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  • MPD to crack down on drunken motorists

    Posted on Nov 30, 2016 | To combat drunken driving, the Madison Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Dec. 15, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.   “Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average...
  • MPD delivering turkey baskets Sunday

    Posted on Nov 18, 2016 | MPD neighborhood officers are looking forward to joining forces with community volunteers Sunday as they go door to door delivering more than 120 turkey baskets to needy families. Caring staff members at the Goodman Community Center are helping coordinate the massive effort.   The “Turkey Transfer...
  • MPD's Mounted Unit welcomes new member

    Posted on Nov 17, 2016 | Cooper, the newest member of the MPD (and one of its largest!) will be introduced to the community Friday morning, November 18th, as he makes his first appearance as a Madison Police horse.   The four-year-old Percheron Gelding weighs in at some 1700 pounds, with a shoulder height of 5-feet-11-...
  • Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI)

    Posted on Sep 29, 2016 | The MPD has received some very good news regarding our fight against the opioid epidemic. A new $700,000 Smart Policing grant has just been secured from the U.S. Department of Justice, and it will fund a three-year pilot program, “Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative,” or MARI.   Under MARI, MPD...
  • Never Forget Blood Drive

    Posted on Sep 8, 2016 | In the 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood. The Madison Police and Fire Departments are again partnering with the American Red Cross to invite the community to donate blood at the fifth annual Madison Public Safety...

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