Safe Communities

The City of Madison is an active partner with Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County, a non-profit coalition that brings together local public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community safer.

Safe Communities promotes projects and programs with a demonstrated track record of saving lives. Our core areas of focus are our community's top causes of injury and injury-related death: Traffic Safety, Child Safety, Drug Poisoning Prevention, Falls Prevention, MedDrop, and Suicide Prevention.

May 1, 2015 11:44 AM

On April 30th, 2015, the newly created Burglary Crime Unit ventured out to the streets with one main objective: to bring awareness to community reference open garage door burglaries. Around 5PM, 5 Detectives, 1 Detective Sergeant, and 2 Analysts made their way to sections of the community that … [read more]

September 9, 2013 3:38 PM

For each police officer, September 11 cannot pass without remembering our fallen colleagues, and that horrible day in 2001 where we watched the loss of life of not only police officers and firefighters, but those people just going about their daily lives.   The need for blood on that day was … [read more]

March 13, 2013 12:41 PM

They can prevent children from using guns, and advocates believe they may also stop some suicide attempts. Now gun owners can get free gun locks from the Madison Police Department. They will be available at all district stations, and at the MPD's Training Center from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 … [read more]

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