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  • 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...
  • 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...

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