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Tag: Coffee with a Cop

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]

August 22, 2017 4:03 PM

Officer Justin Nelsen is one of our West District Neighborhood Officers assigned to the Theresa/ Betty's/Park Edge/Park Ridge area.  He recently organized a one day football camp at Edgewood for some kids who may not otherwise be able to attend.  Here is what he had to say; ? Madison … [read more]

August 17, 2017 10:53 AM

This month we profile Officer Mike Evans who is a 1st Detail officer in the West District. Michael currently works in patrol and has been with the police department since 1999.  Before becoming a police officer, Michael worked as a counselor for a group home in Janesville, … [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 … [read more]

July 7, 2017 6:42 AM

Officers Ryan Henderson and Chris Marzullo are the two new neighborhood officers assigned to Allied Dr.    Off. Gatdula, who was the previous officer, has been promoted and is now a Detective assigned to the Burglary Unit.  There had also been a vacancy for a second … [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 11, 2017 7:01 AM

Every year, Special Olympics WI holds the WI State Games in Stevens Point, WI.  Athletes from around the state compete in a variety of events similar to the Olympics.  Several of our officers assist in the softball throw event which is sponsored by the WI Professional Police … [read more]

April 17, 2017 10:10 AM

Today, we profile one of our officers who also hold a law degree, Officer Brian Vandervest.  Many of you know him as a regular at Coffee with a Cop. It is held everyThursday morning at 9am at Steep and Brew at 6656 Odana Rd.  Anyone is welcome to join the … [read more]

April 12, 2017 4:50 PM

Today an anonymous person was kind enough to drop off a cake to our officers.  If the donor is out there, we just want to send a huge THANK YOU your way for thinking of us!!   [read more]

April 7, 2017 7:39 AM

Officers Cummings and Acker responded to an alarm at a residence on the far west side of Madison.  With the strong wind, the door was blown open, which set off the alarm.  They checked the house and this mature, rescued, Golden Retriever named “Buttercup” greeted them at the door.  … [read more]

March 1, 2017 2:02 PM

I don't know how many of you realize we have a policing celebrity in our midst!  Professor Herman Goldstein currently lives in our fantastic district.  His roots in policing run long and deep.  He is worth a Google search.   He is considered the father of "Problem … [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 … [read more]

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