Crime Prevention

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Officer provides training to businesses, service groups, citizens, and other organizations in the City of Madison.

The goal of the Madison Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit is to provide programs and strategies to reduce crime and create community partners throughout Madison. Our trainings focus on methods used to prevent crime and encourage community engagement.

Trainings offered:

  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Security Audits
  • Planning and response to Active Shooter
  • Workplace Violence
  • Personal Safety
  • Scam Prevention
  • Computer Safety

Trainings can be tailored to the need of the requesting organization.

For more information or to schedule training contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Rodney Wilson at or (608) 266-4238 .

August 5, 2016 1:58 PM

The Madison Police Department and Madison Area Crime Stoppers need your help in identifying suspects with suspicious behavior. With an increase in burglaries city-wide, the Madison Police Department needs your help reporting suspicious activity. A technique used last week was the knock … [read more]

July 19, 2016 9:01 AM

AUTO THEFT PREVENTION STRATEGIES: Make sure your overhead and side garage doors are closed and locked, even when you are at home. Keep your vehicle doors locked when parked in your driveway or garage overnight.  Suspects are taking garage door openers which would allow them to gain … [read more]

July 8, 2016 10:02 AM

The Burglary Crime Unit reports a recent case in which the suspect gained entry into a residence by cutting the screen to an open window.  With the warmer weather it is common for people to leave windows open.  Open windows on the first floor provide a tempting opportunity for a … [read more]

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