglary rate is sure to follow. We will be closely following break-ins and burglaries to cars and homes. … [read more]

September 18, 2013 9:53 AM

During the last several days, I have received reports from patrol officers taking residential burglary complaints in the Langdon Neighborhood. These reports are concerning because the nature of the crimes put the personal safety of citizens of the Langdon Neighborhood at significant … [read more]

March 13, 2013 12:41 PM

They can prevent children from using guns, and advocates believe they may also stop some suicide attempts. Now gun owners can get free gun locks from the Madison Police Department. They will be available at all district stations, and at the MPD's Training Center from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 … [read more]

October 1, 2012 8:36 AM

The focus of this article will be burglary, or the entry into a locked space to steal or commit a felony. Most of the burglaries in our district are residential burglaries to single family homes. Business related burglaries have been less frequent lately, but when they do occur it tends to be … [read more]

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