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  • 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...
  • 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...

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