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Tag: Community Events

October 18, 2017 8:20 AM

This Saturday - please join artists from Dane Arts Mural Arts, neighbors and officers, at the South District Station to begin painting a mural in our community room! This is a space used by many people in South Madison, so we are extremely excited with this project that will celebrate our … [read more]

October 9, 2017 10:20 AM

See attached flyer for more information. WI LE Vigil [read more]

September 25, 2017 2:46 PM

Please join us Wednesday night from 4p-6p in the open area next to the Old National Bank on Raymond Rd. Along with free food grilled by officers and free books for the kids, we will have an exciting announcement! [read more]

September 20, 2017 10:49 AM

2017 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable Register today for the 2017 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable event, Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 a.m. (registration), 9am – to 12:00 p.m. (program) at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI. Free. Onsite … [read more]

August 24, 2017 12:59 PM

Several of us from MPD were fortunate to take part in the first annual (I hope) Back to School Picnic that was organized by Officer Theresa Magyera and Jenifer Vondrak from the West Middleton Elementary School. As I mentioned in previous blogs, there are about 140 kids who live in The … [read more]

July 18, 2017 8:00 PM

A short while ago, another shooting occurred in the Mount Vernon Court area during daylight hours with citizens outside enjoying the warm weather. At this point, it appears as though a group of young males were shooting at another male who was on foot. I wish I could say that was all that … [read more]

July 3, 2017 12:57 PM

Every Saturday throughout the summer there is a farmers market being held at Elver Park from 8a-noon. This week, some of the West Police District Command Staff will be hosting a tent for questions and a meet and greet. Please stop by for a cup of coffee on us! [read more]

June 1, 2017 1:28 PM

Recently, members of our West Community Policing Team spent time at Little Blessings Preschool, reading with the kids and educating them about Police Officers and our role in the community. They discussed personal safety, when to use 911, and helped the kids the understand the importance of … [read more]

May 23, 2017 12:39 PM

We recently received some exciting news that a Farmers Market will be coming to Elver Park this summer! There will be vendors, events, and different organizations represented. Please attend and support your local growers. Here is the news release: Elver Park Farmers Market Saturdays June … [read more]

May 19, 2017 11:11 AM

This past Tuesday, the West District felt some community love from the "We Support Madison Police" group. This is a group of citizens who were organized by Paula and Steve Fitzsimmons. They went out an solcited area businesses for food, beverage, cake and flower donations for the event. The … [read more]

May 16, 2017 7:31 AM

Each year, the Sauk Trails Optimist Club recognizes two West District MPD officers to be the "Officers of the Year" This year Detective Lindsey Ludden and Officer Dustin Pailing were recognized at a banquet held last week. Below is a short bio on each of them. Det Ludden has been employed by … [read more]

May 8, 2017 3:39 PM

Sunday, we were blessed to have a life group from Blackhawk Church choose the WPD to do a community service project with! Blue sky and relatively warm weather ruled the day (along with donuts and bagels). Both young and old chipped in with weed pulling, mulching and pruning, and as the old … [read more]

April 26, 2017 10:07 AM

Free Movie Fridays are returning to South Madison! Please see the below flyer for your opportunity to enjoy a movie and popcorn with your neighbors and officers. All movies are FREE and open to the public. All children attending must be accompanied/supervised by an adult. Free Movie Fridays … [read more]

March 28, 2017 12:29 PM

The Good Neighbor Project is, foremost, about partnership between neighbors. It is about developing multiple, creative ways to become involved in our neighbors’ lives-for example, by building a community garden, organizing a neighborhood clean-up day, or planning a block party. Crime … [read more]

March 22, 2017 10:15 AM

The Good Neighbor Project MPD’s new Crime Prevention Coordinator, Emily Samson is bringing a new twist to our Neighborhood Watch program. Officer Samson has been very busy since being asked to revitalize and update our neighborhood safety initiatives. Part of that new look is to … [read more]

March 16, 2017 3:56 PM

MPD has partnered with Carbon World Health introducing youth to fitness training. CWH has a series called Why Not Me in which they bring in major athletes to speak. This time they brought in Caylin Moore and allowed MPD to invite neighborhood kids from the West Side to meet with him. He … [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]

March 3, 2017 9:51 AM

Yesterday was the National Read Across America Day which celebrates reading. A number of our officers took part in different schools around the city. Here are a few pictures with Off. Luedtke, Off. Magyera and Asst. Chief Williams. The reports from these officers and Asst. Chief, were very … [read more]

February 24, 2017 8:13 AM

Yesterday we had a fantastic multi agency discussion at Steep and Brew on Odana Rd. with some interested citizens, Off. Brian Vandervest and Sheriff Dave Mahoney. Thanks again to Steep and Brew for hosting, this is a weekly event occurring every Thursday at 9am if you are interested in … [read more]

February 24, 2017 7:38 AM

Some photos attached from our Safe Communities event last Saturday Feb 18, at the Boys AND Girls Club on Allied. Chief Koval was present, and there was a lively discussion in Spanish with PO Zulma Franco. Immigration Attorney Ramona Natera was present to answer questions as well. There were … [read more]

October 24, 2016 9:02 AM

Streets crossing State Street will begin closing at 5:00 p.m. for Freakfest on Saturday, October 29th. Lake Street, Gilman Street, Johnson Street, and Dayton Street will all close at 5:00 p.m. Gorham Street will stay open until 6:00 p.m. in order to allow UW football traffic to the Camp … [read more]

October 14, 2016 3:01 PM

Have you heard about our Fireside Five-Oh Program? We are pretty excited to keep offering this option in our community and encourage you to sign up for one. What is a Fireside Five-Oh you might ask? - Lots of things - a chat, a party, a social hour, a conversation, a place of common ground. … [read more]

October 6, 2016 9:25 AM

Yesterday, a group of citizens hosted an MPD appreciation event at the West District station. Over the course of the afternoon, citizens stopped in to meet with officers and enjoy some food. It was a great opportunity for officers and citizens to engage and enjoy a bite to eat. The event … [read more]

September 16, 2016 3:47 PM

Don’t Miss Out! Register Today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/neighborhood-conferences-and-roundtables/1611/ 2016 Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference: People-Places-Possibilities, Saturday, October 8, 2016, Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, One John Nolen … [read more]

September 14, 2016 10:16 AM

Chief Koval will hold two community forums in the West District this fall: September 29, 6p - 7:30p at the West Madison Senior Center (602 Sawyer Terrace) October 3, 7p - 8:30p at Good Shepherd Church (5701 Raymond Road) Please stop out and meet with the Chief! [read more]

September 14, 2016 8:19 AM

Watch Wednesday Watch Wednesday is an opportunity for current Neighborhood Watch programs or those interested in Neighborhood Watch to learn about the start up process and how to sustain a successful program. Date: September 21st Time: 7pm – 9pm Location: Madison Police … [read more]

September 12, 2016 8:22 AM

The Madison Police Department is offering a Neighborhood Watch informational session on September 21st at 7:00pm. This will be the first of several Watch Wednesdays. This session will be held at the Madison Police Department’s Training Center, located at 5702 Femrite Drive. This event is free … [read more]

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 participating. … [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 please visit the … [read more]

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