Throughout the year the Madison Police Department participates in numerous events not only to bring awareness to important issues but to raise money for them as well. One of these events was our Annual Charity Golf Outing. The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) and Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS) held their 14th Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Meadows of Six Mile Creek in Waunakee on September 13 of this year. This event raised over $12,800 for this year's beneficiary, the Dane County Humane Society.
The Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) serves south central Wisconsin in the areas of animal intake and care, medical services, education, adoption, and outreach. Approximately 7,000 animals pass through DCHS's doors every year including companion animals, exotic species, farm animals, small mammals, and orphaned or injured wildlife. This agency serves as the stray animal holding facility for Dane County and reunites over 1,000 lost pets with their families each year. DCHS is a recognized leader in providing many services including low cost spay/neuter, humane education, adoption services and wildlife rehabilitation.
Since 1999, MPPOA and AMPS, the unions representing commissioned personnel of the City of Madison Police Department, have organized an annual charity golf event to raise money for a variety of local, non-profit charities. The unions could not have made these events possible without the combined effort from the civilian staff of the Madison Police Department, as well.
To date, over $147,000 has been raised for local charities such as:
The Ronald McDonald House
The Law Enforcement Memorial
The Susan G Komen Foundation
UW Children's Hospital
Madison Area Crime Stoppers
Dane County Victim/Witness
Meals on Wheels
Dane County's Crime Response Program
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Dane County Volunteers
The Foundation for Madison's Public School's- High School Athletics Endowment Fund
The Madison Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit
The Wounded Warrior Project
UW Carbone Cancer Center
Dane County Humane Society
The men and women of the Madison Police Department, both commissioned and non-commissioned, are proud to share a strong sense of community here in Madison and recognize the importance of doing their part to support charitable organizations that make a positive difference for the community.