Tag: Chief Koval

October 22, 2018 9:49 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 21, 2018 9:41 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 20, 2018 9:24 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 19, 2018 9:43 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 18, 2018 9:41 AM

“Out of Mollie’s death, there is a hope of saving lives, Chief.” This is a quote from Chris Van Wagner, who has become a community activist on summoning up public discourse and awareness around the perils of addiction, specifically from heroin use. Chris is a prominent attorney in Madison who … [read more]

October 17, 2018 11:17 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 16, 2018 8:55 AM

Over the past several months, this daily blog has increasingly chronicled juveniles engaged in serious, illegal behavior(s). Weapons offenses, stealing cars and operating them recklessly, brazen burglaries, robberies, and sexual assaults are among the litany of crimes that have generated fear … [read more]

October 15, 2018 8:57 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Burglaries (last crime summary information for the month of September) There were 111 reported burglaries in September (2018). In September (2017) there were 79 reports of burglaries, thus we saw a 41% increase last month. Through the … [read more]

October 14, 2018 10:33 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 13, 2018 11:15 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 12, 2018 9:50 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Robberies There were 22 reported robberies in September (2018). In September (2017) there were 11 reports of robberies, thus we saw a 100% increase last month. Through the end of September, our community experienced 186 robberies, which … [read more]

October 11, 2018 10:21 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Theft from Autos There were 88 reports of thefts from autos in September (2018). In September (2017) there were 91 theft from auto reports, thus we saw a 3% decrease last month. Through the end of September, we took 884 reports of theft … [read more]

October 10, 2018 9:05 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Stolen Autos There were 39 reports of stolen autos in September (2018). In September (2017) there were 45 stolen auto reports received, thus we saw a 13.3% decrease last month. Through the end of September, we took 295 reports of stolen … [read more]

October 9, 2018 12:10 PM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Shots Fired There were 13 reported shots fired incidents in September (2018). In September (2017) there were 26 shots fired incidents, thus we saw a 50% decrease last month. Through the end of September, we are aware of 144 shots fired … [read more]

October 8, 2018 10:38 AM

September (2018) crime summary information – Heroin Overdoses There were 15 known overdoses in September (2018). In September (2017) there were 21 overdoses, thus we saw a 28% decrease last month. Through the end of September, we are aware of 226 overdoses, which represents a 39% increase … [read more]

October 7, 2018 9:46 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 6, 2018 10:03 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 5, 2018 8:29 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 4, 2018 8:18 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 3, 2018 9:07 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 2, 2018 9:23 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

October 1, 2018 8:31 AM

Today marks Domestic Violence awareness month. There will be an annual Purple Ribbon Walk (noon at the State Capitol) reminding us that domestic violence can oftentimes result in homicides. In 2016 alone, there were 73 Wisconsin children, women and men who lost their lives from domestic … [read more]

September 30, 2018 12:33 PM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 29, 2018 9:21 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 28, 2018 9:11 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 27, 2018 9:53 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 26, 2018 9:35 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 25, 2018 9:01 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 24, 2018 9:06 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 23, 2018 11:30 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 22, 2018 10:39 AM

On Friday, MPD was made aware of an ICE initiative that resulted in at least six arrests. As I know that this is a source of great fear and trepidation for many in our community, I wanted to remind constituents of MPD's stance. MPD is a department committed to the values of "access" and … [read more]

September 21, 2018 9:19 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 20, 2018 10:14 AM

Yesterday was a tough day for our community and law enforcement. The alert tones over our radios blared and reports of an active shooter in our neighboring community of Middleton came through. Yesterday, today and the days ahead we are thinking of the victims and everyone impacted by this … [read more]

September 19, 2018 9:40 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 18, 2018 9:27 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 17, 2018 2:14 PM

The final data from August (2018) that we have to look at is Theft from Autos (TFAs). In August we received 139 TFA complaints (a 2% increase from August of 2017 where we saw 136). Our community has experienced 771 TFA incidents since the beginning of this year. This represents a 12% … [read more]

September 16, 2018 9:43 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 15, 2018 9:50 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 14, 2018 12:37 PM

For the month of August (2018), there were 116 reported burglaries. When compared to August (2017), where we experienced 83 reported burglaries, we saw a 40% increase this past month. Through the end of August, year-to-date, we have documented 697 reported burglaries in our community. … [read more]

September 13, 2018 9:12 AM

Stolen Auto data from August of 2018 - Our community experienced 41 stolen auto incidents in August (28 have been recovered). This represents a 8.9% decrease from August of 2017, where we had 45 stolen auto reports. This year, we have taken 246 stolen auto complaints (vs. 237 for the same … [read more]

September 12, 2018 9:23 AM

There were 36 known overdoses in August (this matches the record for overdoses per month since this statistic has been tracked; there were also 36 in October of 2017). The overdoses in August represents a 9% increase from August of 2017, where we saw 33 overdoses. So far this year, we have … [read more]

September 11, 2018 9:46 AM

Today……a day we will never forget. Nearly 3,000 people were killed after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon building in Washington D.C., and in a plane crash in Pennsylvania. September 11, 2001 - the day we watched unspeakable acts of evil unfold. … [read more]

September 10, 2018 9:19 AM

We saw a pretty significant increase (72%) of robberies in August. Our community experienced 31 robberies in August, compared to 18 that occurred in August of last year. Through the end of August, our community has received 168 reports of robberies. The average over the past five years has … [read more]

September 9, 2018 11:11 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 8, 2018 9:42 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 7, 2018 8:55 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 6, 2018 9:31 AM

I am not inclined to sound like Chicken Little with echoes of “the sky is falling, the sky is falling!” As proof, each month I have been providing a summary of our year-to-date trajectory on several quality-of-life crimes and other indices and note that we are making positive strides in reducing … [read more]

September 5, 2018 9:07 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 4, 2018 10:14 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 3, 2018 9:15 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 2, 2018 12:05 PM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

September 1, 2018 10:19 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 31, 2018 9:57 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 30, 2018 10:12 AM

On the left is one dose of Heroin and on the right is one lethal dose of Fentanyl. As you can see, it is disturbing that an increasing amount of the heroin being introduced into our market has Fentanyl. Our Department has sounded the alarm early and often with respect to the epidemic levels of … [read more]

August 29, 2018 9:36 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 28, 2018 9:07 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 27, 2018 10:49 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 26, 2018 10:20 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 25, 2018 10:03 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 24, 2018 8:29 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 23, 2018 11:21 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 22, 2018 9:02 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 21, 2018 8:42 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 20, 2018 9:20 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 19, 2018 10:17 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 18, 2018 9:37 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 17, 2018 8:39 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 16, 2018 10:26 AM

The final data that we look at from the month of July is “Theft from Autos”. There was a 21% increase in theft from autos from July, 2017 (156) to July, 2018 (188). Through the end of July, our community has experienced a total of 605 reported theft from auto incidents. When we look at the … [read more]

August 15, 2018 9:03 AM

We saw a decrease (16%) in stolen autos in July (38 stolen auto reports) from July of 2017 (45). When comparing the first seven months of this year to the same timeframe last year, we ended up with a slight increase this year (1.5%) of stolen autos. This year we have received 195 stolen auto … [read more]

August 14, 2018 11:38 AM

Our community saw a 51% increase of burglaries in July (2018) when compared to the month of July, 2017. We ended the month with 119 reported burglaries (79 were reported in July of 2017). We continue to see burglaries occur due to unlocked doors/open garage doors (this MO accounted for 46 of … [read more]

August 13, 2018 11:43 AM

#TOGETHER The Madison Police Department has a proud tradition of attracting, training and enhancing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we serve. MPD Pride is just one example of that diversity. The MPD Pride workgroup is comprised of LGBTQ employees and … [read more]

August 12, 2018 10:03 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 11, 2018 9:22 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 10, 2018 9:01 AM

We saw a significant increase of robberies in July (2018). Our community experienced 31 robberies, which compared to July of 2017 (15), represents a 52% increase. We have seen that most robberies occur on Thursday, Fridays or Mondays and usually between the hours of 9pm-2am. Through the … [read more]

August 9, 2018 11:20 AM

We continued to see a rise in heroin overdoses last month. A 130% increase in fact. There were 30 known overdoses in July (2018) compared to July (2017) when there were 13 known overdoses. Through the end of July (2018), our year-to-date number of reported overdoses is 174; a 59% increase … [read more]

August 8, 2018 8:39 AM

My Criminal Intelligence Section has been busy yet again compiling our monthly stats (July, 2018). Shots Fired is always a hot topic so let's start with reviewing the stat line for the month. There were 11 reported shots fired calls for service in July (2018). In July (2017) we had 25 … [read more]

August 7, 2018 10:00 AM

Guess what today is Madison?! It is National Night Out and we hope your family joins us tonight! Each year, our National Night Out is held at different sites throughout our community. Tonight it is being held at Warner Park from 5pm-8pm. We will make available officers from several … [read more]

August 6, 2018 9:14 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 5, 2018 10:01 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 4, 2018 9:55 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

August 3, 2018 9:42 AM

The City of Madison Police Department employs a range of 58-62 school crossing guards (this number includes both permanent and on-call guards) and currently covers 54 corners throughout the City of Madison. Our crossing guard team is made up of a diverse group of individuals; some are retired, … [read more]

August 2, 2018 10:00 AM

While driving into work on Wednesday morning, I listened to the analysis on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) regarding a robust showdown in Milwaukee regarding a recent influx of motorized rental scooters. Motorized scooters from Bird Rides Inc. arrived in Milwaukee in early June without warning, … [read more]

August 1, 2018 9:52 AM

It has come to our attention that often times we note in our calls for service the necessity for a collaboration/consult with “CPS” (Child Protective Services). This is a county social service agency and we have provided a brief synopsis of their role working often in tandem with police on … [read more]

July 31, 2018 9:30 AM

Our Department’s Honor Guard is made up of approximately twenty-four commissioned personnel, who because of their dedication to law enforcement and our community, volunteer to serve as formal representatives of our agency at law enforcement funerals, special events and other functions approved by … [read more]

July 30, 2018 10:58 AM

Our Burglary Crime Unit (BCU) has a Pawn Program Administrator position assigned to it. What does she do? We have one employee (civilian) who takes on the responsibilities of monitoring the pawn process for the secondhand and scrap/recycling industries in our community. She works with the … [read more]

July 29, 2018 9:46 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 28, 2018 9:41 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 27, 2018 9:15 AM

We employ 23.5 Police Report Typists (PRTs) who provide 24/7/365 coverage to our Department. The unit make-up includes one supervisor, one leadworker, full-time PRTs and hourly (limited hours) PRTs. They serve in an administrative function to our commissioned personnel, as well as ensuring the … [read more]

July 26, 2018 9:37 AM

Our Parking Enforcement unit is comprised of all civilian personal. The unit consists of one supervisor, one lead worker, one field supervisor and twenty-eight parking enforcement officers. Something truly amazing about this group is that nineteen of their staff have over fourteen years of … [read more]

July 25, 2018 10:05 AM

Yesterday, we talked about our K9 partners. Today, let’s learn more about our other four-legged partners – horses! Our Mounted Patrol Unit currently has two full-time officers, four part-time officers and one Sergeant. And you can’t forget about the horses – we currently have six on our roster … [read more]

July 24, 2018 9:31 AM

Our four-legged partners are a big part of the MPD family. We currently have six K9 officers and one K9 Sergeant. Each officer is paired with a specially-trained canine partner. The dogs are trained in various capabilities, including – narcotics detection, building searches, tracking, suspect … [read more]

July 23, 2018 9:02 AM

I barely knew him except for a chance encounter at the Alliant Energy Center earlier this year. I was walking through the Kid’s Expo to do a little community engagement on the weekend. It didn’t take long before coming to the conclusion that my beloved PD was overwhelmingly beaten … [read more]

July 22, 2018 9:45 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 21, 2018 11:09 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 20, 2018 10:07 AM

MPD’s Records Unit is staffed by civilian personnel – one supervisor, two Administrative Clerks and thirteen Clerk Typists. Their responsibilities include: indexing all police reports so they may be later relocated/retrieved; entering all data elements of a case for federal reporting; entering … [read more]

July 19, 2018 10:57 AM

MPD has several units comprised exclusively of civilian staff that help keep our department running day in and day out. Our Court Services Unit is one of these. Made up of ten employees, they are staffed by one Court Services Supervisor, one Administrative Clerk and eight Police Records Service … [read more]

July 18, 2018 12:57 PM

While the MPD is made up of approximately 477 authorized commissioned personnel, we depend on our civilian staff to get us through each day. Whether it be assisting customers on the phones or walk-ins to districts, typing police reports, ensuring our technology systems are up and running, making … [read more]

July 17, 2018 12:04 PM

MPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) is staffed by six detectives. The mission of the SVU is to respond to, and investigate crimes against children. The detectives who work these cases advocate for the victims and offer supportive resources. Our SVU endeavors to work collaboratively with many … [read more]

July 16, 2018 11:08 AM

What is our MPD’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)? This unit is staffed by two detectives and one intelligence officer. This unit uses a focused deterrence model which is an evidence-based policing approach that identifies the most prolific repeat violent offenders in our community. The … [read more]

July 15, 2018 9:52 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 14, 2018 9:18 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 13, 2018 8:58 AM

Now that our June stats on various data has been shared, we can get back to getting to know our Department a bit better. Today – let’s talk about our Criminal Intelligence Section (CIS). Our CIS is staffed by four Intelligence Officers (commissioned police officers), three Crime Analysts … [read more]

July 12, 2018 8:49 AM

In June (2018), we received 87 reports of theft from autos (TFAs); this represents a 37% decrease from June (2017) where we had 137 TFAs. Through the end of June (2018), our community has experienced 393 TFAs (reported) year-to-date. This number reflects a 36% decrease of our average TFAs … [read more]

July 11, 2018 12:45 PM

Our City has experienced 419 reported burglaries through the end of June (2018). Comparing this year to the same timeframe last year, we have seen a 4% decrease in burglaries (435 burglaries: January-June 2017). In June (2018), there were 77 reported burglaries. This is a 10% increase from … [read more]

July 10, 2018 10:17 AM

During the month of June (2018), our city experienced 17 robberies, which represents a 6% increase from June of 2017 (16 robberies). Through the end of June, this year we have taken 100 reports of robberies. When looking at the last 5 years (the first 6-months of the year), the average number … [read more]

July 9, 2018 11:01 AM

Last week, I provided the data on the alarming rise of heroin deaths and overdoses, as well as data on Stolen Autos. Today, we are looking at the crime data on Shots Fired from June (2018). There were 13 reported shots fired calls for service last month. Through the end of June (2018), there … [read more]

July 8, 2018 10:24 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 7, 2018 10:31 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 6, 2018 8:58 AM

Yesterday, we saw an uptick in stolen autos yet again in our City (9 stolen autos in a 24-hour period). We urge everyone to lock their vehicles (whether in a garage, in a driveway, on a street, in a parking lot etc.). Do not leave valuables in plain sight and do NOT store guns in your vehicle. … [read more]

July 5, 2018 9:23 AM

June 2018…..projected to be the WORST MONTH EVER in the City of Madison for heroin deaths and the second worst for overdoses. A sad truth. There were 35 known overdoses in June (2018). In June (2017) there were 9; thus we saw a 289% increase. There were 11 suspected deaths from heroin … [read more]

July 4, 2018 9:48 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 3, 2018 8:35 AM

Let’s get to know the MPD a bit better…….we will start with our Criminal Intake Unit (CIU). What do they do? I will tell you….. The Criminal Intake Unit (CIU) is comprised of four detectives, all of whom have diverse backgrounds and experience in our department. Their primary role is to … [read more]

July 2, 2018 10:19 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

July 1, 2018 11:54 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 30, 2018 9:52 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 29, 2018 11:24 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 28, 2018 10:49 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 27, 2018 10:44 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 26, 2018 9:09 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 25, 2018 9:20 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 24, 2018 10:13 AM

The 2018 Shake the Lake event was very well attended and there were no significant incidents; the fireworks went off as planned. MPD Patrol, SET, Mounted, and other units worked to ensure a safe day for all. MPD worked with MFD, DCSO, and the Madison Mallards on this very successful event. … [read more]

June 23, 2018 10:31 AM

Shake the Lake (2018) occurs today! Here is some information you will need if you wish to attend (or avoid) the event. The event officially starts at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks slated to occur at 10:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Shake the Lake takes place in … [read more]

June 22, 2018 10:22 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 21, 2018 10:53 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 20, 2018 10:12 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Entry into a Locked Vehicle. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury … [read more]

June 19, 2018 11:06 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Criminal Trespass to Dwellings. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into … [read more]

June 18, 2018 10:48 AM

The final data from May (2018) that we have to look at is Theft from Autos (TFAs). Through the end of May, our community experienced 298 reported TFAs. When reviewing the data (for the same timeframe) over the past four years, we see a 36% decrease this year (average of 464 TFAs over the past … [read more]

June 17, 2018 9:44 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 16, 2018 9:23 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 14, 2018 12:23 PM

The focus of our data today from May (2018) is Stolen Autos. In May we received 27 reports of stolen autos. So far, 16 vehicles have been recovered. In May (2017) there were 32 stolen auto reports; thus we saw a 16% decrease last month compared to May of 2017. When looking closer at the 27 … [read more]

June 13, 2018 9:17 AM

Today, the MPD family will be mourning the loss of one of our own, Lieutenant June Groehler. June will be laid to rest following a full honor guard ceremony later today. Our mourning badges have been prominently displayed and will remain worn until sunset on Saturday evening as we also pause to … [read more]

June 12, 2018 12:24 PM

Our community has experienced 326 reported burglaries through the end of May (2018). In 2017, for the same time-frame, we had 365 burglaries. This year, we saw an 11% decrease in burglaries. In May (2018), we had 74 reported burglaries. Comparing these numbers to those in May of 2017, … [read more]

June 11, 2018 9:28 AM

Today, we are going to look at our data/stats on Robberies. During the months of January-May of 2018 we experienced 85 reported robberies in our community. In May (2018) there were 22 reported robberies. The average number of robberies over the past five years (January-May only for … [read more]

June 10, 2018 9:47 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 9, 2018 10:05 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 8, 2018 10:56 AM

Continuing to look at our crime stats/data from May, 2018, today we look at heroin overdoses which sadly saw a major increase. In the month of May, 2018 there were 30 known overdoses. This represents a 76% increase compared to May, 2017, where we were aware of 17 overdoses. There were 5 … [read more]

June 7, 2018 8:56 AM

The crime stats from May, 2018 have come in. Today we will look at where we were at during the month of May for “Shots Fired”. There were 23 reported “shots fired” calls for service in the month of May (2018). In May of 2017, we experienced 21 “shots fired” calls for service; thus we have … [read more]

June 6, 2018 9:02 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Substantial Battery with Intent to Cause Bodily Harm. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read … [read more]

June 5, 2018 10:02 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Carrying a Concealed Weapon. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury … [read more]

June 4, 2018 12:23 PM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Intimidation of a Victim. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury … [read more]

June 3, 2018 12:24 PM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 2, 2018 9:22 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

June 1, 2018 8:57 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on False Imprisonment. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury … [read more]

May 31, 2018 10:12 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Battery. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury deliberations. … [read more]

May 29, 2018 10:29 AM

Today, marks the induction of 41 police recruits into the MPD family. This is the 61st class and the largest in MPD history! Now these candidates will embark upon a rigorous path of training before becoming solo practitioners. The candidates will be sworn in at the Training Center this morning. … [read more]

May 28, 2018 10:37 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 27, 2018 10:23 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 26, 2018 9:38 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 25, 2018 9:15 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Theft. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury deliberations. … [read more]

May 24, 2018 9:50 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Taking and Driving a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent (we refer to this charge as Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Consent of the Owner – OMVWOC). If you were sitting on an empaneled … [read more]

May 23, 2018 11:37 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on First Degree Sexual Assault: Sexual Contact or Intercourse Without Consent Causing Great Bodily Harm. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of … [read more]

May 22, 2018 1:29 PM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Second Degree Sexual Assault: Sexual Contact or Intercourse Without Consent by Use or Threat of Force or Violence. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, … [read more]

May 21, 2018 11:02 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Third Degree Sexual Assault: Sexual Intercourse Without Consent. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge … [read more]

May 20, 2018 9:57 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 19, 2018 11:59 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing … [read more]

May 18, 2018 9:15 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Fourth Degree Sexual Assault: Sexual Contact Without Consent. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge … [read more]

May 17, 2018 2:44 PM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Robbery by the Use or Threat of Force. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going … [read more]

May 16, 2018 10:48 AM

Today, from the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Disorderly Conduct. If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury … [read more]

May 15, 2018 10:16 AM

The last piece of data/crime trends from April 2018 that we will explore is theft from autos (TFAs). From January through the end of April (2018), our community experienced 210 reported TFAs. Comparing the first four months of this year to the first four months from the last 4 years, we have … [read more]

May 14, 2018 12:52 PM

In April of 2018, our department took 25 stolen auto reports. Of these 25 vehicles, 21 have been recovered and 3 suspects have been identified. In April of 2017, there were 20 stolen auto reports; thus this April we saw a 25% increase. What districts are we seeing these stolen autos … [read more]

May 13, 2018 12:45 PM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 12, 2018 9:16 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 11, 2018 9:54 AM

Today, Friday, May 11, 2018, the 28th annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held at noon inside the State Capitol Building. The annual ceremony, honoring and remembering Wisconsin law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, is held in correlation with National … [read more]

May 10, 2018 11:29 AM

The heroin epidemic continues in our community. In the month of April of 2018, there were 18 known overdoses. This reflects a 20% increase from the month of April of 2017 where we were aware of 15. There was one suspected death in April of 2018 from a heroin overdose. Our officers have … [read more]

May 9, 2018 11:00 AM

Last night we held our annual Awards Ceremony to recognize community members and members of our Department for extraordinary and exceptional service they provided in 2017. We had a remarkable turn-out and it was a night to remember! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for photos and more … [read more]

May 8, 2018 12:40 PM

Comparing the month of April of 2017 (30 robberies) to April of 2018 (12 robberies) we saw a 57% decrease city-wide. Looking at the past 5 years, we have averaged 66 robberies during the first four months of the year. This year (2018), we are at 58 reported robberies, a 12% decrease. When … [read more]

May 7, 2018 10:15 AM

The April 2018 crime data is in. Today we will take a look at the shots fired data to see how we are trending. There were 17 reported shots fired calls for service in the month of April, 2018 city-wide. Year-to-date, we have seen 65 shots fired calls for service. For the same … [read more]

May 6, 2018 10:13 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 5, 2018 9:00 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 4, 2018 8:50 AM

Below are a few recognitions that have recently come into our Department, via phone/email, that we are proud to share going into the weekend. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! A community member called us and left a voicemail giving thanks and appreciation for two officers. The … [read more]

May 3, 2018 9:24 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 2, 2018 9:47 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

May 1, 2018 8:42 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 30, 2018 10:55 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 29, 2018 9:26 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 28, 2018 11:23 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 27, 2018 8:32 AM

Good news Friday! :) – below are a few recognitions for our staff that have come in recently from community members that I thought I would share. They are recapped below in the prose contained in emails/letters to our office: We received an email from an individual wishing to thank two … [read more]

April 25, 2018 8:32 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 24, 2018 7:54 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 22, 2018 10:26 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 21, 2018 10:02 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 20, 2018 8:59 AM

“Shots fired” calls, homicides, traffic fatalities, sexual assaults, batteries; all are serious crimes against persons and result in everyone feeling apprehensive and insecure about our collective public safety. Beyond the immediate victims of these offenses, one cannot dispute the “multiplier” … [read more]

April 19, 2018 8:35 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 18, 2018 9:07 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 17, 2018 8:18 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 16, 2018 9:10 AM

At a recent community forum, a constituent related a story where a fairly “benign” call resulted in four cops showing up. I noted that based on the circumstances described, our protocol would normally dictate a two-officer response; however, our field training officers are being paired with … [read more]

April 15, 2018 10:15 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 14, 2018 9:31 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 13, 2018 9:18 AM

The final data we have to share from March, 2018 is “Theft from Autos” – In March, 2018, our department received 67 reports of theft from autos (TFAs); compared to 100 reports of TFAs in March of 2017. We had a 33% decrease in TFAs this year. From January through the end of March this … [read more]

April 12, 2018 9:00 AM

Stolen Auto Data from March, 2018 is as follows – In March, 2018 our community received 23 reports of stolen autos; 18 have been recovered; 9 suspects were identified. In March of 2017, we processed 28 reports of stolen autos. We have had an 18% decrease in stolen autos from March 2017 to … [read more]

April 11, 2018 9:21 AM

March, 2018 Burglary Data – For the month of March, 2018 we received 64 reports of burglaries. In March of 2017, we experienced 77 reported burglaries; thus, we saw a 17% decease. Year-to-date (January-March 2018) our city has had 204 reported burglaries. Last year, for the same … [read more]

April 10, 2018 8:57 AM

Let’s take a closer look at Robberies from the month of March before diving into the calls-for-service. There were 5 reported robberies in the month of March, 2018. In March of 2017, there were 8 robberies; thus we have experienced a 38% decrease in robberies this year. City-wide … [read more]

April 9, 2018 8:39 AM

Today, we continue with our monthly practice of providing you with topical updates from the previous month. We will begin this week’s synthesis of crime trends starting with “Shots Fired” – There were 18 reported shots fired calls in the month of March, 2018. By way of contrast, in March of … [read more]

April 8, 2018 11:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 04/07/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/08/2018, MPD received 419 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

April 7, 2018 9:31 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 04/06/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/07/2018, MPD received 460 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

April 6, 2018 9:00 AM

When growing up, I can recall teasing and bickering with my brother and sister as kids are wont to do. I can also remember jockeying for position with my siblings, vying to be "number one." Expressed and implied competition with each other (and for the favor of our parents) was a part of our … [read more]

April 5, 2018 10:26 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 04/04/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/05/2018, MPD received 479 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

April 4, 2018 9:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 04/03/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/04/2018, MPD received 409 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

April 2, 2018 10:20 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 04/01/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/02/2018, MPD received 204 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

April 1, 2018 10:52 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/31/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/01/2018, MPD received 309 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 31, 2018 9:27 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/30/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/31/2018, MPD received 388 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 30, 2018 8:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/29/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/30/2018, MPD received 392 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 29, 2018 10:37 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/28/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/29/2018, MPD received 390 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 28, 2018 10:26 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/27/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/28/2018, MPD received 382 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 27, 2018 10:13 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/26/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/27/2018, MPD received 387 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 25, 2018 10:50 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/24/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/25/2018, MPD received 333 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 24, 2018 11:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/23/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/24/2018, MPD received 465 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 23, 2018 8:59 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/22/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/23/2018, MPD received 440 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 22, 2018 11:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/21/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/22/2018, MPD received 451 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 21, 2018 9:37 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/20/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/21/2018, MPD received 461 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 20, 2018 10:02 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/19/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/20/2018, MPD received 422 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 19, 2018 10:21 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/18/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/19/2018, MPD received 323 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 18, 2018 11:31 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/17/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/18/2018, MPD received 428 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 17, 2018 9:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/16/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/17/2018, MPD received 498 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 16, 2018 9:31 AM

Today is a special day for five of our community members. They have successfully completed 6 months of drug treatment through our Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) program and will be graduating! We have discussed MARI in previous blogs. As a recap, here is what the program … [read more]

March 15, 2018 11:16 AM

Heroin has been a widespread epidemic throughout the Country and our community has not been immune. In the month of February 2018, there were 18 known overdoses. This number reflects a decrease (18%) from February 2017 where there were 22 known overdoses. In the month of February 2018, … [read more]

March 14, 2018 9:22 AM

Today we are going to take a closer look at shots fired incidents occurring throughout our City. Through March 11, 2018, our City has experienced 35 shots fired incidents. We have identified 12 incidents, out of the 35, where property was damaged. There were also 3 subjects who were struck … [read more]

March 13, 2018 2:02 PM

Unfortunately, stolen autos have been all too frequent in our City. Below are some stats which compare year-to-date to last year’s occurrences. In February 2018 our Department took 27 stolen auto reports; 18 have been recovered. Five (5) suspects have been identified in these various … [read more]

March 12, 2018 10:26 AM

Before we dive into the significant calls from the last 24 hours, here is a snapshot of robberies occurring in our community (year-to-date, through February, 2018). Through the month of February, our City experienced 38 reported robberies. For the first two months (January, February) of … [read more]

March 11, 2018 9:39 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/10/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/11/2018, MPD received 370 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 10, 2018 10:13 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/09/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/10/2018, MPD received 446 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 9, 2018 9:20 AM

As a continuation from yesterday’s blog about trending crime patterns, today’s excerpt will provide information about theft from auto (TFA). Through the month of February, our City experienced 97 reported theft from auto (TFA) incidents. Using a four year history, we typically have an … [read more]

March 8, 2018 9:12 AM

We have begun having our bi-annual forums throughout the city (district by district) in which constituents can come to ask questions, provide feedback, and hear directly from District personnel (as well as from me) about trending items taking place in our community. For dates on upcoming … [read more]

March 7, 2018 8:37 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/06/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/07/2018, MPD received 358 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 6, 2018 9:39 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/05/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/06/2018, MPD received 452 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 4, 2018 10:03 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/03/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/04/2018, MPD received 416 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 3, 2018 8:45 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/02/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/03/2018, MPD received 440 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 2, 2018 10:15 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/01/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/02/2018, MPD received 401 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

March 1, 2018 9:16 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/28/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/01/2018, MPD received 399 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 28, 2018 10:25 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/27/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/28/2018, MPD received 428 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 27, 2018 10:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/26/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/27/2018, MPD received 421 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 26, 2018 8:31 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/25/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/26/2018, MPD received 278 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 25, 2018 10:49 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/24/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/25/2018, MPD received 349 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 24, 2018 9:08 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/23/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/24/2018, MPD received 468 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 23, 2018 8:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/22/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/23/2018, MPD received 426 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 22, 2018 10:08 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/21/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/22/2018, MPD received 395 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 21, 2018 8:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/20/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/21/2018, MPD received 366 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 20, 2018 10:16 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/19/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/20/2018, MPD received 345 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 19, 2018 10:58 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/18/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/19/2018, MPD received 324 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 18, 2018 9:23 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/17/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/18/2018, MPD received 349 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 17, 2018 10:13 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/16/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/17/2018, MPD received 505 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 15, 2018 11:17 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/14/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/15/2018, MPD received 320 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 14, 2018 8:44 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/13/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/14/2018, MPD received 395 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 13, 2018 11:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/12/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/13/2018, MPD received 348 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 12, 2018 8:14 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/11/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/12/2018, MPD received 281 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 11, 2018 10:14 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/10/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/11/2018, MPD received 302 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 10, 2018 8:46 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/09/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/10/2018, MPD received 454 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 9, 2018 8:59 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/08/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/09/2018, MPD received 410 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 8, 2018 9:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/07/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/08/2018, MPD received 452 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 7, 2018 10:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/06/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/07/2018, MPD received 430 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 6, 2018 9:44 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/05/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/06/2018, MPD received 430 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 5, 2018 10:29 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/04/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/05/2018, MPD received 268 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 4, 2018 10:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/03/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/04/2018, MPD received 379 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=white, AA=African American, … [read more]

February 3, 2018 10:00 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/02/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/03/2018, MPD received 416 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. ** Due to call volume and the complexity of the calls, Madison Police Department was on priority calls only city-wide from 12:30 … [read more]

February 2, 2018 8:32 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/01/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/02/2018, MPD received 415 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Crash with Injuries - 6:36 a.m. Officers responded to Raymond Rd/McKenna Blvd for a rollover crash with minor injuries. … [read more]

February 1, 2018 11:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/31/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/01/2018, MPD received 418 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

January 31, 2018 10:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/30/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/31/2018, MPD received 367 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Today marks the release of the MPD’s response to the findings and recommendations from OIR. Interested readers may access our … [read more]

January 30, 2018 9:02 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/29/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/30/2018, MPD received 360 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Stolen Auto - 6:53 a.m. Officers responded to Coho St for a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was left running, unlocked … [read more]

January 29, 2018 9:57 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/28/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/29/2018, MPD received 281 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. **MPD went to priority calls city-wide shortly after 10:00am due to numerous traffic crashes. All units were back in service … [read more]

January 28, 2018 12:05 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/27/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/28/2018, MPD received 341 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. **Priority calls West from 11 p.m. until 12:10 a.m. because of two armed robberies. Priority calls city-wide from 1:30 a.m. to … [read more]

January 27, 2018 9:53 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/26/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/27/2018, MPD received 408 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

January 26, 2018 9:22 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/25/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/26/2018, MPD received 398 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway - 6:35 a.m. Officers responded to Manitowoc Parkway for a missing/runaway juvenile (14 year … [read more]

January 25, 2018 9:44 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/24/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/25/2018, MPD received 407 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Sexual Assault - 8:02 a.m. Officers responded to a convenience store on E. Washington Ave for a report of a sexual … [read more]

January 24, 2018 10:03 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/23/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/24/2018, MPD received 422 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Armed Robbery - 5:49 a.m. Officers responded to the BP Gas Station at 4222 E. Washington Ave for an armed robbery. … [read more]

January 23, 2018 1:06 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/22/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/23/2018, MPD received 345 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Fire Investigation - 10:17 a.m. Officers responded to a business on Schroeder Rd for smoke in the building. Occupants … [read more]

January 22, 2018 11:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/21/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/22/2018, MPD received 229 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance - 11:25 a.m. Officers responded to Waunona Woods Court for a disturbance between siblings (17 … [read more]

January 21, 2018 10:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/20/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/21/2018, MPD received 331 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:39 a.m. Officers responded to the 200 block of N Thompson Dr regarding a domestic disturbance … [read more]

January 20, 2018 8:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/19/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/20/2018, MPD received 328 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Weapons Offense – 7:58 a.m. Shots fired call on 1/18/2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m. At that time, officers did not … [read more]

January 19, 2018 10:47 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/18/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/19/2018, MPD received 342 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) Central: Adult Arrested Person/Graffiti - 12:04am. Officers have been tracking a chronic "tagger" in the Williamson Street … [read more]

January 18, 2018 10:21 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/17/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/18/2018, MPD received 371 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Theft - 6:28 a.m. Officers responded to Balsam Rd where a victim (43 year old WF) reported that a known suspect … [read more]

January 17, 2018 10:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/16/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/17/2018, MPD received 408 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Strong Arm Robbery - 7:13 a.m. Officers responded to a convenience store (Kwik Trip) in the 1600 block of N. … [read more]

January 16, 2018 10:33 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/15/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/16/2018, MPD received 249 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:42 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (61 year old AAM). … [read more]

January 15, 2018 9:53 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/14/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/15/2018, MPD received 258 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:10 a.m. MPD was called to S Thompson Dr reference a 29 year old AAF subject who had a knife and was … [read more]

January 14, 2018 8:09 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/13/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/14/2018, MPD received 313 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. *City, east of the square, was on priority only CFS from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. so all early Central, East and North cars could … [read more]

January 13, 2018 11:48 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/12/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/13/2018, MPD received 383 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:51 a.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of N. Henry Street for a medical … [read more]

January 12, 2018 8:32 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/11/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/12/2018, MPD received 314 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 5:12 a.m. Officers responded to a sexual assault report of a victim (39 year old AAF) by a known … [read more]

January 11, 2018 11:16 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/10/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/11/2018, MPD received 432 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:06 a.m. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Morraine View for a domestic disturbance. … [read more]

January 10, 2018 8:40 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/09/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/10/2018, MPD received 390 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 8:44 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suicidal subject (27 year … [read more]

January 9, 2018 9:17 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/08/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/09/2018, MPD received 339 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Found Person – 6:19 a.m. Officers responded to Northport Dr where a 3 year old child was discovered outside alone. … [read more]

January 8, 2018 12:08 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/07/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/08/2018, MPD received 286 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:10 a.m. An officer was flagged down on Coolidge St where a victim (25 year old WF) reported … [read more]

January 7, 2018 8:42 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/06/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/07/2018, MPD received 296 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Arrested Person/Domestic Disorderly Conduct – 2:16 a.m. MPD officers responded to Jeffy Trl regarding someone screaming … [read more]

January 6, 2018 9:40 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/05/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/06/2018, MPD received 423 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:24 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Gorham St for a domestic disturbance … [read more]

January 5, 2018 10:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/04/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/05/2018, MPD received 368 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:27 a.m. Officers responded to the 4500 block of Verona Rd for a store employee/suspect who … [read more]

January 4, 2018 10:18 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/03/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/04/2018, MPD received 401 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CITY-WIDE: Information – 9:06 a.m. Officers responded to the 2900 block of Todd Dr to check the welfare of a suicidal subject … [read more]

January 3, 2018 9:50 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/02/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/03/2018, MPD received 375 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Stolen Auto – 5:50 a.m. Officers responded to Meadowood Dr for a report of a stolen vehicle that was left unoccupied, … [read more]

January 2, 2018 10:08 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/01/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/02/2018, MPD received 263 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Fire Investigation – 5:11 a.m. Officers responded to a fence on fire on Commercial Avenue. Investigation continuing. … [read more]

January 1, 2018 9:45 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/31/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/01/2018 MPD received 374 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. **Central and South districts went to Priority Calls Only at 1:05 am; at 2:20 am, the entire city was on priority calls. Fourth … [read more]

December 31, 2017 10:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/31/2017, MPD received 337 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Weapons Offense – 9:40 a.m. Officers were initially called to the 5600 block of Raymond Rd reference "someone with a gun … [read more]

December 30, 2017 9:08 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/29/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/30/2017, MPD received 304 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Sexual Assault – 5:52 a.m. MPD was called to 725 S. Gammon (Woodman's) reference a male that had grabbed the buttocks … [read more]

December 29, 2017 10:43 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/28/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/29/2017, MPD received 358 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary - 9:32 am, an MPD Officer was dispatched to 1155 Olin-Turville Ct. (Holiday Light Display at … [read more]

December 28, 2017 9:18 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/27/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/28/2017, MPD received 308 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Death Investigation – 5:05 a.m. MPD was dispatched to Oak Park Place Senior Living Center (719 Jupiter Dr) for a 91 … [read more]

December 27, 2017 9:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/26/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/27/2017, MPD received 272 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:00 a.m. An officer from Fitchburg PD was on Dryden Dr, following up on a different … [read more]

December 26, 2017 8:20 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/25/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/26/2017, MPD received 178 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:51 a.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of N. Thompson Dr for a domestic disturbance … [read more]

December 25, 2017 9:46 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/24/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/25/2017, MPD received 211 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Theft from Auto – 8:21 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the 2600 block of Kendall Ave reference a subject finding several … [read more]

December 24, 2017 9:47 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/23/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/24/2017, MPD received 261 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. **Priority calls only, city-wide, from 11pm to 12:40am. Calls briefly went to normal cycles, however that changed due to a high … [read more]

December 23, 2017 10:33 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/22/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/23/2017, MPD received 299 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. ** Due to call volume, Madison Police Department was forced to go to priority calls only from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. … [read more]

December 22, 2017 8:29 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/21/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/22/2017, MPD received 410 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 8:28 a.m. Officers responded to a group home on the west side to take a juvenile into custody on a … [read more]

December 21, 2017 8:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/20/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/21/2017, MPD received 369 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Death Investigation – 9:11 a.m. Officers responded to an assisted living facility on the west side of town for a … [read more]

December 20, 2017 8:51 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/19/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/20/2017, MPD received 422 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:08 a.m. Officers responded to Treichel St for a disturbance between two subjects (42 year old … [read more]

December 19, 2017 8:14 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/18/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/19/2017, MPD received 346 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:51 a.m. Officers responded to a hotel in the 400 block of W. Johnson St regarding a subject (20 year … [read more]

December 18, 2017 9:07 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/17/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/18/2017, MPD received 244 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:01 a.m. Officers responded to a business on West Towne Way where it was reported that two … [read more]

December 17, 2017 8:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/16/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/17/2017, MPD received 383 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 6:07 a.m. Officers responded to a residence in the 5500 block of Esther Beach Road for report of … [read more]

December 16, 2017 9:12 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/16/2017, MPD received 435 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Damage to Property – 7:41 a.m. Officers responded to Meadowood Drive for a report of multiple vehicles damaged. … [read more]

December 15, 2017 9:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/14/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/15/2017, MPD received 382 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:08 a.m. Officers responded to a convenience store in the 4400 block of E. Buckeye Rd regarding a … [read more]

December 14, 2017 9:50 AM

As a preamble to today’s blog, I wanted to offer some brief comments on the OIR group’s report that is scheduled for public release to the Ad Hoc Committee later this evening. One of MPD’s core values is a commitment to system(s) improvement. No organization should be immune from constantly … [read more]

December 13, 2017 9:38 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/12/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/13/2017, MPD received 415 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 5:56 a.m. Officers responded along with MFD to the 400 block of W. Mifflin St for a sprinkler … [read more]

December 12, 2017 9:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/11/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/12/2017, MPD received 399 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Juvenile Arrest – 6:27 a.m. An officer, while conducting traffic enforcement on Regent St/Spooner for school zone … [read more]

December 11, 2017 8:42 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/10/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/11/2017, MPD received 256 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 6:47 a.m. Officers responded along with MFD to Spaanem Ave for a subject (45 year old WF) who … [read more]

December 10, 2017 9:48 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/09/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/10/2017, MPD received 167 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:18 a.m. An MPD officer observes a vehicle cutting in and out of traffic and attempts to stop the … [read more]

December 9, 2017 9:46 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/08/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/09/2017, MPD received 437 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Check Person – 9:23 a.m. Officers responded to a business parking lot where the caller reported that a subject was … [read more]

December 8, 2017 9:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/07/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/08/2017, MPD received 369 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:08 a.m. Officers responded to Brittany Pl for a disturbance between two subjects (25 year old … [read more]

December 7, 2017 11:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/06/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/07/2017, MPD received 418 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Battery – 8:42 a.m. Officers responded to Kinsman Blvd to contact a victim (19 year old HF) who reported being … [read more]

December 6, 2017 8:43 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/05/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/06/2017, MPD received 395 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Drug Incident Overdose – 4:42 a.m. Officers responded to the 600 block of W. Washington Ave for a subject having an … [read more]

December 5, 2017 10:30 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/04/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/05/2017, MPD received 387 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 6:41 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Wilson St to talk with the complainant (34 … [read more]

December 4, 2017 10:42 AM

Recently, MPD launched a social media campaign in an attempt to bring a greater public awareness to a rising tide of stolen autos and thefts from autos which are occurring in prolific numbers in our community. The name of the campaign is #NightlyLockup. We have been and will continue to send … [read more]

December 3, 2017 10:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/02/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/03/2017, MPD received 371 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. **Central District went to Priority Calls Only beginning at 2:03 a.m. due to a gun call at a parking ramp and fight calls. … [read more]

December 2, 2017 9:33 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/01/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/02/2017, MPD received 495 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:30 a.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop at Seminole and the Beltline for speeding. The … [read more]

December 1, 2017 7:59 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/01/2017, MPD received 370 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Check Person – 10:14 a.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (32 year old WF) on the west … [read more]

November 30, 2017 8:34 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/29/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/30/2017, MPD received 442 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Crash with Injuries – 8:05 a.m. Officers responded to the area of Timber Wolf Tr/Swallowtail Dr for a report of a bus … [read more]

November 29, 2017 8:12 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/28/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/29/2017, MPD received 449 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Drug Incident Overdose – 5:19 a.m. Officers responded to N. Hancock St for a subject (24 year old WM) having an … [read more]

November 28, 2017 7:16 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/27/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/28/2017, MPD received 417 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 9:41 a.m. Officers took a report of stalking/sexual assault of a victim (32 year old WF) by her … [read more]

November 27, 2017 9:03 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/26/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/27/2017, MPD received 315 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Crash with Injuries – 12:16 a.m. Officers responded to the 900 block of S. Park St regarding a motor vehicle v. pole … [read more]

November 26, 2017 10:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/25/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/26/2017, MPD received 337 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person - 9:30 a.m. Officers responded to the area of the Frances St parking ramp for a report of a person … [read more]

November 25, 2017 9:33 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/24/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/25/2017, MPD received 338 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Death Investigation - 8:01 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Jacobs Way reference a reported death. Officers … [read more]

November 24, 2017 9:38 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/23/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/24/2017, MPD received 219 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Attempted Homicide (x2) - 5:34 a.m. **Continuation from yesterday morning’s blog entry** Officers were sent to the 5300 … [read more]

November 23, 2017 7:56 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/22/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/23/2017, MPD received 370 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Aggravated/Substantial Battery - 8:08 a.m. Officers responded to Malibu Dr for a domestic disturbance between two … [read more]

November 22, 2017 9:08 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/21/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/22/2017, MPD received 379 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 9:28 a.m. Officers responded to Park St/Buick St where a juvenile subject (16 year old AAM) … [read more]

November 20, 2017 8:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/19/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/20/2017, MPD received 253 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Death Investigation/Possible Overdose – 6:26 a.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased subject … [read more]

November 19, 2017 9:14 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/18/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/19/2017, MPD received 255 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Arrested Person - 8:42 a.m. Plainclothes officers observed a subject selling UW Football tickets at the Monroe … [read more]

November 18, 2017 9:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/17/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/18/2017, MPD received 467 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Check Person – 6:29 a.m. Officers responded to the west side to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (52 year old … [read more]

November 17, 2017 8:39 AM

Recent reports of high-profile cases of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment have drawn national attention to a very important issue. Many survivors of harassment, abuse, and assault have only reluctantly come forward after many years of silence. In 2015 the Madison Police … [read more]

November 16, 2017 10:44 AM

Like many of you, I was eager to hear from the OIR group this week, as they provided a preview of their final report. Over the last year, MPD staff have dedicated hundreds of hours to working with OIR, and have provided thousands of pages of documents. We have been completely open and … [read more]

November 15, 2017 11:06 AM

From 5:30am on 11/14/2017 through 5:30am on 11/15/2017, MPD received 448 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Conveyance/Mental Health - 11/13 at 7:08pm. A subject (27yo WM) who suffers from numerous mental health disorders ran from his … [read more]

November 14, 2017 1:44 PM

I have to apologize for the late posting of calls today. I got home at 3:30am last night (no, Mom, I was not out carousing at the bars :) ) and at my age, anything over midnight is pushing my limits. Together with the Mayor's Office, alders, city staff, members of the public, and media, the … [read more]

November 13, 2017 11:29 AM

Tonight, the Common Council will begin consideration of Madison’s 2018 budget. Several amendments implicate MPD’s budget, and MPD staffing in particular. Since I became Chief, I have been consistent in my belief that MPD’s staffing needs to increase if we are to continue to provide the level of … [read more]

November 12, 2017 9:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/11/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/12/2017, MPD received 423 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Disturbance - 9:18 a.m. Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Pinewood Ct reference a disturbance. Caller … [read more]

November 11, 2017 8:52 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/10/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/11/2017, MPD received 491 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:36 a.m. Officers responded to S. Pleasant View Rd/Mid Town Rd for a report of a vehicle … [read more]

November 10, 2017 9:25 AM

Tomorrow (Saturday, 11/11) is Veteran’s Day. This is a time for us to collectively pause and acknowledge those men and women who selflessly serve(d), protecting and defending our nation and our freedom. There will be a ceremony held in the Capitol rotunda at 10 am that I plan on attending and I … [read more]

November 9, 2017 9:54 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/08/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/09/2017, MPD received 463 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:57 a.m. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Northport Dr. for a domestic disturbance … [read more]

November 8, 2017 11:05 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/07/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/08/2017, MPD received 412 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Residential Burglary – 6:07 a.m. Officers responded to Woodglen Trail for a report of a residential burglary. Access … [read more]

November 7, 2017 9:59 AM

Today's preamble to the blog will be a well-deserved "shout out" of recognition to University of Wisconsin Law Professor (Emeritus) Herman Goldstein. It was recently announced that Goldstein is the 2018 winner of the Stockholm prize in criminology. The Stockholm prize celebrates Professor … [read more]

November 6, 2017 8:26 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/05/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/06/2017, MPD received 310 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:15 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance at Mifflin St/Blount St between two subjects (49 year … [read more]

November 5, 2017 8:43 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/04/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/05/2017, MPD received 357 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Check Person – 9:37 a.m. MPD was dispatched to an address on far West side to check the welfare of an 11 year old boy. … [read more]

November 4, 2017 9:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/03/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/04/2017, MPD received 467 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:14 a.m. Officers responded to Aberg Avenue reference an anonymous call about a domestic … [read more]

November 3, 2017 8:52 AM

When city ordinance 12.325 (Entering or Staying Upon Highways Restricted) became effective on April 10th of this year, various conditions were put in place allowing for notice, education, outreach, and compliance. Additionally, MPD was instructed to work with the City Attorney’s Office in … [read more]

November 1, 2017 9:44 AM

As I move about in the community, I am often stopped and thanked for the good work(s) our officers are doing, particularly in light of what people read from the various snippets of calls that are referenced on a daily basis in the blog. Long-time Madison constituents are amazed at some … [read more]

October 31, 2017 8:45 AM

Today’s preamble to the blog consists of a summary synthesized by Sergeant R. J. Lurquin, a member of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, who is part of the Dane County Narcotics Task Force (DCNTF). The Task Force is comprised of the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, … [read more]

October 30, 2017 9:27 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/29/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/30/2017, MPD received 316 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 4:46 a.m. Officers responded to a motel in the 1600 block of the W. Beltline Hwy for an … [read more]

October 29, 2017 10:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/28/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/29/2017, MPD received 425 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Assist Fire - 10:11 a.m. Officers responded to reports of a dumpster fire behind an address in the Vera Ct area. … [read more]

October 28, 2017 10:10 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/27/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/28/2017, MPD received 466 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Arson – 8:44 a.m. A caller (21 year old WF) reported finding charred paper towel in the gas receptacle area of her … [read more]

October 25, 2017 8:42 AM

Today’s preamble will be a dedicated/empathetic prayer for success directed toward our thirty-two recruits who are taking “mid-term” exams at the MPD Academy today! :) These recruits have been toiling away learning a wide range of subject areas but the MOST important class they have to focus on, … [read more]

October 24, 2017 9:21 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/23/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/24/2017, MPD received 406 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Disorderly Conduct – 6:26 a.m. Officers responded to a Ho Chunk on Evan Acres Road for a suspect (33 year old AAM) who … [read more]

October 23, 2017 8:42 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/22/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/23/2017, MPD received 295 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 5:38 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm at a business located in the 100 block of Junction … [read more]

October 22, 2017 10:40 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/21/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/22/2017, MPD received 484 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Disturbance - 4:20 a.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of Langdon St reference a reported disturbance. The … [read more]

October 21, 2017 9:44 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/20/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/21/2017, MPD received 556 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Check Person – 7:29 a.m. Officers responded to the 6000 block of Manufacturers Drive for a subject (32 year old WM) … [read more]

October 20, 2017 9:00 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/19/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/20/2017, MPD received 468 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 10:15 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a local hospital to transport a subject (22 year … [read more]

October 19, 2017 12:26 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/18/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/19/2017, MPD received 492 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Death Investigation – 9:09 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on the east side of Madison for a deceased subject … [read more]

October 18, 2017 9:05 AM

When the news cycle seems to be dominated by discussions of the appropriateness of “taking a knee,” (As a constitutional officer of the court, I pledged to protect and defend constitutional rights and freedoms so the recent diatribes from all directions on this issue is moot; although I also have … [read more]

October 17, 2017 9:27 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/16/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/17/2017, MPD received 474 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Assist Citizen – 8:20 a.m. Officers responded to the intersection of University Ave/University Bay Drive where a … [read more]

October 16, 2017 9:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/16/2017, MPD received 335 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

October 15, 2017 11:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/14/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/15/2017, MPD received 429 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Burglary Non-Residential -- 6:44 a.m. Officers responded to the 800 block of S Park St for a report of a burglary in a … [read more]

October 14, 2017 10:23 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/13/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/14/2017, MPD received 455 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:36 a.m. Officers responded to a business in the 600 block of University Avenue where a … [read more]

October 13, 2017 9:48 AM

Prior to launching into a snapshot of the past 24 hours of calls for MPD, I want to take a moment to call attention to a neglected area of awareness for our motoring public. Some will recall that on September 5th, a 57-year-old Madison man---who is blind—and his service dog were struck by a … [read more]

October 12, 2017 9:17 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/11/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/12/2017, MPD received 447 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 7:38 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance at a business in the 100 block of State Street where … [read more]

October 11, 2017 9:22 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/10/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/11/2017, MPD received 439 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:24 a.m. Officers responded to Welton Drive for a report of a stolen vehicle. Vehicle entered as stolen … [read more]

October 10, 2017 12:47 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/09/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/10/2017, MPD received 336 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

October 9, 2017 10:10 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/08/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/09/2017, MPD received 348 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

October 8, 2017 11:42 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/07/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/08/2017, MPD received 406 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Accident Hit and Run – 10:10 a.m. MPD was called to an accident (car vs building) at the BP Station located at 3510 … [read more]

October 7, 2017 10:56 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/06/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/07/2017, MPD received 456 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Suspicious Person – 8:22 a.m. Officers responded to an elementary school on Concord Avenue reference a student reporting … [read more]

October 6, 2017 10:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/05/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/06/2017, MPD received 444 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Check Person – 8:14 a.m. Officers responded to Blossom Lane to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (63 year old … [read more]

October 5, 2017 9:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/04/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/05/2017, MPD received 422 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:46 a.m. Officers responded to the 1600 block of Wright Street for a domestic disturbance … [read more]

October 4, 2017 10:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/03/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/04/2017, MPD received 488 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

October 3, 2017 8:46 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/02/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/03/2017, MPD received 470 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Check Person – 5:11 a.m. Officers responded to S. Carroll Street (City County Building) to check the welfare of … [read more]

October 2, 2017 9:12 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/01/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/02/2017, MPD received 372 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Check Property – 6:57 a.m. Officers responded to a business in the 200 block of State Street for a possible … [read more]

October 1, 2017 9:51 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/01/2017, MPD received 484 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired - 6:30 a.m. Multiple callers reporting 40-50 gunshots possibly coming from the area of … [read more]

September 30, 2017 9:59 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/29/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/30/2017, MPD received 520 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Search Warrant Executed – 5:19 a.m. Special Crimes Unit (SCU) investigating a sexual assault of a child executed a … [read more]

September 29, 2017 10:53 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/28/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/29/2017, MPD received 450 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 28, 2017 9:00 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/27/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/28/2017, MPD received 440 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 27, 2017 8:52 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/26/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/27/2017, MPD received 454 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 26, 2017 11:45 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/25/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/26/2017, MPD received 426 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 25, 2017 10:57 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/24/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/25/2017, MPD received 345 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 24, 2017 9:52 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/23/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/24/2017, MPD received ­­­­439 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Disturbance - 5:53 a.m. Officers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence on the 6600 block of Annestown … [read more]

September 23, 2017 10:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/22/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/23/2017, MPD received 558 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 22, 2017 9:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/21/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/22/2017, MPD received 479 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 8:40 a.m. Officers responded to the 5100 block of Pflaum Road to assist MFD with securing the … [read more]

September 21, 2017 9:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/20/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/21/2017, MPD received 521 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 20, 2017 9:09 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/19/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/20/2017, MPD received 464 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 19, 2017 9:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/18/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/19/2017, MPD received 422 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 7:23 a.m. Officers responded to the area of E. Washington Ave/Fair Oaks Ave for a suspicious … [read more]

September 18, 2017 9:02 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/17/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/18/2017, MPD received 239 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Disturbance – 8:25 a.m. Officers responded to a parking lot on Kennedy Heights after a caller reported observing … [read more]

September 17, 2017 10:09 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/16/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/17/2017, MPD received 330 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. *It should be noted that the number of calls for service was down due to the fact that MPD was compelled to go to "Priority Calls … [read more]

September 16, 2017 9:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/16/2017, MPD received 538 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Strong Arm Robbery – 3:34 a.m. Officers responded to the 3700 block of Hillcrest Drive for a subject/victim (21 year … [read more]

September 15, 2017 9:08 AM

Started my day at the Academy yesterday and it was strangely quiet given the fact that we have 32 new recruits and their collective voices could not be heard. I peeked my head into their classroom and saw the reminder notes about the gear requirements for the off-site training venue known as … [read more]

September 14, 2017 10:45 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/13/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/14/2017, MPD received 454 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:50 a.m. Officers responded to an anonymous tip regarding a student in possession of a weapon at a … [read more]

September 12, 2017 1:01 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/11/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/12/2017, MPD received 439 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Burglary Non-Residential – 7:23 a.m. Officers responded to the 600 block of Post Road where multiple burglaries were … [read more]

September 11, 2017 9:01 AM

They come from far and wide: Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, East Lansing, Madison, and Dickeyville. Proficiencies in language include Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Hmong and American Sign. Life experiences are vast: social worker, cops, librarian, teacher, intelligence specialist, fitness … [read more]

September 10, 2017 8:59 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/09/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/10/2017, MPD received ­­­­465 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person - 4:09 a.m. Officers responded to a building under construction in the 400 block of … [read more]

September 9, 2017 10:00 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/08/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/09/2017, MPD received 488 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Intoxicated Person – 7:01 a.m. Officers responded to Arizona Circle where an intoxicated subject (34 year old WM) … [read more]

September 8, 2017 10:40 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/07/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/08/2017, MPD received 420 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Burglary/Check Property – 6:22 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of Grand Canyon Drive for a reported burglary … [read more]

September 7, 2017 1:49 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/06/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/07/2017, MPD received 476 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Battery – 5:55 a.m. Officers responded to Wheeler Road for a report of a battery by a suspect (19 year old AAF) … [read more]

September 6, 2017 11:32 AM

As a preamble to today's blog of significant calls, I thought I would provide a brief review of our violence response initiative which started back in early August and tapered off before the Labor Day weekend. The Department engaged in an extensive problem solving initiative that was in … [read more]

September 5, 2017 10:28 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/04/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/05/2017, MPD received 363 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

September 4, 2017 10:10 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/03/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/04/2017, MPD received 384 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Disturbance – 6:14 a.m. Suspect (31 year old AAM) and victim (31 year old AAF) had been out together and returned to … [read more]

September 3, 2017 9:43 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/02/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/03/2017, MPD received ­­438 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Check Person – 6:23 a.m. Alert tone sounded and MPD as dispatched to the 2500 block of Brentwood Parkway. Caller … [read more]

September 2, 2017 8:10 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/01/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/02/2017, MPD received 497 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Disturbance – 10:15 a.m. Officers responded to the 4800 block of Hayes Road reference two adults fighting … [read more]

September 1, 2017 10:30 AM

Today marks the first operational kickoff to MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative). As we have seen, opiate addiction—particularly to heroin—has become a nationwide public health epidemic. Since 2013, Madison has had a 266% increase in heroin overdoses! And while the over-the-counter … [read more]

August 31, 2017 10:34 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/31/2017, MPD received 454 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

August 30, 2017 9:06 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/29/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/30/2017, MPD received 498 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Armed Robbery – 6:21 a.m. Officers responded to the 3200 block of E. Washington Ave for a reported armed robbery. The … [read more]

August 29, 2017 9:20 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/28/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/29/2017, MPD received 461 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 7:34 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Wilson Street reference a domestic … [read more]

August 28, 2017 10:40 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/27/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/28/2017, MPD received ­­­­374 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH- Drug Incident - 8:53am. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Northport Dr with EMS for a report of a medical … [read more]

August 27, 2017 10:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/26/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/27/2017, MPD received ­­­­375 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Fight - 7:35 a.m. Officers responded to Westbrook Cir for a caller's report of a fight occurring in the street. … [read more]

August 26, 2017 8:41 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/25/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/26/2017, MPD received 494 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:47 a.m. At approximately 9:20 p.m., a 26 year old WM entered the bathroom of the BP on … [read more]

August 25, 2017 1:26 PM

Tonight we will celebrate another successful graduation of 24 students from our Latino Youth Academy (LYA). Two weeks ago, we completed commencement exercises for 24 students from our Black Youth Academy (BYA). The graduation starts with a dinner for graduates and their family followed by an … [read more]

August 24, 2017 8:37 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/23/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/24/2017, MPD received 535 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 11:41 a.m. Officers responded to the 600 block of N. Carroll Street reference a suicidal … [read more]

August 23, 2017 8:45 AM

Yesterday, I spent a part of my day discussing one of our unsolved homicides with one of our Detective-Sergeant’s assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU). Tuesday (8/22) marked the anniversary of the homicide death of a 65-year-old victim, George L. Thomas. Thomas, a father of three, … [read more]

August 22, 2017 9:12 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/21/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/22/2017, MPD received 485 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Due to calls for service on 8/21, we had to go to priority calls only citywide from 11:15am-12:45pm. Our North District … [read more]

August 21, 2017 9:22 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/20/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/21/2017, MPD received 386 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Found Person - 6:18am. Officers responded to Ritz Dr regarding a caller standing by with a subject (WM, 3yo) he had … [read more]

August 20, 2017 10:26 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/19/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/20/2017, MPD received ­­­­350 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Missing Juvenile - 8:16 a.m. Complainant/mother responded to the West District station to report her 16 year old … [read more]

August 19, 2017 10:58 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/18/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/19/2017, MPD received 518 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Property Found – 8:56 a.m. Officers responded to Adobe Way regarding found property. The caller discovered several … [read more]

August 18, 2017 9:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/17/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/18/2017, MPD received 515 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 9:24 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a single vehicle roll-over crash on … [read more]

August 17, 2017 9:15 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/16/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/17/2017, MPD received 490 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

August 16, 2017 8:50 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/16/2017, MPD received 496 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

August 15, 2017 8:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/14/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/15/2017, MPD received 497 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 7:39 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Warner Lane for a burglary. Victim (44 year old MW) … [read more]

August 14, 2017 9:38 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/13/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/14/2017, MPD received 369 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Disorderly Conduct – 6:15 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of Camden Road for a reported disturbance. … [read more]

August 13, 2017 10:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/12/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/13/2017, MPD received 450 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:44 a.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of Olin Avenue. Complainant advised that her … [read more]

August 12, 2017 12:02 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/11/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/12/2017, MPD received 499 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) WEST: Accident Hit and Run – 7:59 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of Mineral Point Rd/South Point Rd … [read more]

August 11, 2017 10:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/10/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/11/2017, MPD received 494 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 2:15 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of University Ave/Forest St reference … [read more]

August 10, 2017 8:40 AM

During the past several weeks, we have been witness to sobering incidents involving individuals using guns for everything from “sending a message,” to damaging property, to causing bodily injury to people---including homicides. The rhyme or reasons for this rash of incidents defy logic, are … [read more]

August 9, 2017 8:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/08/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/09/2017, MPD received 462 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity. For example, when individuals are taken for an … [read more]

August 8, 2017 8:44 AM

Today’s preamble to the daily snapshot of significant calls consists of an open invitation to our constituents to come out to MPD’s National Night Out program this Thursday night! Our program is staged on the City’s south side at Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Drive) and runs from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. … [read more]

August 7, 2017 10:37 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/06/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/07/2017, MPD received 314 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:09 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Pinecrest Drive for a domestic … [read more]

August 6, 2017 9:44 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/05/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/06/2017, MPD received 434 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) CENTRAL: Battery – 8:38 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the intersection of N. Frances Street and University Avenue for … [read more]

August 5, 2017 10:53 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/04/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/05/2017, MPD received 490 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:50 a.m. - Gas main was damaged in the 3300 block of Latham. MFD and MG&E requested assistance … [read more]

August 4, 2017 11:00 AM

Before getting into yesterday's "snapshot" of significant calls, I wanted to share with you a recent exercise that was shared with me by one of our CORE Officers (Police Officer Lore Vang). CORE is a grant-funded outreach effort by MPD as we attempt to work with our youth--particularly middle … [read more]

August 3, 2017 10:34 AM

As a preamble to today’s blog, I want to express two words: “hope” and “unity.” I am greatly encouraged by the collective outpouring of sentiments and actions that reflect our disdain for those who are attempting to lay siege to our community by their selfish, impulsive, reckless, and ruthless … [read more]

August 2, 2017 9:50 AM

From 5:30am on 08/01/2017 through 5:30am on 08/02/2017, MPD received 500 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 1) NORTH: Overdose - 6:42am. Officers were sent to the 2600 block of Coolidge St. for a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) subject. Upon … [read more]

August 1, 2017 10:08 AM

Last night, I attended a West District community safety meeting. Hosted by the West command staff, invited guests in attendance included a number of alders (Alders Phair, King, Clear, Martin, and Skidmore) as well as representatives of various Westside neighborhood associations and neighborhood … [read more]

July 31, 2017 11:12 AM

Starting today, my blog will undergo some changes. While I will still provide occasional commentary on issues that I feel inclined to address, there will be a daily "snapshot" of some significant calls which have occurred from the previous day (starting at 5am) through 5am on the day of the … [read more]

July 27, 2017 1:09 PM

As we are in the midst of some of the worst gun violence our City has ever experienced, my thoughts turn to victims. We are all anxious and concerned about the brazen acts occurring citywide ("shots fired" calls are up 63% over last year's figure/year-to-date). But innocent people have also been … [read more]

May 22, 2017 9:33 AM

In this week’s blog, I want to give props to Madison Memorial High School (not an easy feat for a proud graduate of Madison West)! Late last fall, a team led by Principal Jay Affeldt and staff members Robin Amado, Cara Fitzgerald, Kristin Voss, and Leslie Mitchell hatched an idea that showed … [read more]

April 25, 2017 3:20 PM

In today’s blog, I am providing an excerpt of an email that was sent to the Mayor and all alders regarding a rash of violent crimes that occurred on the night of Monday, April 24th. I have been attempting to sound the alarm of the progressively disturbing trends we are experiencing with guns, … [read more]

April 17, 2017 9:38 AM

As someone married to a Madison Metropolitan School District teacher, I can tell you that BOTH students and staff have begun the countdown to summer vacation! And given all of the together/"quality" time that some of our families have spent (endured?) during the various spring breaks that cycle … [read more]

March 23, 2017 11:44 AM

During a recent week of viewing briefing notes, I had to pause to consider the modern-era challenges confronting our MPD officers. On a regular basis, my officers are investigating child sexual assaults, substantial crimes against persons, and “shots fired” incidents; responding to overdoses; … [read more]

March 1, 2017 1:27 PM

Recently, one of our officers shared an email with me that was directed to members of the Homeless Services Consortium, a group comprised of volunteers, formerly homeless, some not-for-profits, and some alders. The forwarded email referenced the recently passed traffic safety ordinance … [read more]

February 24, 2017 1:58 PM

First things first. As we approach the anniversary of Tony Robinson’s death (3/6), I must again express my condolences to the Robinson’s, their family, and their friends. No amount of money can assuage their grief and loss. As a father of two adult sons, I cannot even fathom what it would be … [read more]

February 20, 2017 12:30 PM

It has often been said that being a police officer is like having a ringside seat on the entire spectrum of the human condition. When I appear at neighborhood forums or recruits ask you to talk about calls we’ve been on, you never have to embellish or make stuff up. . .life is truer than … [read more]

January 30, 2017 1:52 PM

As Chief, I am frequently contacted with suggestions from those who want to influence MPD policies and procedures; suggestions for new initiatives and calls for the dismantling of current protocols. These come to me through concerted letter writing campaigns, coordinated emails, community … [read more]

January 23, 2017 10:29 AM

And among the chorus of chants being heard from upwards of 75,000++ people who rallied from the Library Mall, down State Street, and up to the overflowing grounds of the State Capital last Saturday was: “This is what democracy looks like!” Indeed! Madison has much to be proud of when … [read more]

December 21, 2016 3:25 PM

In light of recent national scrutiny of police practices, community members in some cities have questioned the type, quality, and emphasis of training provided to their local agencies. Citizens have questioned whether their local department embraces community interests. We agree that citizens … [read more]

December 15, 2016 9:14 AM

As part of the thirty hours of cultural competency training, this year's Recruit class read the book "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America" by Roberto G. Gonzales. This ethnography recounts some of Gonzales's findings from a twelve-year study of 150 undocumented young adults … [read more]

December 2, 2016 1:05 PM

In October, The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report examining the barriers and promising practices in recruitment, hiring and retention of officers in the advancing of law enforcement diversity. The DOJ and EEOC engaged with … [read more]

November 16, 2016 2:46 PM

Recently, all of our commissioned personnel completed an eight hour in-service dedicated exclusively to the topic of de-escalation. This was both a reaffirmation of fundamental training precepts that have been taught for decades as well as an opportunity to codify and share these methods with … [read more]

October 31, 2016 12:57 PM

The City is drawing close to assembling and finalizing a budget for 2017. Soon, the Common Council and Mayor will grapple with the compelling needs of our community; trying to create a template in which the immediate concerns of today are balanced with an eye toward anticipated priorities that … [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 of … [read more]

September 1, 2016 11:09 AM

Video Message from Chief Koval: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsPyhqFqNK0&feature=youtu.be The Dane County Sheriff's review is now complete and has concluded that, "based on the totality of the circumstances confronting each officer at the time force was used, the actions of [the … [read more]

August 24, 2016 2:16 PM

Each year, the Madison Police Department offers an internship program; the vast majority of students flock to our summer openings. Typically, we have 40-60 students competing for an average of 20 unpaid internship positions. The work placements for the internships vary but students have been … [read more]

August 15, 2016 12:50 PM

After serving our community for 32 years, my classmate Joe Balles, retired from MPD last January. Captain Joe Balles was the venerable face of MPD in a variety of contexts but none more memorable than as the leader of the South Police District. And while Joe may have officially “retired” from … [read more]

July 26, 2016 1:39 PM

From time to time, I have yielded my blog to have someone from the Department weigh in on a topical issue or upcoming event. This week's offering comes as a result of a recent Common Council meeting in which alders heard from constituents on a symbolic petition drive drafted in support of the … [read more]

July 8, 2016 3:28 PM

This was a hard week for everyone. Nationwide coverage of visually graphic officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. The tragedy of seeing events unfolding in Dallas where twelve officers are shot; five dead and at least three are in critical condition. It seems as though we are … [read more]

June 20, 2016 9:17 AM

Shake the Lake June 25, 2016 (Rain date June 26, 2016) Shake the Lake's inaugural year was 2015, and approximately 70,000 attended this spectacular event. This year, 90,000 are expected to partake in the afternoon/evening of music, food, activities and fun. New for this year are a second … [read more]

June 15, 2016 1:18 PM

I want to take this opportunity to put some closure on days leading up to and concluding with the meeting of the Common Council on 6/7. Whenever a topic has a nexus to the Madison Police Department or there are issues that are affecting the morale of our workforce, one can expect that I will … [read more]

June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The world sees yet another example of mass murder in the United States. This time the venue is Orlando, Florida, and the numbers are staggering. With already at least 50 counted among the dead and many more wounded, this incident has resulted in yet another perverse "record" being set. Whether … [read more]

June 5, 2016 7:26 PM

This week, the City of Madison Common Council will be voting on a resolution to authorize another $350,000 (in addition to the original $50,000) to study the City of Madison Police Department's policies/procedures/practices/training/culture and anything else that can be thrown in for good … [read more]

May 20, 2016 3:31 PM

In the past few days, there have been a number of questions posed to me or staff regarding a request for “forty” more officers in the next operating budget cycle! No such request has been made (nor will it for 2017). As best as I can deduce, this number was seized upon and taken out of context … [read more]

May 9, 2016 10:08 AM

This week’s blog will begin with a story. I will not be making any references as to when it occurred, which store was involved, which mall, or name any of the various affected parties of interest. It’s not the particulars of this specific case that matters so much; it is the teachable moment … [read more]

May 4, 2016 8:33 AM

This past week was tough sledding for most of us at MPD. In addition to the “usual” calls that illuminate the human condition at the worst moments, our world turns upside down and sideways when the victims are children. One two-year old murdered, one six month old baby was admitted to a local … [read more]

April 25, 2016 9:00 AM

This coming weekend marks yet another rite of spring . . .the annual passage that I refer to in a whisper (and certainly not for public proclamation) as the dreaded “M” word . . .(Mifflin). This “block” party has longstanding roots dating back to the anti-war protests of 1969. Historically, the … [read more]

April 19, 2016 9:13 AM

This past Friday marked the conclusion of two weeks worth of interviewing applicants who are competing to be a part of MPD's fall pre-service class. The finalists have survived a gauntlet of assessments including written testing, take-home essays, timed essays, physical agility standards, oral … [read more]

April 1, 2016 11:32 AM

During a recently completed series of neighborhood forums, a few people inquired about the challenges of maintaining “quality and control assurance” measures with a work force of over 600 employees, spread out over five separate shifts, covering approximately 90 square miles in five districts? … [read more]

March 21, 2016 9:43 AM

What is the Citizen Academy? The Madison Police Department's Citizen Academy is a program that is designed to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the values, goals, and operations of the City of Madison Police Department. The objective of the Academy is to improve the … [read more]

March 15, 2016 8:24 AM

With his recent visit to Madison, the 14th Dalai Lama spoke again to a packed theater at the Overture Center. His message was at once simple and profound: World peace is developed from inner peace, and the foundation for both is love. To best serve as guardians of democracy, police must be more … [read more]

March 8, 2016 8:51 AM

When people ask me for a "forecast" on the future of our City with respect to public safety, I can't help but discuss issues of poverty. The growing divide is becoming more pronounced between the "have's" and the "have not's." While it is true that Madison continues to notch more accolades in … [read more]

February 26, 2016 3:25 PM

The Madison Police Department’s 23 newest recruit officers will be hitting the streets in early March. These women and men have completed close to 900 hours of training, conducted over the last five months, prior to field training (the State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board requires … [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]

February 5, 2016 2:13 PM

One of the things that I relish doing as Chief is spending time with our recruits at the Training Center. Having spent seventeen years with the Personnel and Training Team, I can certainly attest to the fact that these aspiring police officers come to us filled with resolve and hope, emphatic in … [read more]

January 28, 2016 8:56 AM

Since becoming Chief in April of 2014, I am literally tethered to my cell phone, 24-7. While I have a great team that can negotiate and resolve virtually everything and anything that comes our way, my management style (Management by Walking Around/MBWA) is such that I want to stay plugged in to … [read more]

January 21, 2016 9:34 AM

In the wake of public demonstrations and protests over police use of force, President Obama created a Task Force of police practitioners and academics to address increasing tensions between local law enforcement and the communities they serve. In March 2015, The President’s Task Force on 21st … [read more]

January 8, 2016 8:57 AM

With the new year upon us comes the inevitable ritual where we consider “resolutions” to strive for in 2016. Both at work as well as at home, I am bombarded by those who are thrusting THEIR suggestions on ME for 2016, to include nonsense such as cutting down on my consumption of Kickstart(s) … [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 community … [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 often … [read more]

November 12, 2015 3:02 PM

I have just concluded another round of citywide community forums. By going to all of the various Districts and bringing the host command staff with me to address concerns unique and specific to that District, we have continued our commitment for face-to-face engagement. The only "ground rules" … [read more]

October 27, 2015 2:30 PM

MPD was honored to host Bryan Stevenson who spoke to our recruit class on Monday, October 26. Stevenson is a New York Times Bestselling author of Just Mercy, a book which also won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Stevenson was in Madison to accept the "Distinguished Achievement" … [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 examine our … [read more]

September 24, 2015 3:29 PM

Since my last blog on the subject of Midtown, I have been heartened by the incredible outpouring of support that we have received for this important public safety initiative. Not only will Midtown provide greater balance to our service distribution needs, the quality of those services rendered … [read more]

July 20, 2015 8:44 AM

In an attempt to promote domestic tranquility on the home front, I took a few days “off” the week of 7/5/15. My wife of 31 years is crazy about their family’s cottage in the north woods and I agreed to take a brief sojourn predicated on a few terms: I would relent to her desire to commune with … [read more]

July 13, 2015 9:32 AM

During my first year in office, several new initiatives were launched in an effort to keep our MPD on the cutting edge of service delivery. To that end, affirmative steps have been taken including: 1. Expanding our reach into more neighborhoods with the creation of five neighborhood resource … [read more]

June 29, 2015 3:32 PM

Hard to believe that we are already coming up on the Fourth of July! As my wife is a teacher, I always like to use this date as a signal that her summer vacation is half over---and you can just imagine how well this is received! (I’m bracing myself for the pushback from teachers throughout the … [read more]

June 22, 2015 1:18 PM

On Friday, June the 26th, fourteen probationary police officers will graduate from our Department’s Pre-Service Academy. This will be the 57th Graduating Class from the Madison Police Department. The Madison Police Department is a progressive, diverse agency committed to the philosophy of … [read more]

June 17, 2015 2:02 PM

This Saturday, June 20th, local community leaders from "Kujichagulia" and the Madison Center for Self Determination have once again organized a "Juneteenth Day" celebration. There is actually a number of different events taking place around Juneteenth Day, but two of the main features of this … [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]

May 27, 2015 3:25 PM

A few months ago, I was approached by the President/CEO of the YMCA of Dane County, Carrie Wall, to discuss ways in which we might partner with them to create unique opportunities to connect with youth in our community and to help facilitate a safe space for our youth to engage through structured … [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, Community … [read more]

May 12, 2015 4:02 PM

The verdict is in on the Tony Robinson case. After applying the law to the unique facts of this incident, District Attorney Ozanne has determined that MPD Officer Matt Kenny will not be charged criminally. In the aftermath of this decision, our City finds itself at a crossroad. How will … [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 phrase … [read more]

April 16, 2015 8:21 AM

The Capital Times recently printed an opinion piece from Amelia Royko Maurer and Greg Gelembuik that excoriated this Department's response to multiple public records requests concerning the shooting death of Tony Robinson. The City Attorney's Office, along with our Department, felt it was … [read more]

April 13, 2015 8:28 AM

Like many of you, this past week I watched in utter disbelief and horror as we again witnessed instances of police misbehavior captured for all of the world to see. This time, the venues were South Carolina and California. And while none of us is privy to all of the facts at this time, on the … [read more]

April 6, 2015 3:13 PM

Last Friday (4/3/15), MPD responded to a deluge of open records requests by placing them on our web site for public examination. Prior to release, we worked with the City Attorney’s Office to ensure that every attempt was made to be in compliance with the law on open records and to foster … [read more]

March 16, 2015 11:15 AM

In reflecting on the events following the death of Tony Robinson, my eyes absently wander to the TV in my home reporting on yet another CNN update from Ferguson. While watching, I cannot refrain from reciting a quick prayer of thanksgiving; though we share a common past with Ferguson, I believe … [read more]

March 9, 2015 11:27 AM

Sir Robert Peel, arguably one of those who first articulated the necessity of having “police” in our midst, created a number of fundamental principles by which police should view their mission. Peel lived and made these observations in the mid-1800’s. Surprisingly, despite the passage of time, … [read more]

March 2, 2015 9:01 AM

This week's submission on "Why kids join gangs" has been authored by Sergeant Brian Chaney, who directs the activities of our gang unit. Sgt. Chaney offers a general primer of potential signs or "flags" that MAY be indicative of a youth who is straying. While it is by no means a sure-fire … [read more]

February 2, 2015 10:50 AM

From time to time, I will dedicate blogs to issues that are trending to the MPD website or my office. This week’s topics touch upon questions I have received relative to protesters stopping traffic, the recent Council resolution to study body worn cameras in 2015, and the federal government’s … [read more]

January 28, 2015 8:39 AM

Chief Koval will be holding public forums in the communities again. Below are the details of each forum. These community forums are an opportunity for you, the public, to meet with the Chief and discuss questions or concerns that you may have. We hope to see you … [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]

January 20, 2015 11:14 AM

When I took the oath of office as chief on April 30, 2014, I was blessed to be chosen to lead a workforce teeming with talent and a proud tradition of providing qualitative services.  But no person or agency should fall prey to resting on past laurels; a commitment to continuous improvement is … [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]

October 14, 2014 8:44 AM

With respect to the recently published article about my personal opinion(s) regarding marijuana, context is important.  Since the article was published I have received quite a bit of feedback and numerous inquiries about what was written.  I believe further information on where I am coming … [read more]

October 8, 2014 9:31 AM

In a recent opinion commentary submitted by a guest in a local newspaper, a number of issues are raised (related to whether police need AR15’s) that compel me to provide our community with a different perspective.  A perspective that is coming from a career police officer of over 30 years; and … [read more]

September 19, 2014 8:46 AM

Each year, the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to the nation with a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration that runs from September 15 through October 15.  This period is a time to celebrate the heritage and culture of our Hispanic and Latino Community. The … [read more]

August 19, 2014 2:40 PM

In an attempt to stay engaged with constituent questions and concerns, a number of community forums have been scheduled for the month of September.  These sessions are an opportunity to provide me with direct feedback and there will also be a representative from the hosting District should you … [read more]

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