Amigos en Azul (Friends in Blue)
In 2004, several officers working in the South District began Amigos en Azul, a grassroots police organization comprised of City of Madison Police Officers dedicated to dissolving cultural barriers, building partnerships and opening lines of communication between the Latino Community in Dane County and the Madison Police Department. Amigos Officers regularly attend community events and provide information to the Latino Community on police resources.
July 3, 2015 2:52 PM
Please join Amigos en Azul in collaboration with Centro Hispano and Nehemiah at a FREE weekly round robin style soccer tournament for kids ages 6-16. The tournaments will take place on July 18th, 25th and August 1st, 8th at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St., Madison, WI). Parents must register their … [read more]
Officers also provide safety education outreach through a variety of Spanish media components: weekly-televised Crime Stoppers segment, weekly radio shows, and weekly and biweekly newspaper articles published respectively in the Spanish newspapers La Comunidad and Voz Latina. Officers in Amigos en Azul meet once or twice a month for program evaluation and planning.