North District Blotter

Tag: Community Policing

May 21, 2015 2:38 PM

You may have seen us, or maybe you didn’t.  Popping up like a flash mob on the north side, Madison police officers made quick appearances recently all over Madison’s north side.  With Ninja-like stealth, the Guerrilla Grillers showed up not for a 911 call, but to meet and greet our … [read more]

May 4, 2015 12:24 PM

Drones have become very popular with the general public, but few know the rules in operating them.   The North Police District received our first call from the airport tower reporting a violation of operating a drone.   Here are the rules the FAA shared with … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:43 AM

North District detective Tom Helgren is receiving a Joint Operations Award from the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge his dedication and significant impact on public safety.   Detective Helgren worked with Chicago PD to help them arrest a Chicago homicide suspect in our … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:39 AM

North District detective Tom Helgren is receiving a Joint Operations Award from the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge his dedication and significant impact on public safety.   Detective Helgren worked with Chicago PD to help them arrest a Chicago homicide suspect in our … [read more]

March 2, 2015 10:20 AM

It is often overlooked but vitally important in property crimes investigations to have the serial number or some other distinct marking recorded by the victim.  A quick cell phone photo of the serial number or a picture of the receipt or both are hugely important when investigators are … [read more]

February 18, 2015 12:51 PM

The Madison Hotel/Motel Alliance (MHMA) is a group of hotels and motels in the North and East Police Districts who have come together to form an alliance to address the many common problems they face, including: drug use, drug trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution and additional … [read more]

August 5, 2013 11:56 AM

On 07/31/2013, the children in the Summer Program at the Northport Community Center assisted in a traffic safety project.  On July 4th, 2013, a young boy from the neighborhood was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Northport Dr. from Walgreens, back to the neighborhood.  When the … [read more]

June 29, 2013 12:30 PM

Not only is the Northside a great place to live and work, its mighty tasty too!  Every Monday night from 5 - 7:30 pm several food carts have been serving up tasty treats for dinner and dessert at the corner of North Sherman and Trailsway. Every Tuesday in August, St Paul’s Church at 2126 N … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

We know that traffic is a huge issue no matter where you live. Unfortunately, we cannot possibly assign a police officer to do speed enforcement in all of the areas that might benefit from such attention! With that in mind, we are able to offer the presence of our trailer mounted speed … [read more]

June 12, 2013 3:15 PM

For those of you who don’t know me I am Officer Katie and have been on the north side for 13 years working in several different positions.  My current assignment is with the North Community Policing Team (NCPT) however, when the opportunity came to help out at East High School I volunteered to … [read more]

May 29, 2013 3:08 PM

With school set to dismiss for the summer, it’s natural to worry about keeping our kids productively engaged over the summer months.  Fortunately, there is no lack of opportunities on the Northside. In addition to local programming at Vera Court, Kennedy Heights and the Packers/Northport … [read more]

May 25, 2013 5:07 PM

NORTHPORT NEIGHBORHOOD: Submitted by: Police Officer Sarah Boespflug I am excited to have been recently assigned as the Madison Police Department Northport Neighborhood Officer.  I have been with the Madison Police Department for six years.  I maintain very high expectations for myself … [read more]

July 15, 2012 8:52 AM

The Madison Police Department and especially the North District have made a concerted effort over the last few years to get more officers out in to the community on bikes. We are committed to police biking for a number of reasons. Besides the tactical advantage we gain while on bike, we know … [read more]

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