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Tag: Safety in the Home

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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