Central District Blotter

Tag: Downtown Safety

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]

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]

April 27, 2017 9:56 AM

Hello all, As many of you are already aware, this Saturday, April 29th, will see large gatherings of people and active house parties on and around Mifflin St. Activities associated in the Mifflin St area are unsanctioned. While Mifflin St varies from year to year, it is routine … [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

September 17, 2015 9:40 AM

Solicitors at Your Door From time to time during the year, groups and organizations canvas the community selling items ranging from candy, magazines, and home improvement products. In the past few days, the Central District has experienced a group of 20 young adults attempting to sell … [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 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]

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