Community Outreach

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The Madison Police Department's longstanding reputation as a pioneer in community policing carries with it a tradition of innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement. We strive to identify trust gaps and challenges to our service mission in order to uphold our stated promise and to put into daily action its ideological underpinnings.

In this ongoing effort, the Department seeks to establish new and strengthen existing community outreach initiatives aimed at building relationships with those whom we serve. Community outreach starts with the Chief and filters throughout the Department, which has hundreds of thousands of contacts with residents each year — all of which are community outreach opportunities.

Video: Policing the Madison Way

January 10, 2018 8:46 AM

Hello, my name is Blake Hoefs, I began my law enforcement career in 2005 and have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by the Madison Police Department in 2013 and attended the accelerated academy. I work afternoon patrol out of the east district. I am a field training officer, … [read more]

December 20, 2017 1:26 PM

I was hired in 2008 and I work patrol in the East district on the night shift. I grew up on the East side of Madison. I graduated from UW Parkside with a degree in criminal justice. I wanted to become a police officer because I wanted a job that was unpredictable, exciting and that gave me … [read more]

December 20, 2017 1:22 PM

My name is Sarah Henrickson, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have been a Crisis Worker with Journey Mental Health since 2000. In that role I have always collaborated with all Dane County law enforcement agencies in responding to individuals experiencing mental health crises. In … [read more]

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