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November 19, 2014 3:36 PM

Corporal punishment, also referred to as physical punishment, is an issue that has been brought into the media spotlight due to recent high-profile events. In the 1960s, public approval of physical punishment was at 94 percent. It has declined since then, but use of physical punishment is … [read more]

November 14, 2014 11:20 AM

We have all seen that vehicle racing down the road that just makes us shake our heads at how fast they are going, knowing that it is extremely unsafe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), an average of 1,000 Americans are involved in fatal car accidents … [read more]

October 30, 2014 12:08 PM

Halloween is always an exciting time for kids because of the fun costumes and the large amounts of candy. While they may get caught up in the excitement of it all, the Madison Police Department wants to ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating in addition to the fun. Children should always … [read more]

October 24, 2014 3:11 PM

The Madison Professional Police Officers’ Association hosted its inaugural Hot on the Trail 5K and Kids Donut Dash this past Saturday, October 18. Playing on the stereotype of “cops and donuts” – and with the help of East District Officer Emily Samson – the Association set up this event … [read more]

October 24, 2014 2:54 PM

We need your input! Please follow the link below to take the East Community Survey and help us assess the needs of our community. East Community Survey [read more]

October 1, 2014 9:15 AM

In the past few months, Madison's east side has seen thefts from vehicles in the retail corridors. These are occurring in areas with high volumes of parked cars, like the mall and large department stores. In order to find a way to prevent these thefts, the police department must first figure … [read more]

September 25, 2014 6:54 PM

In America, at least 70% of people are taking one or more prescriptions and the average senior has five prescription medications to take each day. Due to changing prescriptions and the altering of dosages, cabinets in our homes tend to become stockpiles of differing prescriptions, many that … [read more]

September 22, 2014 8:15 AM

Chief Koval will be holding a community forum for the East District on Wednesday, September 24, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., here at the East Police District station at 809 South Thompson Drive. Please follow the link to the flyer below for more information. Community Forums with Chief Koval [read more]

September 19, 2014 8:12 AM

At the start of a new school year, there is always a lot of information given to children in order to prepare them for their new routine. Much of the focus is on who their teachers are, what friends are in their class, and making sure they know how they are getting to and from school. One of … [read more]

September 12, 2014 11:26 AM

With anywhere from 40,000 to over 60,000 cars driving on East Washington Avenue on a daily basis, it is no surprise that this stretch of road sees one of the highest rates of crashes in the East District. Another major thoroughfare for car accidents is Stoughton Road (Highway 51). We find … [read more]

September 3, 2014 7:52 AM

For most kids, the approach of a new school year means buying back-to-school notebooks, fresh packs of mechanical pencils, a new lunchbox, and figuring out a cute outfit for the first day of school. For kids in the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, it also means that it is time for … [read more]

April 28, 2014 9:43 AM

With springtime upon us, rising temperatures mean the potential for more crime and higher call volume for the Madison Police Department. Higher call volume makes it difficult for officers to respond to incidents that require immediate attention. You can help reduce our call volume by reporting … [read more]

April 10, 2014 1:40 PM

As many of us know, Wisconsin has been frozen over for about the last five months, but warmer weather will soon be upon us. For the Madison Police Department, that means that a rise in the burglary rate is sure to follow. We will be closely following break-ins and burglaries to cars and homes. … [read more]

April 7, 2014 2:27 PM

First off, I would like to thank all of the neighbors in the East District who participated in the community survey. In total, we had 264 participants give feedback. Your participation in the survey will help focus our continued work in the East neighborhoods.   Many of you reported that … [read more]

February 28, 2014 10:53 AM

Back on Feb 8, 2012 our community and the immediate neighborhood where shocked with the allegations of child torture that came from a Madison home on Triechel St. As many of you have heard by now the jury reached its verdict last week in Josh Drabek sexual assault and intentional child abuse … [read more]

October 24, 2013 12:18 PM

It is time again to give us feedback on priorities in your neighborhoods and how we are doing as an agency. Please use the link below to go to the East District community survey.   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013MPDEast [read more]

October 23, 2013 4:03 PM

The East District has recently had complaints regarding companion animals, specifically dogs.  In many cases, Animal Laws may differ slightly depending on whether you live in the City of Madison or in Dane County. However, there are several animal laws that are the same no matter where you … [read more]

July 30, 2013 9:35 PM

On a hot July afternoon the annual Darbo-Worthington neighborhood bike rodeo took place. Participation from youth was up from previous years with almost 60-70 children attending. This was the second annual neighborhood bike rodeo for the children.  This opportunity provided a bicycle safety … [read more]

July 10, 2013 12:32 PM

On June 20th, 2013 Detective Kat Riley and Police Officer Alexandra Nieves Reyes were presented awards from the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center for their continuing service and dedication working to improve the lives of children impacted by violence. When a law enforcement officer or … [read more]

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