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  • 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...
  • 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...

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