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Tag: Personal Safety

May 24, 2016 7:49 AM

This week, the Madison Police Department is partnering with Safe Communities Madison-Dane County in promoting the annual Slow Down yard sign campaign. The faster a vehicle is travelling, it is more likely that a crash will occur and injuries will be more severe. Children are especially vulnerable … [read more]

April 19, 2016 9:06 AM

A new scam comes from the phone number of 360-234-2061. The suspect identifies himself as Dennis Gray.  He reports to be from the Treasury Department and that you may have legal action taken against you if you don't respond. Several key words that are used in this scam … [read more]

March 30, 2016 8:05 AM

Wisconsin’s presidential preference and spring election for President of the United States, Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Circuit Court Judge, County Nonpartisan Offices, Municipal Offices, School District Offices, and Referenda (if required) is scheduled on April 5th, … [read more]

March 28, 2016 9:13 AM

The Madison Police Department and Crime Prevention Unit need your help in stopping home improvement scams. With warmer temperatures Madison may see an increase in home improvement scams. The Scammer goes door to door offering to do repairs on your home or driveway. The important thing to … [read more]

February 23, 2016 9:17 AM

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Safety Tip of the week. It appears that the IRS scam calls are making its way around Madison again. Do not call back any number that is left on your voicemail from someone claiming to be from the IRS. To schedule a personal safety course for … [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 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]

November 23, 2015 9:03 AM

The Madison Police Department believes in educating and enforcing all pedestrian and motor vehicle laws in our city and relies on voluntary compliance from all users of our roadways. The Madison Police Department has a traffic unit dedicated to our mission. The Traffic Enforcement Safety Team's … [read more]

November 23, 2015 8:50 AM

Remember to be aware of your surroundings. Remember not to expose your cash or credit cards before or past the point of purchase. Don't set your wallet down without keeping a hand on it. Many people forget and leave their wallets at the register. Electronic items like phones and tablets … [read more]

June 18, 2015 7:40 AM

Designer Drugs: Synthetic Marijuana   An emerging trend in the drug world is the use synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic marijuana.  Synthetic cannabinoids are psychoactive substances that are chemically similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the active ingredient in marijuana) and … [read more]

December 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Last Friday, MPD participated in a statewide traffic enforcement effort called “Booze & Belts” in an attempt to reduce impaired driving crashes and injuries to people who elect to not wear their seat belt. Booze & Belts focuses on high-visibility enforcement of all traffic violations, but … [read more]

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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