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October 25, 2017 12:16 PM

My name is Kraig Kalka and I have been with the city of Madison Police Department for four years. During that time I have mainly worked in patrol in the Central District and have worked both daytime and overnights. I am currently assigned as the State Street Neighborhood Police Officer. I truly … [read more]

October 25, 2017 10:56 AM

Freakfest 2017 All, As many of you already know, Freakfest 2017 is taking place this Saturday, October 28th. Freakfest is an extraordinary event that typically sees tens of thousands of revelers descending into the State St event area and involves multiple music stages, … [read more]

October 3, 2017 8:54 AM

My name is Ken Brown and I am currently assigned to the Central District as the Neighborhood Resource Officer. I have been with the Madison Police Department for 5 years, as a patrol officer working in the East District and Central District. Prior to being hired by MPD I was a Probation and … [read more]

September 30, 2017 6:31 PM

Hello! For many years, MPD has utilized surveys as an additional way to gather information and feedback from our Community. We want to know what are your concerns, what is going on in your neighborhood, and how well the MPD is addressing your concerns; surveys are an opportunity for … [read more]

September 26, 2017 1:35 PM

Submitted by Captain Jason Freedman and State St NPO Jessica Sosoka Over the course of the year, our crime analysts keep track of various calls for service throughout the City of Madison. At the end of this summer, I received a document which captured the data related to crime and … [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]

September 20, 2017 10:47 AM

CENTRAL DISTRICT BLOTTER VIOLENT CRIME UNIT Greetings, Central District! The MPD Violent Crime Unit (VCU) expanded in early 2017 and now has 12 detectives with 2 detective sergeants. Every police district has VCU liaisons who work and share information with that district. Your … [read more]

July 14, 2017 11:30 AM

All, For many years, the Central Police District (CPD) has closely monitored safety issues in the area of 600 University. While the area has long required additional police presence and activity, in 2017 we’ve become increasingly alarmed with the patterns and trends we are observing. … [read more]

July 5, 2017 10:35 AM

July Central Blotter Power Shift Night Officers: 8pm-4am 4th Detail shift works from 8 pm until 4 am and it is a unique shift that overlaps with 3rd and 5th Details. During our shift, especially in the Central District, we see a trend of similar calls for service and most of them … [read more]

June 12, 2017 8:51 AM

All, The below was crafted by the Violent Crime Unit (VCU) detectives Lisa Fahrenbrook and Dan Nale; Lisa and Dan are the VCU liasions to the Central District. VCU is an experienced and strong team dedicated to investigating significant crimes of violence; they are a great resource for … [read more]

May 31, 2017 9:11 AM

Hello All! I wanted to update you on some personnel changes taking place in the Central District. First we are welcoming our recruits as they go solo! Even after 20 years I have distinct (and mostly fond!) memories of my first day working solo as a fully fledged MPD Officer. We also … [read more]

April 18, 2017 6:36 AM

All, In 2016, behaviors associated with the area known as ‘Top of State’ (the 100 blk of State St and the surrounding area) generated many calls for service, negatively impacted quality of life for area business owners, patrons, and citizens, and resulted in a significant allocation of … [read more]

April 6, 2017 6:36 AM

The following was crafted by Central District day patrol officer Phil Yahnke. Thanks to Phil for his submission and, more importantly, for the work that he and the other officers (including several listed in the below article) do on a daily basis helping those in our community who are most in … [read more]

March 23, 2017 6:35 AM

A Message From Your Langdon Neighborhood Officer Hopefully you are all enjoying the nice weather out, as Spring has arrived! Even though the students spent the last few months stressing out over the exam period and end of semester deadlines, I’m happy to report that the Langdon … [read more]

March 13, 2017 2:21 PM

Stolen property guide Serial numbers: MPD has a person assigned to “leads on line” she monitors pawn shops for stolen property. Serial number searches leave little doubt of ownership. Serial numbers allow us to enter your property into NCIC (a nationwide data … [read more]

March 13, 2017 2:18 PM

Hello! With the coming of spring and the warmer weather, many of us open our windows and doors to get some fresh air after the long winter. Unfortunately, there are those who will take advantage of easier access to your home at any time of year. Recently we've had some burglaries … [read more]

February 20, 2017 10:43 AM

Hello from your friendly State Street Neighborhood Officer! I’d like to share a little bit about the partnership between homeless advocates and the Madison Police Department. Since I have started this position, the connections that I’ve made with First United Methodist Church and Bethel Lutheran … [read more]

February 6, 2017 3:20 PM

Hello! My name is Jason Freedman and I was recently promoted to Captain and subsequently assigned to the Central District. Captain Carl Gloede retired after a distinguished career at MPD, culminating as Captain of Central for 6 years. We will miss his experience and knowledge, and we wish … [read more]

December 19, 2016 10:35 AM

Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer Blog Winter on the Isthmus The winter season has finally found Madison and I would like to take this opportunity to share some relevant information. The first couple snowfalls, regardless of the amount, usually result in several … [read more]

November 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Holiday Safety The Holiday season is just getting started! The Madison Police Department, and your friendly State Street Officer, want to make this time of year as safe as possible. Generally the State Street and Capitol Square area are very safe. However, there are certainly people who … [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 10, 2016 9:38 AM

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING POTENTIAL RENOVATION OF THE FAIRCHILD BUILDING AT 120 SOUTH FAIRCHILD STREET MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 - 7:00 P.M. CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 333 WEST MAIN STREET Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to review and discuss the study of … [read more]

October 5, 2016 9:38 AM

September 2016 Blog The Central District Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) is tasked with a wide range of responsibilities. One of the larger responsibilities is to serve as a liaison to the recently constructed high-occupancy or high-rise apartment buildings, which are becoming more … [read more]

September 22, 2016 11:14 AM

Kids Create at Top of State Friday, September 23 10 AM - 1 PM The Grove Join us for this special edition Kids Create! Come down to the Top of State from 10 AM - 1 PM to make your very own police badge with Officer Jessica McLay! We will … [read more]

September 22, 2016 7:55 AM

The Central District with the assistance of Festival Foods is hosting a community forum. Date: Wednesday September 28, 2016 Location: Festival Foods Conference Room 810 E. Washington Ave. Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30pm Please join Central District staff along with Central … [read more]

September 22, 2016 7:42 AM

2017 Capitol Square Reconstruction Project PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING TODAY 2017 Capitol Square Reconstruction Project Thursday, September 22 @ 2:30pm Central Library, Room 302, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison The City of Madison is planning to reconstruct the south half of the … [read more]

September 19, 2016 8:52 AM

Don’t Miss Out! Register Today 2016 Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference: People-Places-Possibilities, Saturday, October 8, 2016, Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive Mayor’s Blog Register directly online (Spanish) or by mail. Your $15 registration … [read more]

September 14, 2016 9:35 AM

Williamson Street Closure—Willy Street Fair Williamson Street will be closed between Livingston Street and Ingersoll Street this weekend for the Willy Street Fair. The closure will be Saturday, September 17, from noon to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 … [read more]

September 14, 2016 8:23 AM

For more than a decade, MPD has been doing an annual community survey. The surveys are district-specific, and are one more way for the department to hear from the public. Please take a few moments to complete the Central District survey: … [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]

August 30, 2016 1:51 PM

Hello from your friendly State Street Neighborhood Officer! This summer the Business Improvement District has been putting on a number of events in the Central district. There have been several music events, including Jazz at Five, Ian’s Open Mic Night, and Live and Local in Elizabeth Link Peace … [read more]

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 request. The main emphasis of the … [read more]

August 17, 2016 9:09 AM

Central Blog Update August 2016 The Special Investigations Unit was established 5 years ago this month. We held our first violent repeat offender notification on November 11, 2011 and since … [read more]

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 policing in … [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]

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 over ten … [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 food, … [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 copy of the flyer … [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 Dane County … [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: 3313 votes Inside Out: 275 … [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 sense of … [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 Gloede Two … [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. Although national … [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 are … [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 locked … [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 substance … [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 public. You will … [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]

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 District … [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 Officer (MHO) … [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 are … [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 Officer (MHO) … [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 crimes … [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]

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]

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 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 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 morning … [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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