The Madison Police Department (MPD) is committed to providing citizens access to information, and utilizes many avenues to facilitate the flow of information to citizens. MPD is committed to being as transparent as possible, and will routinely review policy and procedures, which relate to the release of information, to ensure best practices are being utilized. is one tool that the MPD uses to share information by displaying Calls for Services (CFS) geographically.

In 2008, MPD handled over 190,000 calls for service. Not all crimes may be reflected in

It is important to note that CFS data can change over time as this data goes into the MPD records system and cases are reviewed and potentially assigned for follow up. The change occurs when a call for service is updated to reflect the accurate title of the incident, which occurred. For example, a caller may report a theft when actually the incident was a burglary.

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