News Release Archive

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  • Robbery Spree Cracked

    Posted on Nov 25, 2014 | MPD and Middleton Police detectives have connected three men to a series of recent armed robberies. Information gleaned in the investigation indicates much of the money taken was used to buy drugs to include heroin.   Arrested are:     William L. Christian, age 28, no permanent address, is charged...
  • Freakfest 2014

    Posted on Nov 6, 2014 | MPD is pleased with the behavior of the vast majority of those who were downtown for Freakfest 2014; however, the sheer number of celebrants in this size of event always gives the department reason for pause and concern.   Ticket sales were estimated at around 35,000, but the MPD estimates the true...
  • Keeping Our Children Safe

    Posted on Nov 5, 2014 | City of Madison crossing guards say they - and the children they’re protecting – are being placed in increasingly dangerous situations because of drivers who are breaking the law.   So far 256 citations for “failure to yield to adult school crossing guard” have been issued this year. That compares...
  • Armed Robbery Spree

    Posted on Oct 3, 2014 | The MPD and the Dane County Sheriff’s Department are seeking your help in identifying an armed robber. He is believed to be responsible for at least 4 recent holdups:  September 24, Arby’s restaurant, 601. S. Gammon Ln. (Dane County Sheriff’s Department case) September 22, Klinke Cleaners, 939 S....
  • Large Marijuana Grow Operation Located

    Posted on Sep 25, 2014 | Dane County Narcotics Task Force leaders say it is one of the largest indoor marijuana grow operations ever located in the county. It has now been dismantled. Over 1,100 plants - with an estimated street value of over $1-million - have been confiscated, as has sophisticated growing equipment, and a...
  • Crisis Intervention & Mental Health

    Posted on Sep 25, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Mental Health Liaison Program is one of six model Specialized Police Response (SPR) programs selected by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to serve as a peer learning site for other police agencies interested in developing their own SPR.  Crisis Intervention...
  • MPD Welcomes New Recruits

    Posted on Sep 11, 2014 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is proud to announce that the 2014 Pre-Service Academy class will begin their comprehensive training on Monday, September 15th. The Recruit officers will take the oath-of-office at MPD's Training Center at 5702 Femrite Drive at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Over...
  • Collective Community Ban Program

    Posted on Sep 10, 2014 | The MPD’s North District Community Police Team is joining forces with merchants to formulate a Collective Community Ban list. It is designed to keep notified repeat offenders from entering participating businesses for one year. The program is modeled after one currently in place on State Street.  ...
  • School Zone Safety Reminder

    Posted on Aug 29, 2014 | It’s that time of year again! For many of us, it is just another work day after the long Labor Day weekend. But for many, September 2nd, 2014 is the first day of school for Madison Area students. The Madison Police Department would like to welcome back all the students, teachers and parents back...
  • Back to School

    Posted on Aug 27, 2014 | Our longtime crossing guard supervisor, Bob Olsen tells us that 55 school crossing guards will once again be hitting the streets of Madison. Today, Wednesday August 27th, these vitally important men and women will be at the MPD training center for their annual training and update.  Bob says the...
  • Preventing Thefts from Vehicles

    Posted on Aug 15, 2014 | The MPD would like to remind you about the importance of locking car doors and removing valuables from view when parking. In recent weeks, there have been spikes in car break-ins in both our East and South Districts. There have been more than a half-dozen reports regarding windows broken, and items...
  • Detective Cyber Camp

    Posted on Aug 7, 2014 |   Following the completion of another successful Detective Cyber Camp, the press is invited to join the newest graduates at a brief graduation ceremony. Madison Police Chief Michael Koval will be on hand to confer diplomas on this latest class of youthful investigators. The West District Police...
  • News Conference: Today

    Posted on Aug 7, 2014 | The Madison Police Department in concert with the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin will host a news conference at 2:00 pm Thursday August 7.  Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and US Attorney John Vaudreuil will discuss the indictment of a Madison man on charges stemming...
  • Black and Latino Youth Academies

    Posted on Aug 5, 2014 | 2014 Black Youth Academy The 2014 Black Youth Academy will be held August 6-8 at The Madison Police Department Training Center at 5702 Femrite Drive. The academy is geared towards students entering 7th and 8th grade. Students are recommended to the academy by their teachers throughout the Madison...
  • Arrested Person / Armed Robbery

    Posted on Jul 8, 2014 | On Monday July 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm Madison police officers responded to the report of an armed robbery in progress at McDonald’s, 2402 S Park St.  A suspect entered the restaurant and concealed his hand under his clothing with what appeared to be an object pointed at an employee.  The employee...
  • Gold Wing Motorcycle Parade

    Posted on Jul 2, 2014 |  The Gold Wing Road Riders Association along with the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau will be holding a motorcycle parade on Saturday July 5th, 2014.  The parade will start at Warner Park and end at the Alliant Energy Center.  The route will include:   South on North Sherman Avenue...
  • Rhythm and Booms – June 28, 2014

    Posted on Jun 23, 2014 |  For the first time in Rhythm & Booms’ history, the show is being displayed over Lake Monona, offering spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison.   Join Madison Festivals on John Nolen Drive on June 28 for a festive atmosphere, great food, beverages, entertainment, live music and of...
  • The Shadow Returns!

    Posted on May 15, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.) will soon put Operation Shadow in play along the busy W. Beltline Highway. This will be similar to a MPD program used – with some success - many years ago. It will involve a police officer, dressed in civilian clothes,...
  • Officer Involved Critical Incidents

    Posted on Apr 23, 2014 | With Governor Walker’s signing of Assembly Bill 409, the Madison Police Department has made necessary adjustments to its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) For Officer Involved Critical Incidents to stay compliant with the new state law.   The primary element to this law pertains to who will lead...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Apr 15, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:     West District- EB Beltline Hwy  (Speed Enforcement)              Central District– East...
  • New Madison Police Department Chief

    Posted on Apr 14, 2014 | The Police and Fire Commission has named Michael C. Koval as the next chief of the Madison Police Department, and the men and women of the MPD are excited to welcome and work with Chief Koval as he pursues his vision for the 629 member department.   Chief Koval brings with him a wealth of...
  • Appointment of the Chief of Police

    Posted on Apr 14, 2014 | Following a rigorous, comprehensive examination process and after thorough deliberations, the PFC today has unanimously appointed Michael Koval to be our Chief of Police, effective immediately. I will summarize our decision very briefly and then introduce Chief Koval. I thank my fellow...
  • MPD Mounted To Saddle Up Saturday

    Posted on Apr 3, 2014 | Kentucky may be known for its’ horses, but the MPD has some nice ones too, and they are hitting the streets for the first time this year, just in time for the Final Four. The Mounted Unit will be helping with crowd control on State St. as the Badgers and the Wildcats face-off at the home of the...
  • Let’s Dance Some More!

    Posted on Mar 28, 2014 | In work places and classrooms, there were likely a few extra smiles this Friday morning as a proud and jubilant Badger Nation continued to bask in the victory of all that was a very Sweet 16 for Bucky.   Saturday night will bring with it, an Elite Eight birth. Officers of the MPD and UW-Madison...
  • The Next Police Chief

    Posted on Mar 19, 2014 | Capt. Carl Gloede and Sgt. Mike Koval are grateful and honored to have been selected as finalists as Police and Fire Commission members look to select Madison’s next police chief.   Both candidates are committed and united in their desire to move the MPD forward through trust-based, community-...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Mar 17, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 South District – 600 John Nolen Drive  (Speed Enforcement)  ...
  • MPD to Increase Patrols

    Posted on Mar 14, 2014 | The Madison Police Department will be deploying extra officers on and around the weekend of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in order to focus on impaired driving, speed enforcement, and seat belt violations.   Traditionally, this weekend has been a time of increased alcohol impaired driving and...
  • MPD Mounted Patrol Loses Veteran Member

    Posted on Mar 10, 2014 | It is with great sadness that the Madison Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit announces that "Jack", a 12 year-old Percheron gelding and veteran member of the unit, has died. Jack went into emergency surgery at the University of Wisconsin Equine Veterinary School on Friday, March 7th with serious...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Mar 10, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 West District - Frisch Road/Woodington Drive  (Arterial Stop...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Feb 25, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:                Wednesday, February 26th, 2014            North District – 100 block John Nolan...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team Update

    Posted on Feb 19, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 North District – US 151-/ I90/94  (Speed Enforcement...
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency

    Posted on Feb 17, 2014 | The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible. ...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Feb 10, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 South District – 3500 Speedway Rd.  (Speed Enforcement) ...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Feb 3, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Tuesday, February 4, 2014 West District - Odana Road and Whitney Way.  (Seatbelt and Red...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Tuesday, January 28, 2014 North District– 5000 E. Washington Av.  (55 MPH Zone)  (Speed...
  • Snow Emergency Continues

    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 | Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday   A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday January 28th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street this evening you should park...
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency

    Posted on Jan 26, 2014 | Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Jan 13, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:        Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Central District– 1400 E. Johnson St.. (Speed Enforcement 25...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team Update

    Posted on Jan 6, 2014 |  The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:      Tuesday, January 7, 2014 South District– 600 John Nolen Drive (35 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • Snow Emergency Continues

    Posted on Dec 23, 2013 | A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 24th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street this evening you should park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street...
  • Madison Declares a Snow Emergency

    Posted on Dec 22, 2013 | Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles...
  • Not home for the holidays?

    Posted on Dec 17, 2013 | The MPD has a holiday wish this season: We hope that everyone takes a moment to brush-up on burglary prevention tips, particularly those who plan to travel during the next couple of weeks. Many break-ins do not involve forced entry, so our list will start with some basics: 1. Lock the doors to your...
  • Snow Emergency Continues

    Posted on Dec 9, 2013 | A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 10th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street this evening you should park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street...
  • Synthetic Marijuana Concerns

    Posted on Dec 5, 2013 | Downtown officers have become increasingly concerned about recent synthetic marijuana use among some who congregate in the upper end of State St. Wednesday afternoon, two were arrested near a bus shelter for dealing or using hazardous substances. They were sharing a “cigarette” that one admitted...
  • Search For New Police Chief Begins

    Posted on Dec 3, 2013 | The Police Department of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, is an organization with a long tradition of excellence in problem oriented and community policing. It is now searching for its next leader after the retirement of Chief Noble Wray, who led the department for nine years during his 30 years as...
  • Officer Involved Critical Incidents (OICI)

    Posted on Nov 7, 2013 | While critical incidents are something to which officers are dispatched many times throughout their career as first responders, traumatic incidents that involve the officer themselves as a victim, principal, or custodial officer, demand particular and specialized attention. These incidents affect...
  • MPD Welcomes New Recruits

    Posted on Oct 10, 2013 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is proud to announce that the 2013 Pre-Service Academy class will begin their comprehensive training on Monday, October 14th. For the very first time, the recruit-officers will take the oath-of-office at MPD's Training Center at 5702 Femrite Drive at 8:15am...
  • MPD K9 Named For Fallen Sergeant

    Posted on Sep 24, 2013 | The following is from leader of the MPD K9 team leader Sgt. Chris Boyd: "I would like to officially announce the renaming of one of MPD's K9s in honor of the late Madison Police Sgt. Karen Krahn. The Madison Police Department, Capital K9s and the family of Karen Krahn approve and honor...
  • School Zone Safety

    Posted on Aug 30, 2013 | The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2013-2014 School Year. As School begins we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: • Slow down in school zones • Stay alert for the presence of children • Watch...
  • MPD Looks To Reduce Fatalities

    Posted on Aug 19, 2013 | So far this year: The City of Madison has experienced 7 fatality crashes involving a motor vehicle. This is 7 too many! None of the individuals killed were driving or were a passenger in a motor vehicle. 2 - were bicyclists 4 - were pedestrians 1 - was a motorcycle driver So far this year: In an...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Aug 19, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: *Tuesday, August 20, 2013 North District- 900 Packers Av. (35 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • Traffic Enforcement Safety Team

    Posted on Aug 12, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 East District - 2400 Atwood Av. (25 MPH Zone) (Pedestrian...
  • National Stop on Red Week

    Posted on Aug 5, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: *Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Central District- E. Washington Av. at First St. (Red Signal...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Aug 2, 2013 | The Madison Police Department would like to remind motorists that August 4 - August 10, 2013 is National Stop on Red Week. National Stop on Red Week takes place the first week of August each year and is dedicated to educating Americans about the dangers of red-light running through education and...
  • RHYTHM & BOOMS 2013

    Posted on Jun 28, 2013 | On Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 10:00am, a press conference will be held at the Warner Park Shelter, located at 2930 N. Sherman Avenue. The overall purpose of the press conference is to alert the community on event specifics related to Rhythm & Booms 2013. Rhythm & Booms will be held on...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM

    Posted on Jun 17, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Central District- 1400 E. Johnson St. (Speed Enforcement 25 MPH...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jun 10, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 South District- 700 Block W. Washington Av. (30 MPH Zone) (...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM

    Posted on May 13, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 South District- 3700 Speedway Road. (30 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • T.E.S.T. To Target West Beltline Highway

    Posted on May 3, 2013 | This past week, two multi-vehicle crashes took place during morning rush hours on the West Beltline Highway. This is a very congested, highly traveled route, and the MPD's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team is urging drivers to please drive safely and obey all traffic laws. They include not...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM

    Posted on Apr 22, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 North District- 900 Packers Av. (35 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM

    Posted on Apr 15, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 North District - 2200 E. Johnson St. (Pedestrian Safety...
  • Madison Man Charged With 5 Robberies

    Posted on Apr 2, 2013 | A 46-year old Madison man has been charged with 5 counts of robbery following a MPD investigation. The probe connected Mr. David L. Parker to a crime spree that included the following strong-armed robberies: • L.A. Tan, 3162 Maple Grove Rd, date of occurrence 4/30/12 • Jimmy John's, 1791...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Apr 1, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 South District- 1900 Monroe St. (Pedestrian Safety &...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Mar 19, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 North District- 1900 Packers Av. (35 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • St. Patrick's Day Weekend

    Posted on Mar 12, 2013 | The Madison Police Department will have additional patrol officers on the streets this coming weekend. Sunday is St. Patrick's Day. Staffing increases will begin Friday and continue through Sunday night. Officers will be focused on identifying impaired drivers, and secondarily, speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Mar 11, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 East District - 3200 E. Washington Av. (35 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Mar 4, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Central District- 100 Block John Nolen Dr. (Speed Enforcement...
  • Catalytic Converters

    Posted on Feb 27, 2013 | MPD crime analysts have now identified 24 cases in the greater Madison area where thieves have stolen catalytic converters from parked vehicles since late December. The majority are Toyotas: 15 cases involve 4-Runners, 5 cases involve Tacoma pickup trucks. Criminals have hit a variety of parking...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 South District- 1700 Fish Hatchery Rd (30 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • Free Gun Locks

    Posted on Feb 21, 2013 | They can prevent children from using guns, and advocates believe they may also stop some suicide attempts. Now gun owners can get free gun locks from the Madison Police Department. They will be available at all district stations, and at the MPD's Training Center from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Feb 18, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 West District- 200 S. Whitney Way (30 MPH Zone - Speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Feb 4, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 East District - 3400 Hwy 30 (45 MPH Zone) (Speed Enforcement...
  • Officer Involved Shooting

    Posted on Feb 1, 2013 | A letter to the community from Chief Noble Wray: This afternoon, I want to share with the community new information regarding Madison Police Officer Steve Heimsness. First, I want to thank members of the community for continuing to bring to my attention their concerns since the death of Paul Heenan...
  • New Officers Ready For "Solo" Patrol

    Posted on Jan 29, 2013 | This Friday marks the graduation date for the Madison Police Department's (MPD) 55th Pre-Service Academy. Consistent with previous classes, this year's group of recruits is an eclectic group of women and men who bring a vast array of life, work and educational experiences. A "...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Jan 22, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 South District- 1800 Fish Hatchery Rd (30 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jan 15, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 2013 West District- 200 S. Whitney Way (30 MPH Zone - Speed...
  • Crossing Guard Recognition Week

    Posted on Jan 11, 2013 | Monday marks the start of Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week in Wisconsin (January 14 to 18). Here in Madison, every school day, there are 58 very dedicated adult crossing guards keeping young people safe at 48 busy locations. Next week, students are encouraged to recognize their guard...
  • Officer Involved Shooting

    Posted on Jan 10, 2013 | Madison Citizens and Community Members: The Internal Madison Police Department Investigation regarding the Officer Involved shooting that occurred on November 9, 2012 is now complete. As found in the investigation, during the early morning hours on that date, Officer Stephen Heimsness responded to...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jan 7, 2013 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 North District - 4900 E. Washington Av. (Speed Enforcement -...
  • Burglary Prevention

    Posted on Dec 20, 2012 | December brings with it the departure of many from our community, as college students head home for the holidays, and others travel to see family, football, water parks, beaches and ski slopes. Sadly, empty homes, apartments, and condos can be the targets of opportunistic criminals. The MPD would...
  • We've gotcha covered 2012

    Posted on Dec 18, 2012 | Madison Police officers are spreading the warmth again this winter as the Madison Police Department kicks off the seventh annual "We've Gotcha Covered" campaign. Thanks to the continued generosity from Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Drive, officers are again armed with hundreds of...
  • MPD Citizen's Academy

    Posted on Dec 12, 2012 | The Madison Police Department has a few openings left for its 2013 Citizens' Academy. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the MPD, its values, goals, objectives, and operations. Classes will be held on Monday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., starting January 28th. The...
  • "Booze and Belts"

    Posted on Dec 12, 2012 | This December, the Madison Police Department will again be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement "Booze and Belts" overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation...
  • Thanksgiving Baskets

    Posted on Nov 21, 2012 | After realizing a record number of families had registered for Thanksgiving baskets, staff at the Goodman Community Center reached out to the Madison Police Department with hopes that officers and civilian employees might help raise additional funds. "The MPD asked each employee to give $1 and...
  • SECURE YOUR HOME BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Posted on Nov 16, 2012 | Property crimes, and the prevention of those instances of burglaries occurring during the holiday season, has been a top priority of The Madison Police Department. With the holiday season quickly approaching, we would like to remind citizens to take extra care during an absence from their...
  • MPD K9 Teams Honored

    Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | Last month, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler's Association (WLECHA) recognized 2 MPD K9 teams at its 2012 conference held in Fond du Lac. Officer Jim Donnell, who partners with K9 Johnny, was the recipient of the 2012 K9 Handler of the Year award. Officer Carren Corcoran and K9...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Oct 29, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 West District - 1200 S. High Point Road. (35 MPH Zone) (...
  • Justice For The Cure

    Posted on Oct 29, 2012 | Officers from the Madison Police Department will race through the an obstacle course throughout the day on Monday (Oct. 29th) to raise money for Justice for the Cure, a facet of the Susan G Komen for the Cure's crusade to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Oct 22, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 North District- 3300 E. Washington Av. (35 MPH Zone) (...
  • Anti-Hate Group Honors Blue

    Posted on Oct 12, 2012 | This coming Monday, October 15th, STAJOH (Seeking Tolerance and Justice Over Hate) will be awarding Stephen Blue the 2nd Annual Alix Olson Award for the Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community. Mr. Blue is the manager of the Dane County Juvenile Delinquency Services, and has served the county...
  • Parade Permits

    Posted on Oct 8, 2012 | The following is a statement from Chief Noble Wray: There has been recent public discussion regarding City of Madison parade permits and how they are handled by the Madison Police Department. I feel it is very important to be very clear on this topic. 1. There has been no change in police policy. 2...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Oct 8, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 South District- 600 John Nolen Dr (35 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

    Posted on Oct 2, 2012 | On September 14, 2012, The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) and Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS) held their 13th Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Pleasant View Golf Course in Waunakee. This event raised over $12,000 for this year's beneficiary, the UW...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Oct 1, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 South District- 3700 Block Speedway Rd. (30 MPH Zone) (Speed...
  • HARVARD HONORS MPD

    Posted on Sep 27, 2012 | The Madison Police Department is honored to have been recognized this week by Harvard University as having one of the "Bright Ideas" in innovative government initiatives this year. Specifically, Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Sep 24, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 West District- 100 Block S. Midvale Blvd (30 MPH Zone) (...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 South District- 1800 Block Fish Hatchery Rd. (30 MPH Zone...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Sep 10, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 West District - 100-200 Blocks Junction Road. (Yield to...
  • Battle of the Badges

    Posted on Sep 7, 2012 | Bragging rights will be on the line next week as law enforcement officers face-off against firefighters in the "Battle of the Badges." However, you don't have to wear a badge to participate in the "Never Forget" community blood drive. Anyone can donate blood on behalf of...
  • SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

    Posted on Aug 31, 2012 | The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2012-2013 School Year. As School begins we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: • Slow down in school zones • Stay alert for the presence of children • Watch...
  • Drunk Driving

    Posted on Aug 16, 2012 | Beginning August 16, and extending through Labor Day weekend, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement "Drunk Driving Over the Limit Under Arrest" campaign. This campaign is coordinated and...
  • Black Youth Career Police Academy

    Posted on Aug 14, 2012 | "We are excited to partner with the community in a way that's different from what many of our black youth normally sees," said Madison Police Officer Corey Saffold. He is one of the organizers of the inaugural Black Youth Career Police Academy being held this week at two locations:...
  • National Night Out

    Posted on Aug 6, 2012 | The Madison Police Department invites you to attend South Madison's 2012 National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 7th, at Penn Park. National Night Out focuses on building partnerships between law enforcement and the community. The event is nationally sponsored by Target Corporation...
  • HIGH VISIBILITY POLICING SLATED FOR DOWNTOWN

    Posted on Jul 26, 2012 | The MPD will deploy additional resources in the central city this weekend in an effort to reduce recent violent, disruptive, and intimidating behavior. The Department will apply problem-solving initiative funds to supplement Downtown Safety Initiative (DSI) funds to put more officers on the street...
  • CampHERO

    Posted on Jul 25, 2012 | The Madison Police Department is challenging stereotypes by helping lead the first Girl Scout camp of its kind. CampHERO, a Girl Scout initiative, is aimed at building character and self-esteem in girls (kindergarten through high school) by exposing them to the protective services: police officer,...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jul 24, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 South District- 1700 Fish Hatchery Rd (Speed Enforcement)...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Jul 16, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 West District- 2000 block Seminole Hwy (Speed Enforcement)...
  • "SUMMER HEAT" CAMPAIGN

    Posted on Jun 29, 2012 | Beginning Monday, July 2 and continuing through Wednesday, July 18, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored "Summer Heat" campaign. Additional Madison police officers will be on patrol throughout this time frame...
  • RHYTHM & BOOMS 2012

    Posted on Jun 25, 2012 | On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 10:00am, a press conference will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center's Community Room, located at 1625 Northport Drive. The purpose of this event is to educate the community on the specifics of Rhythm & Booms 2012. Events of this...
  • TEST ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jun 25, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: * Tuesday, June, 26, 2012 East District - Atwood Ave at Oakridge Ave (Detour Area...
  • Explorando las Ciencias - Exploring the Sciences

    Posted on Jun 21, 2012 | On Friday, June 22nd, 2012, between 2:00 pm-10:00 pm, Explorando las Ciencias or Exploring the Sciences will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center and Warner Park Shelter - located at 1625 Northport Drive, Madison, WI. This will be a "free" fun family event (held in both...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Jun 11, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Central District- Capital Loop Area. (Pedestrian Safety...
  • NEW RECRUITS TO BE SWORN IN

    Posted on May 31, 2012 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is proud to announce that a new recruit class will take the oath-of-office on Monday, June 4th, at 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Chambers of the State Capitol. Over 1500 applicants competed for eighteen recruit officer positions. The individuals who rose to the top...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on May 21, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 North District - N. First St @ E. Johnson St (Intersection...
  • "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign

    Posted on May 18, 2012 | Beginning Monday, May 21st, and continuing through Saturday, June 2nd, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored "Click It Or Ticket" campaign. Additional Madison police officers will be on patrol throughout this...
  • Capital K9's 2nd Annual Dogs on the Square

    Posted on May 17, 2012 | CALLING ALL DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE! The Capital K9's 2nd Annual Dogs on the Square event to benefit the Madison Police Department's K9 Unit will be held Sunday, May 20, from Noon to 3 p.m., at the Capital Square in Madison. Come out and meet the K9 officers who keep our community safe...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on May 14, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 East District- Hwy 12/18 E.Beltline Hwy (Speed Enforcement)...
  • Community Notification Meeting Thursday

    Posted on May 14, 2012 | The Madison Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release when; in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on May 8, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 South District- 2700-2600 Blocks Monroe St.. (Pedestrian Safety...
  • PATTERN ROBBERIES

    Posted on May 1, 2012 | The Madison Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have targeted citizens who were either exiting a bus or walking on the sidewalks in a very specific area on the west side of Madison. There have been 7 reported robberies fitting a similar pattern since 2011, continuing...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Apr 30, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 South District - Monroe Street Corridor (Speed Enforcement)...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Apr 23, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 West District- 2000 block Seminole Hwy (Speed Enforcement)...
  • Stars Over Warner, Universe In The Park!

    Posted on Mar 20, 2012 | The early spring night sky over Warner Park will be the focus of a family fun night Friday as the Madison Police Department, City of Madison Parks, UW Space Place, and the Madison Astronomical Society join forces for "Stars Over Warner, Universe in the Park!" Astronomers will set up...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Mar 19, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 West District- County Hwy M (Pleasant View Rd) - (Speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Mar 12, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 North District - 5000 Block E. Washington Ave. (Speed...
  • MADION CRIME NUMBERS FALL IN 2011

    Posted on Feb 22, 2012 | All but 3 major crime categories were down in 2011. As a result: crime in Madison dropped 9.3% last year. However, despite favorable numbers, Chief Noble Wray emphasized there are several community safety issues not adequately reflected in crime data. "One primary area of concern, as we move...
  • CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION

    Posted on Feb 17, 2012 | All of us in the greater Madison community are learning of horrific allegations stemming from a child abuse case that the men and women of the MPD continue to investigate, with assistance from other agencies. The accused are presumed innocent in the eyes of our legal system, yet accusations leveled...
  • BELOW ZERO HEROES

    Posted on Feb 14, 2012 | Madison Police officers will once again plunge into the icy depths of Lake Monona on Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics and support the Law Enforcement Torch Run series of events. The 13th annual Madison Polar Plunge takes place at Olin-Turville Park on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 10:00 a.m...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Feb 13, 2012 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 West District- Hwy 12 - West Beltline Hwy. (Speed...
  • New Officers Ready For "Solo" Patrol

    Posted on Jan 31, 2012 | The Madison Police Department is proud to announce (and celebrate) the graduation exercises for the 52nd pre-service academy. Consistent with previous classes, this year's group of recruits is highly diverse in terms of life, work and educational experience. A snapshot profile reflects an...
  • SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT UPDATE

    Posted on Jan 25, 2012 | Last November, the MPD's new Special Investigations Unit put 10 repeat violent offenders on notice: they can either turn their lives around, or face the prospect of going back behind bars. Mr. Emon V. Hollins, age 22, one those notified, has chosen a path that could make him the first SIU...
  • Secondhand Dealer Ordinance

    Posted on Jan 19, 2012 | A new city ordinance will soon change the way in which secondhand dealers report transactions to the Madison Police Department. In the run-up to the February 1, 2012 start date, the City Clerk has posted detailed information about the new law. It can be accessed at www.cityofmadison.com/...
  • TRAFFIC UNIT PRESS RELEASE

    Posted on Jan 6, 2012 | The Madison Police Department, in honor of Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week, January 9-13, 2012, would like to invite you to join us, and our area law enforcement partners, in thanking our school crossing guards for their dedicated service to the schoolchildren of Madison and...
  • BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

    Posted on Dec 22, 2011 | A West Side couple called 911 earlier this week after hearing a sawing or cutting noise coming from their bathroom window. It was around 10:00 p.m., they were in bed, and their Hammersley Road area house was dark. It was discovered that a would-be burglar had leaned the property owner's ladder...
  • WE'VE GOTCHA COVERED

    Posted on Dec 21, 2011 | Officers are, once again, spreading the warmth this winter as the Madison Police Department kicks off the sixth annual "We've Gotcha Covered" campaign. They have been armed with hundreds of hats, gloves and mittens thanks to continued generosity of parishioners at Door Creek Church,...
  • BEER & LIQUOR "CLOSING HOURS"

    Posted on Dec 20, 2011 | A new Wisconsin law (Assembly Bill 63) will not change the hours people can legally buy beer, wine or liquor in Madison. That's because state lawmakers have seen fit to allow local municipalities the ability to impose more restrictive "closing hours" by ordinance. Under AB 63, Class...
  • "Booze & Belts"

    Posted on Dec 8, 2011 | In December, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement "Booze and Belts" overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As...
  • Craigslist Frauds And Scams

    Posted on Dec 2, 2011 | The Madison Police Department is launching a series of educational presentations aimed at helping residents protect themselves from falling prey to frauds and scams. The first seminar will be led by Det. Pat Green, of the MPD's East District, and will deal with crimes associated with...
  • North District community meeting tonight

    Posted on Nov 30, 2011 | The following is a message from North District Capt. Cam McLay: Tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m., Madison Police North District officials will be joining other community stakeholders and City officials at Mendota Elementary School at 4022 School Road for a follow-up community meeting...
  • MPD SUPPORTS STRONGER PAWN ORDINANCE

    Posted on Nov 23, 2011 | A significantly upgraded crime fighting tool, which will change the ways in which secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers report transactions to police, will be introduced to Madison's Common Council next Tuesday night. Proposed changes to Madison's General Ordinances will not create a new...
  • RECALL PETITIONERS ALONG ROADWAYS

    Posted on Nov 16, 2011 | The following information has been distributed to all Madison Police Department staff from MPD Traffic Captain Richard Bach: There have been several questions and complaints regarding petitioners for the recall of Governor Scott Walker along roadways using parking lanes as a mechanism to allow...
  • NEW INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE DEDICATED

    Posted on Nov 10, 2011 | Mayor Paul Soglin and Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen joined Chief Noble Wray this week at the Madison Police Department's Training Center, 5702 Femrite Dr. to officially open the MPD's new indoor shooting range. It is key component of the center, a facility which - when...
  • MPD CITIZEN'S ACADEMY

    Posted on Nov 9, 2011 | The Madison Police Department is taking applications for the 2012 MPD Citizen's Academy. The Madison Police Department Citizen's Academy is a program that is designed to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the values, goals, objectives and operation of the City of...
  • Madison Police and Madison Fire Give Back

    Posted on Nov 9, 2011 | On September 9, 2011, The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA), the Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS), and the Madison Firefighters Local 311 held a Charity Golf Outing at the Yahara Hills Golf Course. This event raised over $18,000 for this year's...
  • NORTHPORT DRIVE AND PACKERS AVENUE ROAD CONSTRUCTION

    Posted on Oct 27, 2011 | As drivers have experienced inconveniences related to road construction in the Northport Drive and Packers Avenue thoroughfares over the past few months, a final paving process will be underway on Thursday, October 27th, and Friday, October 28th of 2011. Drivers utilizing these particular roadways...
  • High Visibility Enforcement Targets Heroin

    Posted on Oct 5, 2011 | The Madison Police Department is launching a high visibility, high profile, enforcement campaign today aimed at deterring heroin sales and use along the busy East Washington Ave. corridor. The effort will be multi-faceted and will include the use of sign boards placed along the busy thoroughfare....
  • Special Investigations Unit Receives Federal Funding

    Posted on Oct 4, 2011 | Chief Noble Wray is pleased to announce the newly formed Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been awarded more than $700,000 by the United State Department of Justice through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program. "This is the type of initiative administrators at...
  • The Leopold Bike Club

    Posted on Sep 29, 2011 | Usually Madison Police Department escorts are reserved for dignitary visits, but in this case, it is more about building positive relationships, and promoting bicycle safety, than it is about a need for protection. Make no mistake, those who have been traveling with South District officers over the...
  • Community Bicycle Ride

    Posted on Sep 15, 2011 | The Madison Police Department will partner with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin for a community ride this Sunday afternoon. MPD bike patrol officers will provide safe biking tips, and help lead a ride along one of Madison's scenic paths. The following is a news release from the Bicycle...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Sep 12, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 South District - Monroe Street Corridor (Speed &...
  • DOG DIPPING AT THE GOODMAN

    Posted on Sep 6, 2011 | All licensed and vaccinated dogs are invited to celebrate the end of summer in spirited fashion this coming Sunday, September 11th, as Capital K9s sponsors the 5th annual Dog Paddle at the Goodman Pool, 325 East Olin Ave. The fun and frolic is a major fundraiser for the Madison Police Department...
  • Brittany Zimmermann 5K Run/Walk

    Posted on Sep 2, 2011 | Kevin and Jean Zimmermann will help host the second annual Brittany Zimmermann 5k Run/Walk on Saturday morning, September 17th. The charity event starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Memorial Union, with the course following the scenic Howard Temin Lakeshore Path. There is a $20 entry fee with proceeds...
  • SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

    Posted on Aug 30, 2011 | The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2011-2012 School Year. As School begins we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: • Slow down in school zones • Stay alert for the presence of children • Watch...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT

    Posted on Aug 29, 2011 | The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2011-2012 School Year. As School begins we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: •Slow down in school zones •Stay alert for the presence of children •Watch...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT

    Posted on Aug 22, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 South District- 3600 Speedway Rd (Speed Enforcement)...
  • Drunk Driving, Over The Limit, Under Arrest

    Posted on Aug 18, 2011 | Beginning August 21, and extending through Labor Day weekend, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement "Drunk Driving Over the Limit Under Arrest" campaign. This campaign is coordinated and...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Aug 15, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 West District- Hwy 12-18 W. Beltline Corridor (Speed...
  • PATTERN ROBBERIES: UPDATE

    Posted on Aug 11, 2011 | The Madison Police Department continues to seek out and arrest criminals responsible for random "beat down" style robberies, and remains committed to sharing updated information with citizens. MPD Crime Analysts have now identified more than 40 pattern robberies since April 1st. There...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Aug 8, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Central District - 900 E. Gorham St. (Speed & Seat Belt...
  • NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    Posted on Aug 1, 2011 | The Madison Police Department, in concert with Target Corporation, will be sponsoring National Night Out, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night, August 2nd, in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., which is in front of the City County Building. "The event is a means of...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on Aug 1, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 North District - 700 Block Northport Dr (Speed & Work Zone...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jul 25, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 East District - Hwy 30/Aberg Avenue Corridor. (Speed...
  • FOCUS ON THE HEAT

    Posted on Jul 19, 2011 | In recent days, The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for southern Wisconsin through Thursday evening (July 21st, 2011). High temperatures have been forecasted to rise between 92 - 97 degrees; with heat indices ranging between 102 - 108 degrees. The public is reminded...
  • RECENT ROBBERIES

    Posted on Jul 15, 2011 | The Madison Police Department has implemented a citywide coordinated response following a rash of robberies that have targeted citizens, who - in most cases - were simply trying to move about the community. There have been more than 30 robberies, of a similar type, reported since early April. They...
  • Special Investigations Unit Launched

    Posted on Jul 13, 2011 | The Madison Police Department (MPD), with needed cooperation from partner agencies and organizations, as well as the community, launches a bold new crime fighting team this week. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is a progressive policing project aimed at reducing violent crime on Capitol City...
  • CYBER SAFETY CAMP

    Posted on Jun 28, 2011 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is recruiting high school students who have an interest in criminal justice for Cyber Safety Camp. The 5 day camp will be held at ITT Technical Institute, 2450 Rimrock Rd. starting on July 11th. Camp hours will be 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Campers will...
  • "SUMMER HEAT" CAMPAIGN

    Posted on Jun 28, 2011 | Beginning Friday, July 1 and continuing through Sunday, July 17, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored "Summer Heat" campaign. Additional Madison police officers will be on patrol throughout this time frame,...
  • MADISON POLICE & ONGOING PROTESTS

    Posted on Jun 10, 2011 | The following is a statement from Chief Noble Wray: In recent months, the Madison Police Department (MPD) has been the recipient of positive feedback, both locally and nationally, for the ways in which the men and women of this department have helped democracy safely flourish during downtown...
  • CRIME NUMBERS DOWN

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 | The number of reported crimes dropped during the first quarter of 2011. Data could still fluctuate as cases are investigated, or new reports come in, but for now the number of person crimes recorded for the first 3 months of 2011 stands at 488. That compares with 595 for the first quarter of 2010...
  • PACKERS AVENUE ROAD CONSTRUCTION

    Posted on Jun 1, 2011 | Part of inbound Packers Avenue will be down to one lane on Thursday, June 2nd. Drivers can expect delays during morning rush-hour. The one lane area will stretch from the 3500 block of Packers Ave. to Northport Dr. Project engineers have indicated the one lane status will be in place for one day...
  • New Recruits: Women Outnumber Men

    Posted on May 26, 2011 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is proud to announce that a new recruit class will begin their comprehensive training on Tuesday, May 31st, following a ceremonial oath-of-office presentation that will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Chambers of the State Capital. Over 1600 applicants...
  • "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign

    Posted on May 23, 2011 | Beginning Tuesday, May 24, and continuing through Monday, June 6, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored "Click It Or Ticket" campaign. Additional Madison police officers will be on patrol throughout this time...
  • DOGS ON THE SQUARE

    Posted on May 20, 2011 | Concerts on the Square and Art Fair on the Square are Madison traditions. The MPD hopes a new "on the Square" event will also become an annual community favorite. This Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, from noon until 3:00 p.m., dog owners are invited to bring their pets for walk around the...
  • MADISON POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY

    Posted on May 18, 2011 | Some 80 individuals and organizations will be recognized Thursday night, May 19th, at the Madison Police Department's annual Awards Ceremony. Recipients are an eclectic group, ranging from veteran officers to everyday citizens, who were in the right place at the right time to help their...
  • MIFFLIN STREET BLOCK PARTY 2011

    Posted on May 2, 2011 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray feels it is fortunate there was not a major riot this past Saturday on Mifflin Street during the annual block party. Chief Wray expressed his gratitude to the men and women of law enforcement, including those from the Madison Police Department, the Dane County...
  • GEORGE THOMAS HOMICIDE

    Posted on Apr 27, 2011 | Tomorrow, Thursday, April 28th, would have been George Thomas's 69th birthday. The Madison Police Department is once again appealing to the community for information regarding the Madison man's murder. His body was discovered inside a room of the Kings Inn, 915 W. Beltline Highway, on...
  • MPD NAMED NATIONAL LEARNING SITE

    Posted on Apr 26, 2011 | A national nonprofit organization, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, has selected the Madison Police Department (MPD) as one six learning sites in the country where other law enforcement agencies can go for guidance on how best to respond to people with mental illnesses. "...
  • CONVICT CHARGED IN 1994 HOMICIDE

    Posted on Apr 15, 2011 | A First Degree Intentional Homicide charge has been filed in Dane County Circuit Court against Wisconsin inmate, Mr. Melvin D. Parker, age 47, formerly of Madison. Mr. Parker is accused of killing Dorothy Paige, age 34, on August 24, 1994. Ms. Paige was found in the bedroom of her Allied Dr....
  • IF IT IS NOT WINTER IN WISCONSIN

    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) wishes to remind motorists that with the onset of warmer weather, the start of construction season has begun. Several major Capital City projects will have a significant impact on traffic flow. One, on Williamson St., is already underway, and a second, on...
  • MPD LAUNCHES "PROJECT 403"

    Posted on Mar 31, 2011 | In an effort to deter a perennial April problem, members of the Madison Police Department's (MPD) Central District team will launch a new proactive crime fighting initiative starting Friday, April 1st. It will be called "Project 403." MPD crime analysts have found, over the past...
  • MPD PROTEST OVERTIME COSTS

    Posted on Mar 24, 2011 | Madison Police Department (MPD) overtime costs were $462,285 during the first three weeks of our recent Capitol Square rallies. The figure represents MPD overtime from February 14th through March 5th. MPD payroll information for demonstrations occurring after March 5th is not yet available.
  • RENTAL PROPERTY SCAM

    Posted on Mar 22, 2011 | Spring is often a time when people begin looking for homes to buy or rent, and the Madison Police Department (MPD) urges residents to be aware of a scam. It is not new, but it has popped up several times already this year. In the most recent reported case, a Madison woman found a Euclid Avenue home...
  • DOWNTOWN DEMONSTRATION

    Posted on Mar 12, 2011 | The largest gathering of the recent sustained protest movement took place Saturday, March 12th with an estimated 85,000 to 100,000 people coming to downtown Madison. They mixed with about 50 farmers on tractors, and some officers reported one donkey among the masses. At the end of the rally, there...
  • MPD PROTEST COSTS

    Posted on Mar 10, 2011 | The payroll process for week one (February 14-19) of recent Capitol Square protests has been completed by the Madison Police Department's Finance Manager. Overtime and supply costs were $199,134. This figure represents the Madison Police Department's portion of costs for the first week of...
  • CAPITOL SQUARE PROTESTS

    Posted on Mar 10, 2011 | Large numbers of demonstrators have come to the Capitol Square again today. The Madison Police Department (MPD) would urge those expressing First Amendment rights to do so peacefully, and to respect the Wisconsin State Capitol building. It is a state icon, a cherished historic property, which...
  • PARKING REGULATIONS FOR DOWNTOWN DEMONSTRATIONS

    Posted on Mar 9, 2011 | Those planning on attending downtown demonstrations and rallies - this includes media members and others looking to secure longer term parking spots - are advised that the City of Madison will implement new procedures beginning Monday, March 14th, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Normal parking rules and...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Mar 9, 2011 | Throughout 2011, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • CAPITOL SQUARE DEMONSTRATIONS

    Posted on Mar 5, 2011 | For the third consecutive weekend, Madison's Capitol Square was witness to a mass of passionate humanity as tens of thousands peacefully assembled to exercise democracy and First Amendment rights. Once again, there were no arrests and no citations. Large numbers of Wisconsinites continue to...
  • MPD OFFICER NAMED "TOP NOTCH TEACHER"

    Posted on Mar 4, 2011 | A Madison Police Department (MPD) officer, assigned to the department's Safety Education Unit, has been named a Top Notch Teacher by local CBS affiliate WISC-TV. Officer Emily Samson is the first law enforcement officer to receive the award. Samson, a 10-year MPD veteran, is known for her...
  • CYBER-BULLYING

    Posted on Mar 3, 2011 | Next week, the Madison Police Department will host a seminar on cyber-bulling aimed at educating the public about a troubling trend to which many young people are exposed. Sgt. June Groehler will lead a discussion at Kennedy Elementary School, 221 Meadowlark Drive, on Tuesday, March 8th, from 6:00...
  • WEST BELTLINE CLOSED

    Posted on Mar 1, 2011 | The West Beltline Highway between Gammon Road and Whitney Way is temporarily shutdown at this hour due to large chunks of ice falling from a television tower. There were early reports that some ice chunks smashed windshields of parked cars, but no reports of moving vehicles being struck. However,...
  • CAPITOL SQUARE CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

    Posted on Mar 1, 2011 | At the request of Capitol Police, the Capitol Square will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 11:00 a.m. this morning.
  • CHIEF WRAY RESPONDS …

    Posted on Feb 24, 2011 | The Madison Police Department is getting many calls regarding responses Chief Noble Wray has made to media in the past 24 hours. The following is what was sent to inquiring reporters: Greetings, In response to direct questions yesterday from Isthmus and Wisconsin State Journal reporters, the MPD...
  • SATURDAY'S CAPITOL SQUARE DEMONSTRATIONS

    Posted on Feb 19, 2011 | On behalf of all the law enforcement agencies that helped keep the peace on the Capitol Square Saturday, a very sincere thank you to all of those who showed up to exercise their First Amendment rights. You conducted yourselves with great decorum and civility, and if the eyes of the nation were...
  • COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROTESTS

    Posted on Feb 18, 2011 | Large numbers of protesters are likely to gather around the State Capitol again today, and the Madison Police Department (MPD) is ready to assist in keeping everyone safe. Traffic interruptions are likely as demonstrators move to the Capitol Square. Contingency plans remain in place to close all or...
  • ADDITONAL OFFICERS ON DUTY TODAY

    Posted on Feb 18, 2011 | Throughout 2011, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • MASS DEMONSTRATIONS

    Posted on Feb 17, 2011 | By all indications, Thursday could mark the largest mass demonstrations - thus far - this week. Starting at 10:30 a.m., it appears UW students, and others, will march from campus to the Capitol, up State Street. This will likely cause streets crossing State Street to be closed for periods of time....
  • CAPITOL SQUARE PROTESTS

    Posted on Feb 16, 2011 | For the second day, a very large crowd has gathered in and around the State Capitol. Much, if not all, of the Capitol Square is being shut down to traffic in order to accommodate throngs of protesters. The Madison Police Department (MPD) would like to thank protesters for their decorum, and would...
  • INCREASED POLICE PATROLS SATURDAY

    Posted on Feb 4, 2011 | Throughout 2011, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • MPD BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

    Posted on Feb 1, 2011 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is investigating a series of business burglaries where electrical and phone wires have been cut as criminals look to defeat alarm systems. MPD Crime Analysts have documented 15 similar crimes since last October. In most cases, access is gained by prying open rear...
  • MPD WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS

    Posted on Jan 28, 2011 | This Friday evening, at 6:00 p.m., a graduation ceremony for 13 new Madison Police officers will be held at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. Recruits have chosen one of their instructors, Sgt. Mike Koval, to deliver the commencement address. This is the Madison Police...
  • MPD IDENTIFIES BUSINESS BURGLARS

    Posted on Jan 27, 2011 | A series of smash-and-grab style business burglaries appears to have ended with the recent identification of four suspects. The crime spree had plagued the Madison Police Department's (MPD) Central and North Districts over the past few months, with MPD crime analysts identifying 25 pattern...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jan 24, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 South District- 3700 Speedway Rd. (30 MPH Speed Enforcement...
  • South District Community Police Team Honored

    Posted on Jan 19, 2011 | The Wisconsin Association of Community Oriented Police, WACOP, has selected the Madison Police Department's South District Community Police Team (CPT) as the recipient of the third annual Sir Robert Peel Award. The CPT is being recognized for the ongoing Olin Park Project, which has brought...
  • Adult Crossing Guard Recognition Week

    Posted on Jan 7, 2011 | Following the Monroe Street crash, a Cherokee Middle School student, and his mother and father, wrote letters of praise to 68-year old Madison crossing guard Jim Olson; all believed he saved the child from being struck by a car last April 9th. Olson was not so lucky; he did keep the child safe, but...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jan 3, 2011 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 South District- Fish Hatchery Rd. & Beltline Hwy (...
  • FREAKFEST COSTS SLASHED

    Posted on Dec 21, 2010 | The cost for policing Madison's annual Halloween party - Freakfest - has been reduced by more than 50% in the past four years thanks to strategies developed by the Madison Police Department that have led to a significant reduction in staffing levels. In 2006, the police cost for the party was...
  • Madison Crime Numbers Increase

    Posted on Dec 17, 2010 | The number of violent crimes offenses to Madison Police Department (MPD) went up during the first six months of 2010. The MPD has provided the FBI figures showing the following (all numbers are for the first six months of 2009 or 2010): • There were 481 violent crime offenses in 2010. There were...
  • We've Gotcha Covered

    Posted on Dec 16, 2010 | Madison Police officers are looking forward to spreading the warmth again this winter as the MPD kicks off its fifth annual "We've Gotcha Covered" campaign; thanks to continued generous support from Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Dr. Officers are now armed with blankets, and...
  • "Booze & Belts" Campaign

    Posted on Dec 16, 2010 | In December, 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement "Booze and Belts" overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety...
  • WINTER BREAK REMINDER

    Posted on Dec 13, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) advises students to take valuables with them as they head home for winter break over the next week. Burglars and thieves typically target electronics: computers, television sets, video gaming equipment, cameras etc. These are the types of items crime prevention...
  • COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Dec 13, 2010 | Captain Joe Balles, of the Madison Police Department's South District, is inviting residents of the Waunona Neighborhood to a community meeting tonight (Monday, December 13th) in order to give residents a chance to talk about safety concerns following last week's home invasion that led to...
  • SUSPECT SHOT

    Posted on Dec 9, 2010 | A 63-year old Waunona Neighborhood resident was home alone early Wednesday afternoon, December 8th. He responded to a knock at the door and was confronted by a gunman. The stranger, a 30-year old Madison man, robbed the victim of money, jewelry, weapons, electronics, and other items. The...
  • New Organization Putting Its FOOT Down

    Posted on Dec 6, 2010 | South side residents are forming a new support organization to preserve and enhance Olin Park and the adjacent Turville Conservancy. Friends Of Olin Turville (FOOT) was launched through a joint effort by the Madison Police Department and the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association. The organization...
  • HOME BURGLARIES WITH VEHICLES STOLEN

    Posted on Nov 23, 2010 | The Madison Police Department is currently investigating several home burglaries where money, credit cards, and electronics are not only being targeted, but car keys. Victim's vehicles are being driven away by the criminal or criminals. There have been four similar cases in the past week. • On...
  • MPD Launches Cold Case Review Team

    Posted on Nov 17, 2010 | Two years ago, a former Madison man - Eugene Zapata -was convicted in Dane County Court after murdering his wife Jeanette in 1976. Chief Noble Wray wholeheartedly supported the commitment of resources to bring needed closure to Jeanette Zapata's family and friends. Her daughter, Linda Zapata...
  • MPD Mounted Patrol Horse Dies

    Posted on Nov 5, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is mourning the loss of one of its' own. Kandour was known as the gentle giant of the MPD's Mounted Patrol. The 11-year old Percheron draft horse died quietly at the UW's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital yesterday after struggling with medical...
  • MedDrop Box Unveiled at MPD East District Station

    Posted on Nov 4, 2010 | Chief Noble Wray joined Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and others Thursday morning to unveil Madison's first MedDrop box, located inside the Madison Police Department's (MPD) East District Station, 809 E. Thompson Drive. The box will available to anyone looking to safely discard unwanted...
  • OPERATION ILLUMINATION

    Posted on Oct 28, 2010 | Central District officers, including members of the Community Police Team (CPT), could have handed out tickets to lightless bicyclists Wednesday evening. Instead 50 surprised downtown peddlers got free bike lights. It was all part of a new safety campaign, titled "Operation Illumination....
  • FREAKFEST 2010

    Posted on Oct 28, 2010 | Freakfest 2010 will be held on State Street Saturday night, October 30th. This will mean roads near the venue will be shutdown. Motorists should be aware streets that cross State Street between the Capitol Square and the UW's Library Mall will be blocked off around 5:00 p.m. They will remain...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Oct 25, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 South District- 600 John Nolen Dr. - 35 MPH Zone (Speed...
  • SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION MEETING

    Posted on Oct 12, 2010 | A Community Notification Meeting will be held this coming Thursday, October 14th, at the Madison Police Department's (MPD) North District Station. It is being called because a 51-year old sex offender will soon be moving to the 700 block of Delladonna Way. Representatives from the MPD and the...
  • Madison Police Continue to "Give Back"

    Posted on Oct 12, 2010 | On September 17, 2010, The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) and Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS) held their 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Yahara Hills Golf Course. This event raised over $15,000 for this year's beneficiary, The Wounded Warrior...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Oct 11, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 South District- 2600 Block Beltline Hwy. This is a 45 MPH...
  • Madison Police Department South District

    Posted on Oct 8, 2010 | The next time you call, your local South District beat officer may show up on two-wheels instead of four. The Madison Police Department (MPD) South District has greatly expanded the capacity for police bicycle patrols and accessibility to bikes with the addition of three squad car mounted bicycle...
  • VICE PRESIDENT'S VISIT

    Posted on Oct 6, 2010 | The Madison Police Department is advising downtown motorists to be prepared for brief delays during Vice President Joe Biden's visit on Thursday, October 7th. There will be temporary street closures as the Vice President's motorcade passes. These are expected to occur somewhere between...
  • SPEEDING IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

    Posted on Sep 30, 2010 | On September 30, 2010 the Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), conducted a special enforcement effort for vehicles speeding within the Hwy 12 work area at S. Park St. The T.E.S.T unit conducted this effort between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. This...
  • SEXTING, CYBERBULLYING AND YOUR CHILDREN

    Posted on Sep 30, 2010 | "Sexting" has been making headlines in Wisconsin, now parents can learn a lot more about what it is as the MPD hosts an informational forum at West High School next week. Besides "sexting," Sgt. June Groehler and her team will touch on many issues related to cell phone and...
  • Presidential Visit

    Posted on Sep 27, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) will establish a peaceful assembly area in the 600 block of State Street during President Obama's visit tomorrow. Rally organizers have established rules for what can be brought into the event area - Library Mall. Posters and signs are not being allowed....
  • OPEN CARRY & THE MPD

    Posted on Sep 22, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) has conducted a review of an incident that took place this past Saturday night at Culver's Frozen Custard restaurant, 4301 East Towne Blvd. Based upon the further investigation, Chief Noble Wray has concluded the appropriate charge for all 5 armed...
  • SEX OFFENDER MOVING TO WEST DISTRICT

    Posted on Sep 20, 2010 | There will be a Community Notification Meeting tonight regarding a registered sex offender moving into the Madison Police Department's West District. John G. Foellmi will be living at 18 Newbury Cir. He will be on GPS with 24 hour electronic monitoring. He will not be allowed into certain...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Sep 20, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 South District- Park St. & Regent St. Corridors (...
  • Bike with a Cop

    Posted on Sep 15, 2010 | Bike riding residents of the Regent and Vilas Neighborhoods are invited to "Bike with a Cop" this Friday afternoon. Members of the South Police District's Community Police Team (CPT) will ride with neighbors on a tour of the area. The event is designed to promote the sharing of ideas...
  • Brittany Zimmermann Memorial 5K Run/Walk

    Posted on Sep 13, 2010 | The Board of Directors for Madison Area Crime Stoppers, working in partnership with Brittany Zimmermann's family, are hosting an inaugural event this October that all are hoping will be embraced by UW-Madison students and the greater Madison community. The Brittany Zimmermann Memorial 5K Run/...
  • WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

    Posted on Sep 9, 2010 | This Sunday, September 12th, all licensed and vaccinated dogs are invited to bask in the dog days of summer by getting wet at Dog Paddle 2010. The annual fun and frolicking fund-raiser benefits the MPD's K9 Unit. The event will be held at the Goodman Pool from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m....
  • 9/11 REMEMBRANCE EVENT

    Posted on Sep 9, 2010 | This year marks the 9th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. As a measure of remembrance and reflection, the Madison Police Department is conducting a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives, and to remember those who continue to serve their communities. The remembrance...
  • PEDESTRIAN SAFETY - SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

    Posted on Sep 9, 2010 | On September 8, 2010 the Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in conjunction with grant money provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, conducted a special enforcement effort for vehicles...
  • NORTH DISTRICT CRIME RESPONSE

    Posted on Sep 1, 2010 | The Madison Police Department will be deploying more resources in the North District in coming days following a string of robberies that started last Thursday. "We are doing everything possible to identify the suspects in these cases, and bring a stop to this disturbing trend," said...
  • ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ON DUTY THURSDAY

    Posted on Aug 31, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Aug 30, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 North District - 2000 Block N. Sherman Av & 1500 Packers...
  • SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

    Posted on Aug 30, 2010 | The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2010-2011 School Year. As part of this welcome we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: Slow down in school zones Stay alert for the presence of children...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Aug 30, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • MADISON POLICE PARTICIPATES IN FEDERAL OWI GRANT

    Posted on Aug 27, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ON DUTY THURSDAY

    Posted on Aug 23, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Aug 16, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 South District- 600 John Nolen Dr (Speed Enforcement)...
  • GANG MEMBERS DETAINED

    Posted on Aug 12, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) teamed up with several federal agencies (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin) to take 11...
  • 2010 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    Posted on Aug 2, 2010 | The dynamic of Madison's downtown has changed significantly in recent years as condo developments have lured many to put down roots in a center city once dominated by students. With that in mind, the Madison Police Department (MPD) is hoping these relatively new urban pioneers will join...
  • TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD CASE

    Posted on Jul 29, 2010 | The Madison Police Department is seeking citizen help reference the recent arrest of Paul Marshall Ketring, age 39, Verona. Mr. Ketring has been charged with Trafficking of a Child. According to a criminal complaint, he offered an area woman $50 if she could find an 8 year old-girl to have sex with...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jul 28, 2010 | On Friday evening, July 30, through early Saturday morning, the Madison Police Department will conduct a traffic initiative aimed at identifying and apprehending motorists who are operating under the influence of alcohol. This initiative is scheduled to take place along the 3300 block of East...
  • RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

    Posted on Jul 27, 2010 | It was not red ribbon, but yellow crime scene tape that was cut outside of the new Madison Police Department (MPD) Training Center, 5702 Femrite Dr., Tuesday morning as MPD command staff joined Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and other city leaders for the official opening of the $2 million training facility...
  • SHOOT TO GET HOT; SHOOT TO STAY HOT

    Posted on Jul 23, 2010 | Current and former UW-Madison basketball players will team up with the MPD and Mentoring Positives at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive, Saturday afternoon, July 24th, for a "Basketball Extravaganza." The Badgers will be the counselors for a fun filled...
  • KELLY NOLAN INVESTIGATION

    Posted on Jul 9, 2010 | The body of Kelly Nolan, age 22, was found in a wooded area in the Town of Dunn three years ago on July 9, 2007. The Madison Police Department (MPD) remains committed to bringing the person/persons responsible for Kelly's death to justice, and full-time detective resources remain committed to...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Jul 1, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • ELVER PARK FIREWORKS

    Posted on Jun 29, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is hoping those attending Friday's Elver Park fireworks will follow a few basic rules in order to keep the celebration safe for all. Grilling, personal fireworks, and alcohol will be prohibited at the park during the event. There will be free parking...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jun 28, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Central District - John Nolen Dr. (Speed Enforcement)...
  • INCREASED POLICE PATROLS FRIDAY

    Posted on Jun 28, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAINING EXERCISE - TACTICAL SCENARIO

    Posted on Jun 21, 2010 | On Tuesday June 22nd, 2010, from 8:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m., The Madison Police Department will be conducting a joint tactical exercise at LaFollette High School (700 Block of Pflaum Road). This exercise will be conducted in conjunction with Madison Fire, Dane County Dispatch, and The Madison...
  • TRAFFIC UNIT PRESS RELEASE (June 21st, 2010)

    Posted on Jun 21, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAFFIC UNIT PRESS RELEASE (June 21st, 2010)

    Posted on Jun 21, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: ** Tuesday, June 22, 2010 North District - Corridor Traffic Enforcement on I-39/90/94...
  • TRAFFIC UNIT PRESS RELEASE (June 15th, 2010)

    Posted on Jun 16, 2010 | On Friday, June 11th, members of the Madison Police Department and the Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team, in conjunction with similar efforts by the Dane County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin State Patrol, participated in an enforcement initiative targeting...
  • NEW OFFICERS SLATED TO GRADUATE FRIDAY

    Posted on Jun 10, 2010 | A graduation ceremony for five new Madison Police officers will be held Friday afternoon, June 11th, at the Dane County Courthouse. Unlike most recruits, this is a veteran group. All had prior law enforcement experience, and were already state certified officers, when they were sworn in this past...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jun 7, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 South District- 1800 S. Park St. (Speed Enforcement) Wednesday...
  • MPD WELCOMES A BAKER'S DOZEN

    Posted on May 25, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) is welcoming a baker's dozen this week. A new 13-member recruit class began a nine-month journey by taking the oath of office at the State Capitol Monday morning. Earning a position in the MPD Pre-Service Academy was not an easy fete: some 1,700 applied...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on May 24, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Central District - 1400 E. Johnson St. (Speed & Seat Belt...
  • CONCERT IN THE PARK

    Posted on May 20, 2010 | Peter and Lou Berryman, a Madison favorite folk duo, will perform Friday evening, May 21st, in a free folk music concert at the historic Olin Park pavilion. The concert is part of the Olin Park Project: a problem-solving effort initiated by officers of the South District's Community Police...
  • CENTRAL DISTRICT SKATEBOARD INITIATIVE

    Posted on May 20, 2010 | Over the summer months, Central District officers will work to create greater awareness regarding skateboarding in roadways and on sidewalks, particularly in the State Street corridor. This follows complaints from downtown pedestrians concerning the riding tactics being used by some on skateboards...
  • ADDITONAL OFFICERS ON DUTY TODAY

    Posted on May 19, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

    Posted on May 17, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 North District - 2200 Block E. Johnson St. (Speed & Yield to...
  • POLICE POSE AS PANHANDLERS

    Posted on May 14, 2010 | At some intersections, and along certain medians on the West Side, they have become commonplace: a man or a woman, seemingly down-and-out, looking forlorn, and holding a sign stating something about being broke, or hungry, or maybe even pregnant. On Thursday afternoon, four Madison Police officers...
  • INCREASED POLICE PATROLS FRIDAY

    Posted on May 12, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TWO SUSPECTS CONNNECTED TO RASH OF CAR BREAK-INS

    Posted on May 7, 2010 | Two men have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of breaking into cars following a Madison Police Department (MPD) investigation that began with the arrest of one suspect last December. Between Eduardo A. Castillo-Martinez, age 18, Madison, and Allen E. Vasquez-Rodriguez, age 20,...
  • "Bike with a Cop"

    Posted on May 6, 2010 | Members of the South District Community Police Team (CPT) are hosting two more "Bike with a Cop" events in the next week. "Bike with a Cop" rides are casual neighborhood gatherings intended to give citizens a chance to interact with officers in a relaxed venue. This is an...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Apr 26, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 West District - Meadowood & Westmoreland Neighborhoods. (...
  • STARS & BIKES

    Posted on Apr 22, 2010 | The Madison Police South District Community Policing Team (CPT) in conjunction with the University Of Wisconsin Space Place, and the Madison Astronomical Society proudly present Universe in the Park. The event begins this Friday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the historic Olin Park Pavilion, 1156 Olin-...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Apr 19, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Central District - John Nolen Dr. (Speed & Work Zone...
  • MPD ADDS TWO NEW K9 TEAMS

    Posted on Apr 14, 2010 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray introduced, with pride, two new K9 teams at a news conference Wednesday morning outside of the West Police District, 1710 McKenna Blvd. The names chosen for the dogs are significant: one was picked to honor a McFarland soldier killed in Afghanistan, the other was...
  • MPD MENTAL HEALTH LIASON PROGRAM RECOGNIZED

    Posted on Apr 13, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's (MPD) Mental Health Liaison Program is receiving an award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Dane County on Wednesday, April 14th. Each year, the Board of Directors for NAMI-Dane County recognizes various individuals and organizations in the...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Apr 12, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • VEHICLE REPORT CARDS

    Posted on Apr 8, 2010 | Statistics show that while overall crime in Madison is down, theft, including theft from vehicles, continues to be a problem. In an effort to address this, the North District is attempting a new approach to spread an old message. Police analysts have identified areas that have seen a concentrated...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Apr 6, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in several National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored bicycle and pedestrian enforcement overtime grant initiatives. These grants are coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Mar 29, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Mar 15, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Central District - John Nolen Dr. (Speed & Signal...
  • CRIME DOWN MORE THAN 4% IN 2009

    Posted on Mar 2, 2010 | Statistically speaking, Madison was a slightly safer city in 2009: 4.4 % safer according to Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data just released by the Madison Police Department (MPD). There were 8,740 UCR offenses in 2009; compared with 9,147 UCR offenses in 2008. Every year communities across America...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Mar 1, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 East District- US Hwy 51 Corridor/Stoughton Rd. (Speed...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Feb 22, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 South District- 1300 Fish Hatchery Rd. (Speed Enforcement...
  • NEW RECRUITS TO BE SWORN IN MONDAY

    Posted on Feb 17, 2010 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) will swear in five new recruits Monday, February 22, 2010. All are Wisconsin State Certified Law Enforcement Officers, and they are coming to the MPD from nearby departments. As such, these recruits will participate in the 2010 Accelerated Academy: a shortened...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Feb 15, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 West District- Old Sauk Rd. (Speed Enforcement) Wednesday...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Feb 1, 2010 | Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol enforcement overtime grant that will be coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Feb 1, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 North District - 900 Block Northport Dr. (Speed Enforcement...
  • NEW OFFICERS SET TO GO "SOLO"

    Posted on Jan 27, 2010 | This Friday marks the graduation of the Madison Police Department's (MPD) 51st Pre-Service Academy. Consistent with previous classes, this year's group of recruits is highly diverse in terms of life, work and educational experiences. These officers began their nine-month journey when...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jan 25, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 East District - Hwy 51/Stoughton Rd. Corridor. (Speed...
  • PEDESTRIAN SAFETY EMPHASIZED

    Posted on Jan 20, 2010 | On January 19, 2010 the Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in conjunction with grant money provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, conducted a special enforcement effort for vehicles...
  • MPD ANNOUNCES FRIDAY CRACKDOWN

    Posted on Jan 14, 2010 | In 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant that will be coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant initiative,...
  • SAFETY BELT ENFORCEMENT

    Posted on Jan 13, 2010 | As part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to "Zero In Wisconsin," the Madison Police Department will intensify its safety belt enforcement efforts from now until Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7, 2010. In 2009, the State of Wisconsin experienced 545...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jan 11, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 West District - 2800 Block Maple Grove Rd. (Speed...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Jan 4, 2010 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Central District - 800 block West Johnson St. (Speed...
  • WE'VE GOTCHA' COVERED

    Posted on Dec 22, 2009 | Madison Police officers are looking forward to spreading the warmth again this winter as the MPD kicks off its fourth annual "We've Gotcha Covered" campaign; thanks to continued generous support from Lands' End and Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Dr. Officers are now armed...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Dec 14, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 East District- 3000 block E. Washington Ave (Speed...
  • MADISON'S PENDING BLIZZARD

    Posted on Dec 8, 2009 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray is encouraging residents to take very seriously the blizzard warning now issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Currently, this warning will be in effect until midnight Wednesday. During blizzard conditions Chief Wray would encourage those who can, to stay...
  • WEIGEL FAMILY STATEMENT

    Posted on Dec 8, 2009 | A spokeswoman has issued a statement for the Weigel family regarding the discovery of Tyrone Adair's body yesterday. Adair was the suspect in the slayings of Amber Weigel, age 25, and Neveah Weigel-Adair, age 2. Both were found in the garage of their Madison home last Thursday night. The...
  • SNOW STORM UPDATE

    Posted on Dec 8, 2009 | The Madison Police Department is currently responding to only injury crashes, or those causing road blockages, as pavement conditions deteriorate with the first round of the season's inaugural snowstorm descending upon on the Capital City. The Officer In Charge (OIC) made the decision to go...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Dec 7, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 South District- 600 block John Nolen Drive (Speed...
  • BURGLARS HIT GREENTREE NEIGHBORHOOD

    Posted on Dec 2, 2009 | The Madison Police Department is investigating a recent series of home burglaries in the West District's Greentree Neighborhood. Around a dozen break-ins have occurred in the past couple of weeks in an area generally bordered by Hammersley Road, Schroeder Road, Whitney Way, and Gammon Road. In...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE

    Posted on Nov 30, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 North District - 1200 - 2000 Blocks of Wright Street (Speed/...
  • BURGLARY ARREST

    Posted on Nov 12, 2009 | This morning members of the Madison Police Department arrested Steven L. Meyers, age 28, Madison. Mr. Meyers was located near Raymond Road and taken into custody without incident. The MPD will be asking that Mr. Meyers be charged with four counts of Burglary. He has been linked to several recent...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Nov 9, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 East District - US Hwy 30 @ US Hwy 151 (Speed Enforcement...
  • MADISON CRIME CONTINUES TO TREND DOWN

    Posted on Nov 6, 2009 | Madison crime numbers for the first three-quarters of 2009 are down, when compared to the first three-quarters of 2008; however, the month of September showed an up-tick in robberies. The Madison Police Department (MPD) released Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data that showed overall declines in all...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MADISON VISIT (UPDATED 11-4-2009)

    Posted on Nov 3, 2009 | (UPDATED INFORMATION) The decision was made this morning to block northbound traffic on Fish Hatchery Road at Carver Street. This was to have originally been blocked at 12:00 p.m., but it is blocked now, as of 10:30 a.m. In addition, there is limited access (also as of 10:30 p.m.) to Fish Hatchery...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Oct 26, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 West District - West Beltline Hwy @ Whitney Way (Speed...
  • COMMUNITY TRAFFIC WATCH PROGRAM

    Posted on Oct 22, 2009 | The South District is hosting its annual Community Traffic Watch Program for South District neighborhood associations next week. The Community Traffic Watch program is designed to incorporate community involvement in an effort to encourage safe driving behavior on neighborhood streets. Speeding,...
  • SPEED & RED SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Oct 20, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Central District - 1400 E. Johnson Street (Speed Enforcement...
  • MPD JOINS FORCES WITH THE STATE PATROL

    Posted on Oct 8, 2009 | It is a major state highway. It is very busy, and it is running thought the heart of Madison's eastside. That means it is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, and local businesses; an unfortunate combination that has adversely affected pedestrians, and local drivers for years. The Madison...
  • Madison Police Continue To Give Back

    Posted on Oct 7, 2009 | On September 25, 2009, The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) and Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS) held their 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Meadows of Six Mile Creek in Waunakee. This event raised over $13,000 for this year's beneficiaries,...
  • COMMUNITY MEETING SLATED FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING

    Posted on Oct 6, 2009 | Madison Police South District Captain Joe Balles, and Madison Alder Tim Bruer, 14th District, are inviting residents from the Arbor Hills and Leopold neighborhoods to a community meeting Wednesday, October 7, 2009. The gathering will take place at Leopold Elementary School, 2602 Post Road, from 6:...
  • SAYING GOODBYE TO THE AUCTIONEER

    Posted on Oct 1, 2009 | At the Madison Police Department (MPD), the auctioneer has just gone the way of the gandy dancer. For years, popular fall and/or spring auctions brought many out to bid on abandoned or unclaimed property. No more. The MPD's Property Unit staff are proud to announce that all future auction...
  • NEW PARTNER HITS THE STREETS

    Posted on Oct 1, 2009 | The Madison Police Department welcomes a new partner to their Parking Enforcement Team, the autoChalk System, which is state of the art technology for enforcement of time restricted parking such as 2-hour zones. Previously, enforcement in these areas was a labor-intensive process, which included...
  • MPD K9 UNIT GETS LARGE DONATION

    Posted on Sep 29, 2009 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, on behalf on the department's K9 Unit, and the unit's nonprofit fundraising arm: Capital K-9s, is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation from Del Monte Pet Products and Milk-Bone®, which are working in partnership with Copps Food Centers. Chief...
  • MADISON POLICE TRAFFIC UNIT

    Posted on Sep 28, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 South District - John Nolen Drive (Speed Enforcement)...
  • LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN & WOMEN

    Posted on Sep 18, 2009 | There are still a few slots open for the upcoming 2010 Citizen Police Academy, but the deadline for consideration of applicants is fast approaching. Each year the department invites a dozen or so citizens, from all walks of life, to get to know their police department better by participating in a...
  • PUBLIC SAFETY LISTENING SESSION

    Posted on Sep 18, 2009 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will join other city and county leaders at a listening session on public safety this weekend. Chief Wray is very interested in hearing from citizens about what they believe should be top priorities for our community in the face of very difficult, ongoing, budget...
  • MPD SEEKS CIGARETTE BURGLAR

    Posted on Sep 16, 2009 | In the past few weeks, there have been several smash-and-grab style burglaries in the Madison Police Department's East District. These appear to be part of a national trend where cigarettes are the targets of thieves. In the five Madison cases, more than one hundred cartons of cigarettes have...
  • THE PASSING OF JOHN STANLEY

    Posted on Sep 14, 2009 | Chief Noble Wray, on behalf of the men and women of the Madison Police Department (MPD), would like to extend condolences to the family of Dane County Coroner John Stanley. Coroner Stanley was a consummate professional, and was considered by many at the MPD to be a close colleague and friend. He...
  • SPEEDERS EASY TO SPOT IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

    Posted on Sep 11, 2009 | One officer said several law-abiding citizens actually honked, and yelled out support as the Madison Police Department's (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) made 44 traffic stops in the area of the East Washington Avenue/Highway 30 construction zone Thursday morning. Offending...
  • CALLING ALL DOGS!

    Posted on Sep 2, 2009 | In prehistoric Egyptian cave paintings you can see figures doing it, and it is believed ancient men and women - just like our children today - learned first strokes by mimicking the original experts - the dog paddlers. This coming Monday, the Madison Police Department (MPD) and Capital K9's...
  • SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

    Posted on Aug 31, 2009 | September 1st marks the start of the 2009 - 2010 Madison school year. As a reminder, please make sure to drive carefully, especially in school zones, obeying all traffic laws. Also, please observe all parking regulations around our schools, including school traffic safety and student drop off...
  • WEST DISTRICT RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

    Posted on Aug 31, 2009 | Over the past month, West District detectives have detected a rash of similar burglaries. Generally, criminals have been gaining access into homes between the hours or 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. by first entering unlocked garages. Additionally, lawbreakers have gotten into unlocked vehicles - parked...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Aug 31, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing speed and/or red signal violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 East District - Stoughton Road/Hwy 30...
  • Traffic Unit Press Release - Alcohol Enforcement Grants

    Posted on Aug 29, 2009 | The Madison Police Department is participating in an alcohol enforcement grant sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. At the state level, the funding for this grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of the...
  • "Connections" - Wexford Ridge Community Gathering and Awards Ceremony

    Posted on Aug 27, 2009 | The Wexford Ridge Neighborhood, in conjunction with The Meridian Management Company, has been fortunate to host an annual family activity called "Connections". Thursday, August 27th, 2009 from 11 am - 2 pm, an event will be held at 7012 Tree Lane, and is open to media and community...
  • Mounted Patrol Unit

    Posted on Aug 21, 2009 | "Mack", the newest recruit of the Madison Police Department's (MPD) Mounted Patrol Unit, will be introduced to the public at a media event this coming Monday (August 24th). The rookie will join the MPD's other horses at 12:30 p.m. for a training exercise to be held near the UW...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

    Posted on Aug 17, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing speeding violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 South District - 3500 Speedway Road Wednesday, August 19,...
  • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Posted on Aug 10, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing speeding violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 West District - West Beltline Highway Construction Zone...
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE

    Posted on Aug 3, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing speeding violations this week in the following areas: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 (7a-1p) Central District - 1400 Block of E. Johnson Street...
  • NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    Posted on Jul 27, 2009 | The Madison Police Department would like to invite you to join us from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the East Police District on Tuesday, August 4th, 2008 to celebrate National Night Out. National Night Out is an opportunity for friends, neighbors and businesses to gather to learn more about...
  • MADISON CRIME DOWN

    Posted on Jul 22, 2009 | Crime numbers in Madison continued to trend downward during the second quarter of 2009. The Madison Police Department (MPD) released Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data - Wednesday for the first six months of 2009. All violent crime categories showed declines when compared with January-June 2008...
  • CHIEF WRAY LOOKS TO STRENGTHEN GANG/CRIME PREVENTION UNIT

    Posted on Jul 10, 2009 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray plans to meet with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz next week to discuss a new initiative that would increase the number of officers assigned to the department's two-person Gang Unit and the one person crime prevention unit. Part of the catalyst for Chief Wray's plan...
  • Press Conference - Distribution & Close of The Joel Marino Reward Fund

    Posted on Jun 17, 2009 | As of 6/16/2009, disbursements were made to individuals that were instrumental in giving critical information in the investigation of Joel Marino's death. The Joel Marino Reward Fund was created shortly after his untimely death in January of 2008, and the purpose was to encourage and assist...
  • MPD TARGETS GUN VIOLENCE

    Posted on Jun 5, 2009 | Over the past month shots have rung out in several Madison neighborhoods. The gunfire has injured three, and Police Chief Noble Wray says it is fortunate no one has been killed. The Madison Police Department (MPD) has two major concerns: the volume of rounds that have been fired, and the hour some...
  • WORTHINGTON PARK BLOCK PARTY

    Posted on Jun 3, 2009 | The Madison Police Department is proud to once again help sponsor the Worthington Park Block Party. The six-year old event was created as a way to bring the racially diverse Darbo/Worthington neighborhood together for food, music, and games. Families are invited to come to Worthington Park this...
  • SPEED & ALCOHOL ENFORCMENT

    Posted on May 29, 2009 | During the weekend of May 29th, 30th and 31st, The Madison Police Department is participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol and speed enforcement grants that are coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As a...
  • NEW RECRUITS TO BE SWORN IN

    Posted on May 22, 2009 | The Madison Police Department's 51st Pre-Service Academy commences at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 26th, when 24 new recruits will be sworn in at the State Capitol's Assembly Chambers. Consistent with previous classes, this year's group is highly diverse in terms of life, work, and...
  • SEXTING, CYBER-BULLYING, AND RELATED TOPICS

    Posted on May 21, 2009 | New technology and electronic social interactions are drastically transforming the world we know today. Like never before in history, our entire world is connected. Technology is not going away and in fact surrounds us with our daily activities. We can go to the grocery store and find we are no...
  • BLUE NET EXPANDS REACH

    Posted on May 20, 2009 | In recent weeks, the Blue Net Burglary Task Force has been assisting detectives from the Fond du Lac Police Department in identifying, and locating suspects wanted for a smash-and-grab style theft that netted some $3,800 worth of electronics from a Fond du Lac Shopko store. Madison Police...
  • EAST DISTRICT CRIME ALERT

    Posted on May 5, 2009 | Over the last couple of weeks there has been an increase in the number of vehicle break-ins at the Park and Ride (13 Collins Ct.). Most reports indicate that a window has been broken out to gain entry. Stereo systems have been removed from dashes, and smaller electronics have been taken: iPods,...
  • COMMUNITY NOTICE

    Posted on Apr 29, 2009 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) has just learned a second, higher level, sex offender will soon be moving into the South District. Shawn P. Henrikson, age 38, will be living at 838 W. Badger Rd. in Madison. He was convicted in 2002 for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault. Henrikson is on GPS with 24-hour...
  • SPRING AUCTION

    Posted on Apr 28, 2009 | The Madison Police Department in conjunction with the Dane County Sheriff's Department, will hold an auction to dispose of recovered and unclaimed property on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Alliant Energy Center. This auction may include jewelry, clothing, electronics, tools and other items....
  • GEORGE THOMAS HOMICIDE

    Posted on Apr 27, 2009 | Tomorrow, his three children in Madison, and his mother in Mississippi, will fondly remember a father and son - as Tuesday would have been George Thomas's 67th birthday. There will be no celebration. Nearly two years ago, on August 22nd, 2007, Thomas was murdered inside a motel room at the...
  • SEX OFFENDER MOVING TO SOUTH DISTRICT

    Posted on Apr 27, 2009 | There will be a Community Notification Meeting this week at the MPD South District. The purpose of the gathering is to inform the public about a sex offender, who is soon to be into the area. Enrique J. Merrill, age 34, will be living at 1134 Catalpa Circle #A in Madison. His criminal history...
  • CRIME DOWN IN MADISON

    Posted on Apr 24, 2009 | The City of Madison experienced a drop in all Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) categories, except one, during the first quarter of 2009. In terms of percentages, some declines were significant: Murder down 100%, Forcible Rape down 33.3%, Aggravated Assaults down 30.9 %, Burglaries down 52.8%, Stolen...
  • CRUISING CRACKDOWN

    Posted on Apr 23, 2009 | This past weekend officers from the Madison Police Department's North and East Districts teamed up with Wisconsin State Patrol for the first of several planned East Washington Safety Initiatives. More than 100 citations, and over 50 warnings were handed out Friday and Saturday nights along...
  • WEST DISTRICT HOSTS COMMUNITY MEETING

    Posted on Apr 21, 2009 | Next month, the Madison Police Department will host the second in a series of community meetings aimed at educating the public about the explosion of social networking. Sgt. June Groehler will lead a discussion about Facebook, My Space, twitter, text messaging, cell phones, and the Internet. The...
  • SAFE HARBOR RADIO-A-THON

    Posted on Apr 15, 2009 | This Friday and Saturday, April 17th & 18th, Madison Police will team up with Mid-West Family Broadcasting again to raise funds for Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. Safe Harbor provides the best possible environment for police officers, and others, to talk with children who have been...
  • DOWNTOWN THEFTS FROM CARS

    Posted on Apr 2, 2009 | In the past several weeks there have been numerous reports of thefts from cars parked in the Central District. Almost all cases involve a passenger, or driver's side window being broken out. Among items stolen are: a leather coat, an Ipod, an MP3 player, a couple of GPS units, a purse, a cell...
  • BRITTANY ZIMMERMANN

    Posted on Mar 25, 2009 | The one-year anniversary of the murder of Brittany Sue Zimmermann-April 2, 2008- will soon be upon the Madison community. Chief Noble Wray believes it is important, at this juncture, to let the public know, generally where the investigation into Brittany's homicide stands. An MPD...
  • MADISON POLICE SPRING AUCTION

    Posted on Mar 24, 2009 | Viewing starts at 8 a.m. Bidding begins at 9 a.m. Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall The Madison Police Department in conjunction with the Dane County Sheriff's Department, will hold an auction to dispose of recovered and unclaimed property on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Alliant Energy...
  • SUSPECT ARRESTED

    Posted on Mar 23, 2009 | The Madison Police Department has arrested Justin M. Simpson, age 20, on a drug charge. Simpson is also a suspect in several recent armed robberies. On Sunday, March 22, 2009, around 1:30 p.m., Madison Police Sergeant Chris Paulson was driving near the intersection of Park Street and Wingra Street...
  • THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY

    Posted on Mar 20, 2009 | New technology and electronic social interactions are drastically transforming the world we know today. Like never before in history, our entire world is connected. The machines today are smaller yet smarter and give us the freedom to create, share and personalize communications virtually...
  • TEXT MESSAGING TIPS

    Posted on Mar 19, 2009 | A new crime-fighting tool is now at the fingertips of area residents. They can now use their cell phones to text tips to Madison Area Crime Stoppers. "The popularity of text messaging gives us a great opportunity to further partner with citizens, as we all work together to make our community...
  • MADISON BURGLARIES DOWN

    Posted on Mar 13, 2009 | Madison has seen a dramatic drop in commercial burglaries, and the leader of Blue Net Burglary Task Force vows to keep the heat up on lawbreakers in coming months. This afternoon, Madison Police Department (MPD) Lt. Mark Brown released burglary statistics for the first two months of 2009. In the...
  • North District Graffiti Arrests

    Posted on Mar 12, 2009 | A crackdown on graffiti in the Madison Police Department's (MPD) North District has netted eight arrests: seven juveniles, and one adult are charged in three separate cases. Three of the suspects were charged with defacing buildings at the East Madison Little League facility; located at Oscar...
  • LIVING IN THE NEW WORLD OF SOCIAL NETWORKING

    Posted on Mar 5, 2009 | It is not just for younger people anymore; the world of social networking is exploding, and the Madison Police Department (MPD) is looking to help educate residents about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ever-changing electronic age. Next Tuesday night, Sgt. June Groehler will help lead a...
  • MPD NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

    Posted on Feb 26, 2009 | The countdown to launch began - at least conceptually - more than one year ago. This afternoon it culminated; not with great fanfare, but the Madison Police Department's new user-friendly website, www.madisonpolice.com, experienced a smooth "blastoff" into cyberspace. Chief Noble...
  • WEST DISTRICT BUSINESS BURGLARIES PLUMMET

    Posted on Feb 5, 2009 | The number of commercial burglaries on Madison's Westside has dropped significantly, and West District Captain Jay Lengfeld says the arrest of three men appears to have made a major dent in what had become a concerning crime trend. For example, in December of 2007 there were 61 commercial...
  • We've Gotcha' Covered

    Posted on Nov 17, 2008 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) has started spreading the warmth again this winter season. The community room of the MPD's East District, 809 S. Thompson Drive, was piled high in blankets this morning for the official kick-off of "We've Gotcha' Covered." The campaign,...
  • BRITTANY ZIMMERMANN BIRTHDAY

    Posted on Nov 12, 2008 | This Saturday would have been Brittany Zimmermann's 22nd birthday. As we approach that date, the Madison Police Department would ask Madison residents to continue to remember Brittany in thoughts or prayers. The private reward fund being offered for information leading to the arrest - and...
  • South District Residential Burglaries

    Posted on Oct 22, 2008 | South District Detectives, working in conjunction with the Burglary Task Force, are seeking to identify and arrest those responsible for a string of recent burglaries. Since the end of September there have been at least 26 such crimes in the South District. It is unknown how many may be connected...
  • TASK FORCE AWARDED TOP HONOR

    Posted on Oct 3, 2008 | The Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force has received a Drug Unit of the Year Award. The Wisconsin Narcotics Officers Association bestowed the honor on the Dane County law enforcement group during an annual award ceremony held in Green Bay this past August. The Wisconsin Narcotics Officers...
  • DRUGS & CASH SEIZED

    Posted on Oct 1, 2008 | The Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force, along with agents from the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at a Madison residence, 1120 Gammon Lane, on September 24, 2008. The team effort was the culmination of an ongoing drug...
  • East District Burglaries

    Posted on Sep 23, 2008 | Some eastside neighborhoods are continuing to experience a rash of residential burglaries. The areas being targeted are generally between Division Street and Cottage Grove Road, south of East Washington Avenue. There have been 14 attempted burglaries, and 12 successful burglaries in this area...
  • Madison Police Continue to "Give Back"

    Posted on Sep 23, 2008 | For the past nine years the Madison Professional Police Officers Association and the Association of Madison Police Supervisors, the unions representing commissioned personnel of the City of Madison Police Department, have organized an annual charity golf event to raise money for a variety of local...
  • MPD IS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FINALIST

    Posted on Sep 17, 2008 | The Madison Police Department has been selected as one of seven finalists in this year's Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing. This is an international competition with final judging to be done at the 19th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Conference, which...
  • BRITTANY ZIMMERMANN HOMICIDE

    Posted on Sep 4, 2008 | The news last spring was stunning. A bright, and vibrant UW-Madison student was senselessly killed inside her downtown apartment. Brittany Zimmermann, age 21, loved her fiancé, her cats, cooking, reading, and just hanging out with her family and friends. She was a medical microbiology and...
  • Canine Olympics presented by Animart at Goodman Pool on Labor Day Dog Paddle 2008!

    Posted on Aug 27, 2008 | On Monday, September 1st, 2008 area residents are cordially invited to a family filled day at Goodman Pool (325 Olin Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin). This is an invitation to bring your dog to the pool and celebrate the end of summer. There will be events & activities such as (1) Farthest jump, (...
  • STATE STREET & THIS WEEK'S MOVING DAYS

    Posted on Aug 13, 2008 | Students, and others, moving in and out of housing on the lower half of State Street will be given access into construction zones on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week. Workers, who have been busy all summer long giving lower State a significant makeover, will cease major work in the...
  • NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    Posted on Jul 17, 2008 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) would like to invite you to join us from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Warner Park on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 to celebrate NATIONAL NIGHT OUT. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is an opportunity for friends, neighbors and businesses to gather to learn more about personal safety...
  • ELVER PARK FIREWORKS

    Posted on Jun 30, 2008 | Elver Park will again host Madison's 4th of July fireworks celebration Friday evening. Some information to help you plan your day and enjoy the fireworks: Parking - Many streets in the area will be temporarily posted to prohibit parking on July 4th. Vehicles parked in violation of these...
  • Press Conference - Rhythm and Booms 2008

    Posted on Jun 23, 2008 | On Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at 10:00AM, a press conference will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center located at 1625 Northport Drive. The purpose of this event is to educate the community on the specifics of Rhythm & Booms 2008. As one might imagine, an event such as Rhythm...
  • 12 NEW OFFICERS TO GRADUATE

    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 | The Madison Police Department is pleased to announce that on Wednesday June 18th, 2008 the "Accelerated Academy" will be honored at their graduation. This event will take place at 215 S. Hamilton Street (Dane County Courthouse) in the Assembly Hall Room L1000 at 6:00PM. The current...
  • SEX, DRUGS & BIG SCREEN TVS

    Posted on Jun 12, 2008 | Madison Police detectives, working in conjunction with the countywide Blue Net Burglary Task Force, have infiltrated and shutdown a "smash-and-grab" burglary ring that had been plaguing local businesses. The investigation revealed the roots of the crime spree began to take hold in...
  • SELF-REPORTING SYSTEM GETS "HUMAN TOUCH"

    Posted on Jun 4, 2008 | Madison Police Officers are now staffing a new and improved version of the Citizen Self-Reporting System. During citywide listening sessions held by Madison Police Chief Noble Wray last summer many Madisonians expressed displeasure with the old self-report system. It required residents to fill out...
  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN

    Posted on Jun 3, 2008 | Officers from the Madison Police Department will join with their law enforcement brothers and sisters from around Wisconsin Thursday, June 5, 2008, for the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. Opening Ceremonies for State Summer Games will be held Thursday night in Stevens Point. Local law...
  • MPD WELCOMES RECRUITS

    Posted on May 22, 2008 | The Madison Police Department will proudly welcome 27 new officers on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. The swearing in ceremony is slated for 8:00 a.m. and oaths will be administered in the MPD classroom, which is located in room GR27 of the City County Building. New recruits are about to start 22 weeks of...
  • A GRANDMOTHER'S TRIBUTE

    Posted on May 21, 2008 | The Madison Police Department would like to remind citizens of the more than $45,000 reward being offered to anyone who can help identify the person responsible for the murder of 31-year-old Joel Marino. Joel was stabbed inside his West Shore Drive home on January 28, 2008. He was found in an...
  • JAMES BOHANAN ARRESTED

    Posted on May 12, 2008 | At approximately 1:30 p.m. this afternoon members of the U.S. Marshal's Service, the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Chicago Police Department's Fugitive Squad apprehended James P. Bohanan, age 35. Mr. Bohanan was taken without incident after being found inside a Chicago...
  • Joel Marino Homicide

    Posted on May 9, 2008 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, and Assistant Chief Randy Gaber have invited Lou Marino to sit down with them at Chief Wray's office next Tuesday, May 20, 2008. The Chiefs would like to discuss concerns Mr. Marino has made public about the investigation into his son's tragic death. The...
  • 911 Call For Service

    Posted on May 1, 2008 | During the course of the investigation into the murder of Brittany Sue Zimmermann Madison Police detectives were able to determine a 911 call for service was made from Zimmermann's phone to the Dane County 911 center on April 2nd, 2008. That day the MPD brought this call to the attention of...
  • Caught in the "Blue Net"

    Posted on Mar 18, 2008 | The Madison Police Department (MPD) has made 128 arrests for burglary since January of 2007, and Police Chief Noble Wray says a newly formed task force will be charged with apprehending more of those who have been breaking into homes and businesses. The MPD began applying additional resources to...
  • 31 NEW OFFICERS TO GRADUATE

    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 | The Madison Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of thirty-one officers on Friday, February 1, 2008. The graduation ceremony will take place at the Monona Convention Center at 6:00p.m. This group of new officers began their pre-service training on May 29, 2007. Graduation is the...
  • POLICE PROPERTY ROOM CHANGES

    Posted on Dec 19, 2007 | On November 28, 2007 new procedures were put into place by the Madison Police Department for the temporary release of sensitive evidence. These changes were made in direct response to evidence recovered from a one-car crash site where off duty Madison Police Detective Jeffrey Hughes was seriously...
  • ARSONISTS SOUGHT

    Posted on Dec 5, 2007 | Madison Police and Madison Fire investigators are seeking help in identifying those responsible for igniting fires that have left children in two neighborhoods without playground equipment. The first blaze broke out in Marlborough Park, 2222 Whenona Dr., around 1:15 a.m. on October 14, 2007....
  • LET IT SNOW!

    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 | 1. You do NOT live in Nevada. You are NOT driving on salt flats. 2. Years of driving don't translate to "expert driver" status just as years talking won't make you a gifted orator. Be prudent. 3. Allow more distance for stopping. Use a stationary object to judge...
  • HOLIDAY SAFETY GUIDE

    Posted on Nov 29, 2007 | Personal safety and property security are important everyday. However, in the upcoming season of shopping, travel and celebrations, it is especially important that we are mindful of crime and crime prevention. AT HOME •Keep your doors and windows locked at all times •Do not advertise your absence...
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT FOUND GUILTY

    Posted on Nov 16, 2007 | A man arrested last year for two brutal sexual assaults has pleaded no contest to a volley of charges. Dane County Judge John Markson received the plea on Friday November 16th, 2007 and subsequently found Antonio L. Pope, age 31, of Madison, guilty of Kidnapping (2 counts), & 1st Degree Sexual...
  • VILAS NEIGHBORHOOD REVERSE 911

    Posted on Nov 15, 2007 | On Thursday afternoon, November 15th, Madison Police South District Captain James Wheeler authorized a reverse 911 call be made to residents of the Vilas Neighborhood. People living along Adams, Madison, Jefferson, Van Buren, & Lincoln streets were to receive notification, as were citizens who...
  • TEDDY BEAR DRIVE

    Posted on Nov 15, 2007 | It appears the ranks of the Madison Police Department will soon grow, and it has nothing to do with a proposal to add 30 officers. A new Middleton cafe is going to be collecting donations for the department's "bear squad". As some may know, teddy bears - and other stuffed animals -...
  • BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

    Posted on Oct 29, 2007 | In recent weeks Madison police have observed a significant increase in businesses burglaries across the city. In many cases criminals are targeting buildings with multiple offices, and they are taking cash, laptop computers, and other electronic devices (PDAs, cell phones, projectors). The crimes...
  • HEROIN SEIZURE

    Posted on Oct 18, 2007 | The Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force recently confiscated what is believed to be the largest single seizure of heroin in Dane County history. The Task Force searched a south Madison residence and recovered the following: 1. 1,115 grams (more than a kilo) of Heroin (approx. street value $...
  • New Captain Assignments

    Posted on Oct 11, 2007 | Madison Police Chief Noble Wray has announced an organizational change for 2008. Captain Richard Bach, who has led the North District since 2005, will be heading to the City County Building to take over Traffic and Support Services. Captain Cameron McLay is currently in that position, and he will...
  • Stranger Sexual Assault

    Posted on Oct 11, 2007 | Stranger Sexual Assault Case # 2005-124598 It will be two years ago this coming Monday (October 15, 2007) that a bright young UW graduate student was viciously raped near the 2000 block of Eastwood Drive. The 22 year old had come to Madison that fall semester in pursuit of fulfilling lifelong...
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