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August 22, 2016 10:22 AM

With UW-Madison classes starting on September 6th the bars in downtown Madison will once again be filling up.  As a reminder, the Central District Community Policing Team offers a free Tavern Safety Training for any bar or liquor establishment upon … [read more]

August 17, 2016 9:09 AM

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August 1, 2016 2:34 PM

Staying True to Their Core Values   Before starting this internship I had my doubts about the “effectiveness” of the Madison Police Department. During my scholarly endeavors I encountered many statistics about the criminal justice system that tarnished my opinion of 21st century … [read more]

July 29, 2016 2:06 PM

To All,   Reminder that Football Family Fun Day is scheduled to take place at Camp Randall on August 7th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.   Fans will enter the stadium thru Gates 1 and 10 and approximately 5,000-8,000 people are expected to attend.   For more information … [read more]

July 29, 2016 1:20 PM

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July 27, 2016 2:05 PM

  Your new Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer [My name is Officer Matt Baker and I was assigned as the Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) in June of 2016.  I have been with the Madison Police Department approximately five and a half years, but have … [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]

July 19, 2016 8:13 AM

The 8th annual Ride the Drive is happening Sunday, July 31, 2016, from a 10a-2pm.  Five miles of roadways will be closed from 08:30a-3p to allow people to bike, walk, and roller blade around downtown and visit 5 villages along the route offering family friendly activities including … [read more]

July 8, 2016 8:21 AM

  Within the last several months the Williamson Street Neighborhood has seen an increase in property crimes, especially theft from autos.   The Madison Police will be walking the area on Jennifer, Spaight and Morrison streets this morning to distribute flyers.   A … [read more]

July 6, 2016 3:29 PM

The Violent Crime Unit or VCU, is a specialty unit formed within the Investigative Services Unit.  The unit began in February 2015 and consists of one Detective Sergeant, six detectives and one agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).  VCU works closely with the … [read more]

July 5, 2016 11:29 AM

  Whether your child is leaving the protection of the nest for the first time or your parent is moving to assisted living, we worry about them. They may be vulnerable to thieves. Sometimes bad people target these two groups if they are perceived as easy targets.   What can you … [read more]

June 15, 2016 2:45 PM

MADISON, Wis. -- Bucky Badger is inviting fans to join him in watching Zootopia on Thursday, June 16, for Movie Night at Camp Randall presented by American Family Insurance.   See the voting results:     Zootopia: 3918 votes     Star Wars Force Awakens: … [read more]

June 15, 2016 12:52 PM

  Gangs   A group of three or more persons who have a common identifying sign, symbol, or name and whose members individually or collectively engage in engage in a pattern of criminal activity.     Why Do Kids join Gangs Drawn to parties Looking for … [read more]

June 9, 2016 3:19 PM

Greetings, During the summer months of each year, MPD collaborates with numerous Colleges and Universities in placing students in internships as part of their course work. Below is a short report of the Central District Intern as he began his summer with us. Capt Carl … [read more]

June 7, 2016 6:28 AM

Greetings, Below is a recent Chief's Blog that may be of interest to you. Capt. Gloede This week, the City of Madison Common Council will be voting on a resolution to authorize another $350,000 (in addition to the original $50,000) to study the City of Madison Police Department's … [read more]

May 11, 2016 9:11 AM

Greetings, MG& E has contacted the Madison Police Department to assist in spreading the word on upcoming work on MG&E home meter replacement. With the reoccurring fraud cases involving scam artists claiming to be with MG&E, the real staff team thought it prudent to share this … [read more]

May 9, 2016 8:54 AM

Langdon NPO Recognizes UW Greek Life Student Community Service   As I complete my third school year as the Langdon Neighborhood Officer, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the actions of a certain community that doesn’t always get the recognitions that they deserve.  … [read more]

May 4, 2016 9:56 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]

April 28, 2016 8:21 AM

Prevent burglaries – Lock your doors and windows! As the warm weather is upon us, many of us will be leaving more doors and windows open to let in the warm fresh air.  When leaving your homes or apartments in this warmer weather, please remember that doors and windows should be shut and … [read more]

April 18, 2016 8:35 AM

At the beginning of February 2016, the Madison Police Department launched a new initiative called the Veterans Outreach Program.  This program serves to connect MPD military veterans with veterans in the community who have had police contact or who may be experiencing a mental health or … [read more]

April 14, 2016 12:07 PM

On April 19th the Special Investigations Unit will be holding it’s 10th Notification for violent repeat offenders in our community.  SIU has notified 99 offenders to date and will be adding 10 new participants to the program.  It is a powerful meeting to watch and is open to the … [read more]

April 4, 2016 2:21 PM

The Criminal Intelligence Section of the Madison Police Department is made up of one Sergeant, three Officers, and three Crime Analysts. This unit provides investigative support for the Police Department. The unit works on a variety of long term projects and short turn around projects at the … [read more]

March 22, 2016 7:44 AM

It is unfortunate that sudden violence perpetrated by an individual bent on killing innocent people is a reality in modern American communities. The good news is that the likelihood of finding yourself in the crossfire of an active shooter event is roughly equivalent to being struck by lightning; … [read more]

February 29, 2016 11:43 AM

Greetings,   This Thursday, March 3rd marks the Central Districts Community Meeting featuring Chief Koval. Please join Central District Command staff at the Overture Center in the Wisconsin Studio.   Chief Koval will present on current topics facing our community and Central … [read more]

July 8, 2015 8:45 AM

Hello,   I am the new Central District Mental Health Officer.  I have been with the Madison Police Department for almost 3 years and I share my new position with 4 other officers spread across the other districts in Madison.  Chief Koval created the full time Mental Health … [read more]

June 30, 2015 10:37 AM

Second detail shift works from noon thru 8 pm. It is a unique shift that overlaps with 1st and 3rd details. During our shift especially in the downtown area we tend to see a trend of similar calls for service. We would like to discuss one particular type of call that we experience that leads to … [read more]

June 24, 2015 10:14 AM

Greetings, Saturday marks the second year of a downtown fireworks event. This year, Festival Foods - Shake the Lake will take place on Saturday June 27th.  The Festival begins at 5pm with a variety of food, events and entertainment taking place, leading up to the 2015 fireworks at … [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]

June 3, 2015 1:37 PM

Today, the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team undertook several projects around the city. This morning, officers were at S Carroll St and W Doty St doing crosswalk violation inforcement as part of a pedestrian safety grant. 13 citations were issued. Later in the morning, officers went to the … [read more]

May 1, 2015 11:44 AM

On April 30th, 2015, the newly created Burglary Crime Unit ventured out to the streets with one main objective: to bring awareness to community reference open garage door burglaries. Around 5PM, 5 Detectives, 1 Detective Sergeant, and 2 Analysts made their way to sections of the community that … [read more]

April 21, 2015 1:19 PM

Hello,   I am the new Central District Mental Health Officer.  I have been with the Madison Police Department for almost 3 years and I share my new position with 4 other officers spread across the other districts in Madison.  Chief Koval created the full time Mental Health … [read more]

April 13, 2015 12:47 PM

As part of MPD’s embrace of a community-based policing philosophy and desire to build partnerships with our citizens, officers in the Central District have been participating in “Coffee with a Cop” as a way to reach out and meet with people in the neighborhood. Similar to other such programs that … [read more]

April 7, 2015 11:59 AM

  Hello from the Central District Community Policing Team! As the weather warms up, we imagine many of you will be eager to get out of your house and enjoy the many restaurants and taverns in the downtown area of Madison. We want to share some simple safety tips you can use to prevent … [read more]

March 27, 2015 8:50 AM

Next week, students from the Madison Metropolitan School District and the UW-Madison will be among those on Spring Break, heading to beaches and other (hopefully warmer) vacation destinations. In an effort to help curb burglaries during this time, Madison Police has partnered with a … [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]

December 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Recently, a number of citizens have called to report that they have received scam phone calls where the caller ID reads 608-261-9694, the number for our Central District administrative office. The scammer pretends to be a police officer and demands some type of payment or financial information … [read more]

December 11, 2014 1:24 PM

Shout-out to Officer Scott Favour, who recently took some time to give back to those who have served our country. During his shifts, Officer Favour will sometimes stop by the veterans center on Willy St from time to time. During one such occasion, staff mentioned that a number of the homeless … [read more]

September 16, 2014 3:11 PM

A citizen emailed our Department with a compliment for one of our officers that we wanted to share.    Thank you to Tammi Droessler #2702 for assisting me when I had a heart attack on West Main Street on May 6th this year. Ms. Droessler also visited me in the rehab during my … [read more]

July 31, 2014 1:49 PM

A citizen recently called our Department to express their sincere gratitude towards one of our officers - Officer Sue Krause.  The citizen explained that Officer Krause went above and beyond her call of duty when it came to a recent situation.  She said that while finding herself in the … [read more]

July 30, 2014 12:11 PM

Coming to a PARK near you! Join the Madison Police Mounted Patrol Unit in their "Community Corral". The Community Corral is an informal meet and greet on a scheduled date, time and location. It is a great way to 'corral' up area neighbors to say hello to the largest 4-legged members of … [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]

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]

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]

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]

September 9, 2013 3:38 PM

For each police officer, September 11 cannot pass without remembering our fallen colleagues, and that horrible day in 2001 where we watched the loss of life of not only police officers and firefighters, but those people just going about their daily lives.   The need for blood on that day was … [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]

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 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]

June 24, 2013 1:09 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, June 25, 2013 East District – 3200 Atwood Av (30 MPH Zone) (Speed … [read more]

June 17, 2013 1:49 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, June 18, 2013 Central District– 1400 E. Johnson St. (Speed Enforcement … [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 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 17, 2013 12:45 PM

Thursday, TEST conducted a Pedestrian Safety Initiative at the intersection of Williamson St and S. Dickenson St. between 0800 and 1145. This intersection has been the subject of complaints from area residents and business owners due to a lack of motorist compliance yielding for pedestrians … [read more]

May 17, 2013 8:07 AM

Thursday May 16, 2013: TEST conducted a Pedestrian Safety Initiative at the intersection of Williamson St and S. Dickenson St. between 0800 and 1145. This intersection has been the subject of complaints from area residents and business owners due to a lack of motorist compliance yielding … [read more]

May 15, 2013 12:35 PM

The MPD's annual Award Ceremony will be held at Monona Terrace this evening at 6:00 pm. This year, nearly 40 citizens, police officers, and civilian MPD staff members will be recognized. For the first time, Chief Noble Wray will present a Courageous Service Award. It will be an annual … [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 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]

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 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]

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