Police Blotter

Tag: Personal Safety

October 30, 2014 12:08 PM

Halloween is always an exciting time for kids because of the fun costumes and the large amounts of candy. While they may get caught up in the excitement of it all, the Madison Police Department wants to ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating in addition to the fun. Children should always … [read more]

November 11, 2013 2:36 PM

The City of Madison Police Department Crossing Guard program has seen a 25% increase in the number of tickets written so far this school year over the same time period last year. These $88.80 tickets are issued to owners of vehicles observed to have not stopped, remain stopped, or stopped … [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]

August 26, 2013 9:44 AM

On Tuesday, August 20, Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) officers participated in red signal enforcement at the corner of University Av and N Brooks St. Officers were out to monitor correct and safe stops at the red traffic signal at that intersection. The team had 30 stops: three were … [read more]

June 13, 2013 10:29 AM

MPD’s Safety Education Unit is responsible for teaching Classes on Personal Safety (C.O.P.S.) to 4th and 5th grade students throughout the city's public and private elementary schools. The curriculum provides basic information on protective behaviors, gangs, bullying, internet safety, and … [read more]

June 11, 2013 3:21 PM

With the increased reliance we all have on technology to keep us connected to our friends, conduct business, and obtain news and information, it is important for us to remember not to invite criminal activity into our homes through our electronic devices. In order to help people understand … [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]

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]

March 11, 2013 12:40 PM

Today, many homes have more than one computer.  Despite this fact, multiple individuals often share a single PC.  Sharing often occurs between college students, roommates, spouses and children.  Ultimately, the computer owner is the person that is legally responsible for all … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:04 AM

As parents, you probably are familiar with using social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook but have you heard about Twitter?  Twitter is a relatively new free social network that allows family, friends, and co-workers stay connected via mobile texting, instant messages, or on the … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:02 AM

Whether you go online to check your bank balance, pay a bill, give money, shop or sell something, these six rules can help you keep the risks to a minimum. Defend your computer against Internet threats • Help protect your online transactions by using firewall, antivirus, and antispyware … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:01 AM

Blogging is described as a, “diary on a website”.  It is a frequently updated personal journal chronicling links at a web site intended for public viewing.  Posting blogs allows children to develop both their technical and creative skills.  It also lets them connect to other … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:00 AM

Online dating is a great way to meet people who share your interests and passions.  Every year, tens of thousands of people get married as a result of meeting on an online dating service.  In general, online dating is regarded as a safe medium for meeting potential dates.  … [read more]

July 15, 2012 8:52 AM

Greetings from the North Police District! This has been another challenging year for the personnel of the North Police District. Since October of last year, our area has experienced several high profile, violent crimes including three homicides, several attempted homicides and a number of … [read more]

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