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  • 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...

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