Police Blotter

Tag: Community Partnership

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 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 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 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]

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 15, 2014 11:47 AM

Two events this week served as opportunities to recognize the great work that MPD officers do on a daily basis.  On Tuesday evening, MPD hosted our annual Awards Ceremony.  A number of officers from units/districts across the department were recognized for their work in 2013, including more … [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 19, 2014 2:53 PM

Recently, West District Officer Danielle Ohmen spent some time reading to children at the Little Red Preschool.  About 15 students participated as part of Community Helpers Week at the school: This is yet another example of MPD officers reaching out to build connections with the … [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]

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 13, 2014 3:30 PM

In early December Officer Andrew Bruce took some time to meet with some children enrolled in a UW program. The children learned more about the roll of police, basic safety, and had a chance to have thier questions answered.. Officer Bruce reviewed with each student what they need to remember … [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 11, 2013 10:33 AM

The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Friday November 15th. That means that City of Madison residents must park their cars on the odd house numbered side of the street Thursday evening November 14th. The alternate side parking rules are in effect … [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]

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]

October 30, 2013 11:34 AM

The end of summer in the Wexford Ridge neighborhood brought the annual "Connections" event.  Despite a delayed start, due to rain, a lot of residents and children still showed up and had a good time.  People enjoyed themselves with a DJ, food, visits from the MPD K9 and Mounted Patrol units, … [read more]

October 29, 2013 1:10 PM

The Central District is seeking your feedback on problems in your neighborhood.  Please take a few minutes to take the 2013 survey which is attached below. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013MPDCentral Capt Carl Gloede [read more]

October 21, 2013 1:46 PM

Please take the 2013 MPD West District community survey, and help us be more responsive to issues that are important to you: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013MPDWest   [read more]

October 21, 2013 11:17 AM

It is that time again: The North Police District needs your feedback! If you live, work or otherwise engage with the personnel of the North Police District, I want to hear how we are doing.  Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to provide outstanding police … [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 30, 2013 8:36 AM

A neighborhood watch is a great way to improve safety in your neighborhood.   MPD will be offering free neighborhood watch training on September 10, from 7pm - 9pm.   The session will take place at the MPD Training Center, at 5702 Femrite Drive.  The training will provide a model on how to … [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 19, 2013 1:49 PM

A number of Madison Police Officers and a Dane County Deputy volunteered their time last Friday morning at the Dunkin Donuts on Gammon Road to raise money for the Special Olympics.,, Law enforcement personnel volunteer with Special Olympics throughout the year, and the "Cop on a Roof" event … [read more]

August 15, 2013 10:17 AM

Looking for some good entertainment, good food and great community spirit this weekend ?  Consider stopping by the 29th annual Triangle Ethnic Fest presented by the Bayview Foundation this coming Sunday, August 18, from 11a.m.-6p.m.  Every year, many small and not so small businesses step … [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 13, 2013 1:15 PM

Today, members of the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) conducted a Pedestrian Safety Initiative in the 2400 block of Atwood avenue at Ohio Street. As a result of this initiative, TEST officers stopped 35 motorists for violation of State Statute 346.24(1) "Failure to Yield to Pedestrian". … [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 8, 2013 8:51 AM

Meadowood Park has been a busy place this year, with a flag football program and movie nights making use of the park.  This Saturday (August 10), the Meadowood Festival will take place in the park...please stop by and enjoy the event: [read more]

August 7, 2013 1:36 PM

During the past few weeks, the Northside of Madison has been experiencing a sudden increase in incidents where vehicles parked on the roadway or in driveways, are damaged, including broken windows, dents and other damage. In these cases, the suspects are not attempting to steal, and their … [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]

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 26, 2013 3:25 PM

Another successful Meet and Eat took place yesterday at the Meadowood Shopping Center.  A nice sized crowd turned out to sample some of Madison's best food carts.  Mayor Soglin stopped out as well to chat with residents and enjoy a bite to eat. As usual, MPD's four-legged officers were a … [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 15, 2013 3:19 PM

Traffic complaints continue to be one of the top concerns of residents living in the West District.  With seemingly more traffic volume every week, the complaints we receive from citizens continue to increase.  So what can you do when you notice traffic violations in your neighborhood or in … [read more]

July 10, 2013 12:32 PM

On June 20th, 2013 Detective Kat Riley and Police Officer Alexandra Nieves Reyes were presented awards from the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center for their continuing service and dedication working to improve the lives of children impacted by violence. When a law enforcement officer or … [read more]

July 2, 2013 5:33 PM

Summer is officially here, and City residents should be able to enjoy the afternon on their patio, or open up their windows to let the breeze in without the nuisance of loud car stereos.  Due to the mobility of offending vehicles, and the inherent time delay in reporitng such disturbances, it … [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 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 1:22 PM

The Madison Police Department's Safety Education Unit participated at the "Safety Saturday" event held on the Capitol Square this past weekend.  In addition to a display of police vehicles, officers answered questions, passed out safety related materials, and interacted with kids. This was … [read more]

June 10, 2013 7:24 AM

On Friday June 7th, Madison Police Central District officers stopped in at the Salvation Army Shelter and spent some time with families in planting flowers in their garden.  One of the moms that was there was eager to help as well.  She mentioned that she previously worked at a greenhouse … [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]

June 5, 2013 8:41 AM

The Central District Station has a limited number of the Safe Communities - Slow Down Yard Signs available for citizens to pick up and place in their yards.  Signs can be picked up at the address below. Central District City County Building GR 22 211 S. Carroll … [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 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 20, 2013 11:31 AM

Over the years the West Police District has been open, the landscaping and prairie around the station have improved significantly.  This is largely due to the dedication and hard work of three volunteer master gardeners: Dale Meyer, Victoria Woodward and Ann Windell.  Dale, Vickie and Ann have … [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 13, 2013 8:47 AM

On Thursday May 2, at the height of prom season, Madison Police Department participated in a traffic crash demonstration at Lafollette High School to show students the possible tragic consequences of intoxicated driving. Lafollette High Educational Resource Officer Ken Mosley and members of … [read more]

May 10, 2013 4:20 PM

Madison's Sauk Trails Optimists Club recently recognized two MPD employees as part of their "Respect for Law" initiative.  Detective Denise Armstrong and Officer Eugene Woehrle both received plaques at a recent luncheon.  Detective Armstrong specializes in sensitive crimes, and has been the … [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 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 6, 2013 9:39 AM

There has been much said about the quality of police in recent months, raising important questions:  Has the department or its officers moved away from their commitment to community? Has the training for the officers of the Madison Police Department (MPD) changed? I know these questions are … [read more]

May 3, 2013 1:16 PM

May 11th, 9a-12p, 1702 S. Park St Pase por esta clínica gratuita para ver si su asiento está instalado correctamente. Estaremos rifando seis asientos de automóviles a quienes la visitan. Demostración de Seguridad de la Motocicleta Madison Area SAFE KIDS conducts regular car … [read more]

May 3, 2013 1:15 PM

When:  May 11, 9am - 12pm (This event will be held rain or shine. The building will be used if it rains. Bathrooms indoors available to all.) Where: 1702 S. Park St (the old Thorstad's lot at Wingra Creek and S. Park St) Stop by this free clinic to see if your car seat is installed … [read more]

May 2, 2013 2:11 PM

This Sunday, May 5, marks the third annual Mounted Patrol Open House - and this year, we're adding an exciting new event! Get to know MPD's mounted unit members and horses and see the farm our horses call "home" during the Open House, hosted at the Horse First Farm at 5594 Alpine Road in … [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 2, 2013 6:40 AM

Submitted by Officer Caleb Johnson (Theresa/Hammersley Neighborhood Officer) As a City of Madison police officer, I am happy to respond to the complaints and concerns of citizens, including those that are minor in nature.  In my experience, many problems are underreported, especially … [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 1:47 PM

Community and youth groups will occassionally ask to take a tour of the West District station.  Here is a group of cub scouts checking out a holding cell during a recent tour: Contact us at 243-0500 if your group is interested in scheduling a tour. [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 12:00 PM

As the weather slowly turns toward Spring, the buzz of activity downtown has begun. This coming weekend will be a busy time around the Capital Square.  The ever popular Farmers Market and the 32nd Crazylegs Classic event will bring thousands of people together this Saturday … [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 21, 2013 11:52 AM

Domestic violence has been in the news a lot lately, and continues to be an issue that MPD deals with on a consistent basis.  Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of race, income, education, gender, sexual orientation, age or religion. Our local domestic abuse agency for … [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]

March 26, 2013 2:10 PM

Over the past month, officers from the East Police District have connected with students from Kennedy Elementary and Frank Allis Elementary. On February 15th, students from Ms Baker's second and third grade multi-age class at Kennedy Elementary came over to the East Police District and worked … [read more]

March 21, 2013 2:05 PM

Last year a MedDrop box was installed in the West Police District lobby.  A number of MedDrop boxes have been made available in the area, thanks to Safe Communities of Madison/Dane County (a non-profit agency that works to save lives and reduce injuries).  The MedDrop box provides a … [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]

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