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  • Downtown Burglary Prevention Tips

    Posted on Aug 26, 2015 | The Madison Police Department welcomes all new and returning students to the greater downtown area, and with your arrival we would urge you to review some important burglary prevention tips:   Lock all doors and windows. Make it look like someone is home when you are out by leaving music, or...
  • The Madison Police Department to crack down on drunken motorists

    Posted on Aug 25, 2015 | To combat drunken driving, the Madison Police Department has joined hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7.   “Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on...
  • National Night Out events being held at Elver, Penn Parks

    Posted on Jul 30, 2015 | Madison Police Department is hosting two National Night Out events on Tuesday in the West and South Police Districts.  National Night Out is an annual effort to promote police/community partnerships, improve neighborhood connections and make the community a better place to live. These family-...
  • Come Play Soccer Saturday

    Posted on Jul 30, 2015 | Please join the Madison Police Department Amigos en Azul at a FREE weekly soccer event for kids ages 6-16 at Penn Park on Madison’s south side. The event is a collaboration between Centro Hispano, Nehemiah and the Madison Police Department.   “The program is building week to week,” said Sgt....
  • Vehicle Report Cards issued to 500 plus vehicles in Madison

    Posted on Jul 24, 2015 | The Madison Police Burglary Crimes Unit took to the streets Wednesday to educate vehicle owners in areas of the city that have had repeated vehicle break-ins or thefts. Members of BCU issued bright blue vehicle report cards that evaluated the vehicles on how well the owner had stowed valuables such...
  • The Madison Police Department Welcomes New Police Horse

    Posted on Jul 17, 2015 |   On Tuesday July 21st, 2015, at 11am, the Madison Police Department in conjunction with the ‘Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol’ will introduce its newest member to the Mounted Patrol Unit.  The press conference will be held at Indigo Trails Farm, which is located at...
  • Bike path sexual assault suspect arrested

    Posted on Jul 15, 2015 | Donovan L Stone Born in 1987 NPA (Recently came to Madison from Boulder, CO six weeks ago) Case # 2015-230935 911 call time - 10:30 p.m. 07-13-15 Arrest time - 6:55 p.m. 07-14-15 Charges: Second degree sexual assault and CCW On 07-13-15 Madison Police Department officers responded to a stranger...
  • The Madison Police Department Welcomes New K9/Handler

    Posted on Jul 7, 2015 |    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Date: July 8, 2015 Time: 11:00am Event: PRESS CONFERENCE - K9/Handler Introduction – K9 Jagger / Officer Disch Where: The Madison Police Department – Central Community Room GR-27 Contact: Public Information Office, PO Howard Payne – (608) 266-4897       On Wednesday...
  • MPD’s Latest Academy Class Prepares for Graduation

    Posted on Jun 25, 2015 | The Madison Police Department is proud to announce and celebrate the graduation exercises for the 57th Pre-Service Academy.   Consistent with previous classes, this year’s group of Officers is highly diverse in terms of life, work and educational experience.   A snapshot profile reflects an average...

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