Tag: MPD Policy

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]

April 28, 2015 12:53 PM

Recently, I was at a meeting where a citizen made an inquiry about MPD’s deadly force policy.  Specifically, the question posed was something on the order of “When does your policy of shoot-to-kill take effect?”  It caught me off guard as I have been here since 1983 and the use of this … [read more]

January 12, 2015 11:33 AM

On January 9, 2015, the group known as the Young, Gifted, and Black Coalition sent an "Open Letter to Police Chief Koval" and recipients including Mayor Paul Soglin and City of Madison Alders. While there were many concerns and "demands" that were directed to me, one paragraph stood out … [read more]

December 16, 2014 1:02 PM

As our nation struggles with looking to improve measures taken to provide for greater transparency, accountability, and sensitivity of our police toward the citizens we are sworn to protect and serve, I have been asked what steps are being taken by MPD.  While there is no one-size-fits-all … [read more]

November 17, 2014 9:48 AM

It is well documented that heroin use in the Madison area has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Madison Police officers respond to heroin and other opiate related overdoses and deaths on a frequent basis.   First responders are aware that heroin depresses the central nervous system. This … [read more]

August 28, 2013 3:24 PM

I have received communications in the past 24 hours regarding off-duty Madison Police officers participating in a singing event inside the State Capitol. Some have been supportive, some have not. This seems to be an opportune time to provide insight into the Madison Police Department’s policy … [read more]

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