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Tag: North District

November 16, 2017 8:43 AM

The Madison Police Department North District became just a bit brighter this week. Our office is now home to a beautiful print of a photo taken by photographer Wendy Murkve. Barb Scoville, our North District receptionist had her eye on this particular photo for some time and saw it as very … [read more]

September 26, 2017 1:16 PM

I appreciate the chance to introduce myself to our neighbors and friends. I have been working for the Madison Police Department since 1996. It’s a long time but sometimes it seems like I’m just getting started. It is safe to say it’s an adventure every day. Our very diverse department … [read more]

August 10, 2017 3:40 PM

Summer Slide? Teachers and parents alike worry about the “summer slide” Not the kind of slide you find on the playground, but the slide backwards that often happens during a summer away from school. No worries though for a bunch of kids at the Vera Court Neighborhood Center. Over the … [read more]

March 3, 2017 6:54 PM

If you follow the police beat in the paper, recent news coming out of the North and East sides has rocked the community. Earlier this week we witnessed the death by homicide of a young man on East Washington Ave. The week prior, four young men were seriously injured further out on The Ave. … [read more]

February 28, 2017 8:56 PM

Our Neighborhood Officers were very happy to help out at Lakeview Library’s Terrific Tuesday. The officers joined several neighborhood kids in constructing fashionable outfits from paper and colorful duct tape. As you can see, the results were pretty impressive. The design and construction of … [read more]

January 25, 2017 1:07 PM

The North District is pleased to introduce our new Northport/Packers Neighborhood officer, Alexandra Nieves-Reyes. Alex is already familiar to many of you as she has served as a patrol officer in the North district for several years. Alex has been the heart and soul of the district and never … [read more]

December 12, 2016 8:59 PM

It was a HO, HO, HO kind of day last Sunday. With the freshly fallen snow and a surprise visit from Santa, it was a perfect day for a holiday extravaganza. North District Police Officers were very happy to host several families for a day of festivities, fun and food. Our officers and their … [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 the North … [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]

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 number of … [read more]

November 10, 2014 11:43 AM

A citizen sent an email to MPD regarding Officer Steve Chvala. The email states that he was stopped for speeding recently and that Officer Chvala was more than professional and well spoken during the traffic stop. He said that Officer Chvala was able to explain all aspects of the ticket and … [read more]

August 18, 2014 10:34 AM

MPD Officer Michael Martin recently received recognition from a citizen about the service he was provided when he called 911.  We want to recognize Officer Martin for his exemplary service he provided to not only this citizen but for the service he provides every day he comes to work for 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]

July 24, 2014 11:38 AM

Madison Police Officer Jesse Harman recently received recognition from a citizen.  We also want to recognize Officer Harman for his excellent service.  Here is what the citizen had to say: "I wanted to give praise to Officer Jesse Harman who is out of the North Precinct. I own rental … [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 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 8, 2014 1:06 PM

My name is Capt Jay Lengfeld and I have been a member of the Madison Police Department for over 32 years.  My last two assignments have been the Executive Captain of Operations the last two years and five years as the Captain of the West Police District.  I have previous experience in the … [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]

October 3, 2013 9:18 AM

Last night, there was a disturbance in the 100 block of Kennedy Heights.  A family was a home in their residence when a bullet came through the wall, striking the opposing wall.  Thankfully, neither the two adults nor the four children inside were injured.  Patrol officers attempted to contact … [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 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 9, 2013 11:44 AM

Coming to a PARK NEAR YOU! The mounted patrol is currently seeking a BEAUTIFUL PARK in YOUR neighborhood to host its "Community Corral".  It is amazing to see how many people come to say HELLO to the horses, but have never met EACH OTHER! Part of making a community safe is knowing who … [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]

July 3, 2013 11:42 PM

This year’s Rhythm and Booms event went was a success.  While crowds were slightly smaller than previous years, the event was well attended.  There were no arrests and no significant police incidents.  Traffic flowed smoothly after the event, and Warner Park parking lot was cleared before … [read more]

July 3, 2013 4:38 PM

Update – the escapee from Mendota Mental Health Center, Graham L. Stowe, remains at large. Our best information suggests he is no longer in the immediate area.  The investigation is being coordinated with Brown County area law enforcement.  Madison Police are not currently searching any … [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 14, 2013 9:51 AM

We know that traffic is a huge issue no matter where you live. Unfortunately, we cannot possibly assign a police officer to do speed enforcement in all of the areas that might benefit from such attention! With that in mind, we are able to offer the presence of our trailer mounted speed … [read more]

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