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Tag: Neighborhood Police Officers

August 22, 2016 3:54 PM

Last week the "Connections" event was held in the Tree/Wexford neighborhood.  This is a community event that has been taking place yearly for more than a decade.  MPD was well-represented at the event, with the K9 unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, and West District Community Policing Team … [read more]

July 23, 2016 9:21 AM

Hosts needed for Fireside Five-Oh.   After a very successful trial period in the North District, we are happy to announce that Fireside Five-Oh, a new opportunity for officers and citizens to make meaningful connections, is set to launch all across the city. The fireside chats are … [read more]

May 28, 2016 6:32 PM

Saturday afternoon kicked off a new era at one Northside apartment community.  Ridgecrest Apartments (formerly known as Woodlands Apartments) at 500 Northport Dr invited residents and first responders to a Memorial Weekend cookout.  Firefighters from Station 10 and Police Officers from … [read more]

March 19, 2016 11:57 AM

Residents of the Southridge Village Apartments and some South District officers enjoyed conversation and some fresh breakfast together this morning!  Neighborhood Officer Scott Beckfield did the cooking and the apartment management company provided the delicious breakfast food.  Thanks … [read more]

December 22, 2015 9:01 AM

Earlier this month, the MPD recruit academy spent one of their training days at the Boys & Girls Club near Allied Drive.  The recruit officers went through the normal topic on their training calendar (Taser training) but allowed members of the community to observe.  This effort … [read more]

October 8, 2015 4:34 PM

A message from the City's Planning Division:   Registration is now open for the 2015 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable, scheduled for Saturday, October 24 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center.  The one-half day event (8:00 – registration, 9:00 – Kickoff, 10:00 -Workshops) is … [read more]

August 14, 2015 11:14 AM

This Tuesday, the Meadowood neighborhood hosted a community picnic at Meadowood Park.  MPD officers stopped by to be part of the event, and neighborhood officer Kraig Knutson volunteered to brave the dunk tank...   [read more]

July 24, 2015 10:36 AM

After accepting a position as the neighborhood officer for the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, I soon discovered that the position of neighborhood officer is probably the best position I have ever held within the Madison Police Department. Neighborhood assignments give officers the ability to … [read more]

July 24, 2015 10:31 AM

After accepting a position as the neighborhood officer for the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, I soon discovered that the position of neighborhood officer is probably the best position I have ever held within the Madison Police Department. Neighborhood assignments give officers the ability to … [read more]

July 3, 2015 2:52 PM

Please join Amigos en Azul in collaboration with Centro Hispano and Nehemiah at a FREE weekly round robin style soccer tournament for kids ages 6-16. The tournaments will take place on July 18th, 25th and August 1st, 8th at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St., Madison, WI). Parents must register their … [read more]

April 28, 2015 10:52 AM

Hello, my name is Officer Heather Dzick and I have been a police officer with the City of Madison for eight years. I grew up in southern Wisconsin and spent a lot of time in Madison, as I have close relatives in the area. I am a huge Badger and Packer fan!In my off time, I enjoy spending time … [read more]

April 28, 2015 10:46 AM

Hello, my name is Officer Heather Dzick and I have been a police officer with the City of Madison for eight years. I grew up in southern Wisconsin and spent a lot of time in Madison, as I have close relatives in the area. I am a huge Badger and Packer fan!In my off time, I enjoy spending time … [read more]

April 23, 2015 5:13 PM

    Below is a "shout out" from MPD South District Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan.  Officer Alan has been serving the residents of the "Triangle" neighborhood for two years now.  Read her update below and you'll see how involved, committed and connected MPD … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:46 AM

     In February, each of the MPD's police district recieved a new "Neighborhood Resource Officer" (NRO) position after being approved in the 2015 City of Madison Operating Budget.  These new NRO position were the vision of Police Chief Mike Koval and were a top priority … [read more]

March 23, 2015 8:32 AM

Hello, I am the new Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer, NRO for short, a new position created by the Chief to work with the District Command Staff in addressing emerging issues in neighborhoods not served by a traditional Neighborhood Officer. I have worked for Madison Police for … [read more]

February 19, 2015 12:09 PM

Last Friday, Good Shepherd Church hosted another Meadowood Community Supper.  These meals are a great opportunity for residents to to get to know each other and build a stronger neighborhood.  A number of West District officers helped out with the meal. Officers Kraig Knutson and … [read more]

February 2, 2015 11:59 AM

Officer Kraig Knutson starts today as MPD's new neighborhood officer in the Balsam/Russett neighborhood.  This area has been served by a half-time liaison officer for a number of years, but  an assessment of district resources determined that this area would be better served by a full-time … [read more]

December 8, 2014 10:17 AM

When most people think of policing, it is often in the context of traditional policing, meaning that an officer’s work solely consists of answering calls for service and reacting to crimes that have occurred, including arrests of offenders. Even though this will always be a part of policing, … [read more]

October 31, 2014 2:11 PM

Lisa King, Program Coordinator at the Bayview Community Center, receives five bicycles from Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan and Madison Police Bike Recovery Specialist Beck Mugford. The five bikes had been marked for auction after they could not be reunited with their original owners. … [read more]

September 3, 2014 7:52 AM

For most kids, the approach of a new school year means buying back-to-school notebooks, fresh packs of mechanical pencils, a new lunchbox, and figuring out a cute outfit for the first day of school. For kids in the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, it also means that it is time for … [read more]

August 12, 2014 2:58 PM

Below is a recognition that Officer Kim Alan received for her on-going work as a Neighborhood Police Officer in our South District.    "Since taking over the Triangle Neighborhood in August 2013, Kim (Officer Kim Alan) has worked hard to build relationships with the residents in her … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:34 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:29 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

June 9, 2013 8:13 PM

The Wexford Ridge neighborhood is getting more active as summer approaches.  People have been out enjoying the warm weather and grilling, and kids have been out playing as the weather gets nicer.  With school almost out, families have been signing up for summer camps and other activities … [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 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 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]

December 15, 2012 9:31 AM

Greetings from the North Police District! The Madison Police Department is highly committed to working in partnership with community stakeholders to sustain and improve quality of life, and this commitment necessitates that we continually examine our service delivery model and be willing … [read more]

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