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  • 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...
  • Gold Wing Motorcycle Parade

    Posted on Jul 2, 2014 |  The Gold Wing Road Riders Association along with the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau will be holding a motorcycle parade on Saturday July 5th, 2014.  The parade will start at Warner Park and end at the Alliant Energy Center.  The route will include:   South on North Sherman Avenue...
  • Rhythm and Booms – June 28, 2014

    Posted on Jun 23, 2014 |  For the first time in Rhythm & Booms’ history, the show is being displayed over Lake Monona, offering spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison.   Join Madison Festivals on John Nolen Drive on June 28 for a festive atmosphere, great food, beverages, entertainment, live music and of...
  • The Shadow Returns!

    Posted on May 15, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.) will soon put Operation Shadow in play along the busy W. Beltline Highway. This will be similar to a MPD program used – with some success - many years ago. It will involve a police officer, dressed in civilian clothes,...
  • Officer Involved Critical Incidents

    Posted on Apr 23, 2014 | With Governor Walker’s signing of Assembly Bill 409, the Madison Police Department has made necessary adjustments to its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) For Officer Involved Critical Incidents to stay compliant with the new state law.   The primary element to this law pertains to who will lead...

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