Tag: Community Resources

May 31, 2016 8:46 AM

Guardianship is most effective when it is proactive not just reactive.  When police respond to crimes or crises in the community, the damage in most cases has already been done and our role becomes one of tending to the victims, apprehending suspects, and doing what we can to help put the … [read more]

February 23, 2016 3:43 PM

The Madison Police Department has long enjoyed a reputation as a national leader in progressive policing with an emphasis on problem solving and community engagement.  Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the vibrant relationship building that is taking place in a number of neighborhoods … [read more]

February 19, 2016 9:10 AM

A little over a year ago, I announced the start of a “pilot” program with the creation of two new units of detectives in 2015 – one for violent crimes (VCU) and one for burglary crimes (BCU).  I chose to focus on violent crimes and burglaries in light of their increased frequency and because … [read more]

November 19, 2015 3:07 PM

Like many of you, I often head off to work in the morning taking the dreaded Beltline (if ever there was a more compelling reason to take the bus, this is prima facie proof)!  Since I am typically in the office downtown between 6:30-7:00 a.m., traffic flow is not at gridlock (yet) and I … [read more]

October 20, 2015 3:29 PM

Issues of racial disparity in Dane County have been well-chronicled.  Whether the context be education, economics or the criminal justice system, the sad fact remains that people of color are starkly impacted.  In the near future, an  ad hoc committee convened by the City will … [read more]

October 6, 2015 2:05 PM

The Madison Police Department is pleased to announce it has received a $156,000 federal criminal justice innovation grant to help overcome social divisions, improve trust between police and residents, and reduce crime within Southwest Madison. U.S. Department of Justice funding will enable … [read more]

September 4, 2015 9:22 AM

Have a cell phone you want to sell?  How about a coffee table?  These days it is very common to post items for sale on-line.  We have all heard about scams that have taken place when it comes to selling/buying an item.  While it is true that the majority of “transactions” are … [read more]

September 1, 2015 3:20 PM

At the outset of my remarks, I want to express my empathy for the rigorous challenges facing the Mayor and Common Council as they begin the painful process of budgeting for the City’s needs in 2016 and beyond.  I have taken the time to listen to the Mayor and his Chief Financial Officer as … [read more]

August 17, 2015 8:49 AM

Community Partnership exists as one of the Core Values of the Madison Police Department.  For many years we were incredibly fortunate to partner with Dr. Darren Bean.  Under his direction, the MPD became one of the first police agencies in the country to implement ‘Cardio Cerebral … [read more]

June 11, 2015 10:01 AM

In order for us to achieve our goals of being a trusted, “guardian-based” agency committed to providing qualitative services which are accessible to everyone and administered in a way that constituents feel valued and respected, the foundation for this rests with our ability to recruit and train … [read more]

February 24, 2015 11:30 AM

This week, MPD will be adding a new component to investigations of domestic violence.  Officers have been trained to complete a domestic violence danger assessment questionnaire which will be directed toward victims.  The assessment consists of 15 questions.  Research indicates … [read more]

January 26, 2015 11:38 AM

On May 2nd, 2014, my third day as Chief for the City of Madison, I was finishing up on some work at my beloved training office when I heard the alert tone sound from my desktop scanner.  As cops, we have all experienced that anxious moment wondering if it will be a call assigned to me and … [read more]

September 3, 2014 11:21 AM

Each day, emails are sent out to our Department by the Officer-in-Charge giving a summary of the calls that occurred throughout Madison on each shift.  Unfortunately, it has become rare that we don’t read about a heroin overdose or death on a regular basis.  Heroin addiction is plaguing our … [read more]

July 21, 2014 1:00 PM

An incredibly informative conference and expo is scheduled to take place in Madison in September that our Department wants you to know about!  The 2014 Dane County/Wisconsin State Triad Crime Prevention and Safety Conference and Expo is taking place on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 8am-4pm … [read more]

June 13, 2014 3:04 PM

On June 4th, a longstanding community partner, Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin (Youth Services/YSOSW), hosted an open house showcasing their newly built facility at 2720 Rimrock Rd.  As part of the event, there was a presentation during which Attic Angels donated $125,000 in support of … [read more]

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