Tag: Safety

October 21, 2016 2:03 PM

On Saturday, October 29, 2016 we mark the 11th anniversary of the City of Madison's Halloween event otherwise known as "Freakfest". This event has become a tradition in Madison which draws people of all ages to State Street to dress in costume and listen to music.  Freakfest is the biggest … [read more]

October 13, 2016 12:45 PM

There is nothing that piques the attention of a cop (and gets the heart racing) more than hearing an alert tone sounding across all of our communication channels followed by a dispatcher's announcement of "shots fired."  Regrettably, this has become an all-too-familiar refrain for the City … [read more]

December 11, 2015 3:02 PM

In the past several weeks, my office has received some letters from various groups that have raised questions or demanded explanations on a host of topics.  I thought that this blog may provide some insight that could be shared citywide as several of these issues also surface at various … [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]

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]

May 22, 2015 1:07 PM

  UPDATE: See the attached video for the press conference held on 5/22/15 regarding this matter As I draft this blog, a coordinated response of MPD command staff, specialized units (including Violent Crime, Burglary, Gang, Special Investigations, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, … [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]

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]

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