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  • Capital Area OWI Task Force

    Posted on Feb 11, 2016 | The Capital Area OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this weekend.  The task force, consisting of 17 Dane County police departments including the City of Madison, Monona, DeForest, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Stoughton, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie,...
  • Drunken Driver Crackdown

    Posted on Dec 10, 2015 | To combat drunken driving, The Madison Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober Winter” national campaign from December 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016.   “Although drunken driving is 100 % preventable, on average someone is...
  • Find Your Blue Calling: The Video

    Posted on Dec 2, 2015 | The MPD has just completed a recruiting video aimed at educating prospective candidates about the type of people we are looking to attract to the department. The story is told through the eyes of a new officer, who had never fired a gun, and left her career as a college professor to protect and...
  • “Santa’s” Top Ten Holiday Safety Tips

    Posted on Nov 24, 2015 |   With winter chill in the air and the approaching holiday shopping season “Santa” - also known as Chief Mike Koval - has several tips for your safety. Here are “Santa’s” Top Ten Holiday Safety Tips (“Santa” also discussed his tips at a recent news conference. Some of what he had to say can be seen...

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