Central District Blotter

Tag: Captain Freedman

September 21, 2018 12:54 PM

Hello All! As part of our ongoing efforts to be informative and share information, I will provide some monthly crime data on my blog. MPD’s dedicated Crime Analysts create this product. We use it to help to identify trends within and across districts, and to help focus resources … [read more]

August 22, 2018 9:12 AM

Central District Burglary Crime Unit (BCU) 2018 Mid-Year Update Detective Jokala became the Central District BCU liaison on 1/28/18. Below is her mid-year report. Det. Jokala—along with her BCU colleagues and various central officers—did an outstanding job investigating and arresting a … [read more]

August 16, 2018 7:15 PM

Hello All! As part of our ongoing efforts to be informative and share information, I will provide some monthly crime data on my blog. MPD's dedicated Crime Analysts create this product. We use it to help to identify trends within and across districts, and to help focus resources … [read more]

August 16, 2018 5:57 PM

Hello, During the evening of 8/15, Central CPT joined forces with the Salvation Army and MSCR to take some families who receive needed services out for a Pontoon Ride on Lake Monona. By all accounts it was a beautiful night and a fun time for the families who participated and … [read more]

July 13, 2018 12:28 PM

Hello All! As part of our ongoing efforts to be informative and share information, I will provide some monthly crime data on my blog. MPD’s dedicated Crime Analysts create this product. We use it to help to identify trends within and across districts, and to help focus resources … [read more]

June 25, 2018 9:48 AM

All, As you well know, the Central District is a unique place with an environment, features, and issues all its own. One of those features is parking—a ubiquitous challenge for those who frequent the downtown. Within that issue is an only-in-the-Central-District subset related to moped … [read more]

June 22, 2018 2:51 PM

All, Please see the below introductory blog from our newest neighborhood officer—while he is new to the role, Damion has been a central district stalwart and I am very pleased to have him in this new role! My name is Officer Damion Figueroa and I am the Langdon Neighborhood Police … [read more]

June 19, 2018 4:47 PM

All, Please see the below information and link to a questionnaire. 2018 City-Wide Neighborhood Conference – Tell Us What is Important? Complete by Friday, July 6 (Circulate Widely) The 2018 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference will take place on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, … [read more]

June 18, 2018 1:34 PM

Hello All! As part of our ongoing efforts to be informative and share information, I will provide some monthly crime data on my blog. MPD’s dedicated Crime Analysts create this product. We use it to help to identify trends within and across districts, and to help focus resources … [read more]

March 22, 2018 8:21 AM

Hello all, The Beacon is a homeless day shelter and services provider that opened at 615 E Washington Ave on October 16, 2017. Since opening, the Beacon has generated excitement and provided services to hundreds of people every week. The opening of the Beacon has also generated a lot of … [read more]

March 16, 2018 2:36 PM

The below blog is from Central Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) Ken Brown. Ken ably wears many hats in the Central District and is currently our lead liaison at the Beacon and doing lead work in the currently vacant Langdon St Neighborhood Officer position. New beginnings, … [read more]

February 12, 2018 9:19 AM

All, Please see the following results from the 2017 Central District Community Survey. Thanks to all who took the time to complete the survey! Jason /police/blog/documents/2017%20CENTRAL%20Community%20Survey.pdf [read more]

January 29, 2018 8:13 AM

Shift Change 2018 On Sunday, January 28, MPD experienced our shift change--the day when officers officially start their 2018 assignments. Some officers remain in the same role as the year before; others move within a district (different shift or beat); and some leave the district for … [read more]

December 11, 2017 12:53 PM

CPD Problem Solving Initiative 600 University Ave 2017 All, Earlier this year, I blogged about a host of concerns occuring in the area of 600 University Ave. Since that time, there have been a number of incidents, stories, and efforts made to address the myriad of … [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]

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 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]

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]

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