South District Blotter

Tag: Community Policing

November 14, 2015 9:07 AM

It is that time of year when each of the Madison Police Department districts seek out feedback from residents.  Below is a link to this year's on line survey.   Please take a few moments to click on the below link and let us know how you feel about the quality of life in your … [read more]

November 2, 2015 10:02 AM

On Wednesday evening, October 28th, South District Community Policing Team Officer Molly Jean Thomson conducted "Active Shooter Preparedness Training" for faith community leaders located within the South District.  One of the roles MPD Community Policing Teams undertake is community outreach … [read more]

October 28, 2015 1:49 PM

   Last Thursday evening, October 22nd, Dane County Human Services (DCHS) held their annual Joining Forces for Families Celebration at the Goodman Community Center.   Also referred to as the "Annual Academy Awards for Social Work" by long time DCHS Manager Ron Chance, this JFF … [read more]

October 15, 2015 4:47 PM

Just a final to all regarding Chief Koval's Community Forum at Centro Hispano this Thursday night, November 5th, from 6p-7:30p.  Please come and join MPD Police Chief Mike Koval and staff from the MPD South Police District for a "town hall" style discussion at Centro Hispano.  Officers … [read more]

September 27, 2015 8:33 PM

       Every year, many persons in our Madison community become a victim of a violent crime. Yet often times, many victims simply are not aware of the many resourses which exist in the community to support them at this critical time in their lives.  On Tuesday … [read more]

July 30, 2015 3:37 PM

Just a reminder... Madison's longest running National Night Out event will be held once again this Tuesday night, August 4th, at Penn Park.  Join the Brams Addition Neighborhood, Club TNT, Penn Park Partners, Southside Raiders, and many other South Madison Neighborhood Associations as … [read more]

July 8, 2015 12:35 PM

On Saturday July 18th, the MPD's South Police District is honored to be one of the sites for "Strollin South Park Street."   This all day, multiple venue jazz music event is being organized by "Jazz in Madison" and the "Social Innovations for Non-Profits" organizations.   … [read more]

June 17, 2015 12:47 PM

This Saturday, June 20th, local community leaders from "Kujichagulia" and the Madison Center for Self Determination have once again organized a "Juneteenth Day" celebration.  There is actually a number of different events taking place around Juneteenth Day, but two of the main features of … [read more]

June 10, 2015 4:08 PM

   It has been a very busy year so far for the Madison Police Department.   With the school year now ending and summer beginning, Police Chief Mike Koval wants to get out and about and hear what is on your mind.  The South Police District spring, community forum with … [read more]

June 10, 2015 12:11 PM

One of the great things about policing Madison's South Police District is the abundance of green space and open water we are able to take in everyday as we protect and serve.  On Saturday, June 27th, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance will be hosting a "Take Kids Fishing Day" at Vilas Park on … [read more]

June 4, 2015 10:32 AM

Our community spends millions of dollars each year to make sure Madison remains a safe community with a high quality of life for all.  Say what you want about the various strategies and means we undertake to pursue these goals, one thing is a given.  Reading increases literacy; higher … [read more]

June 2, 2015 11:27 AM

   Tuesday night fun continues through out the summer at Olin Turville Park as the Friends of Olin Turvile (FOOT) in partnership with MPD kick of "Yoga" classes tonight.   MPD Detective Samantha Kellogg will be your lead yoga instructor tonight and a number of other Tuesday … [read more]

May 4, 2015 11:30 AM

   About six or seven years ago, a beautiful wooded area along the shores of Lake Monona became the focus of the South District Community Policing Team.  For decades, the Olin Turville Conservancy was not the most welcoming place to visit.  A segment of the community had … [read more]

April 23, 2015 5:13 PM

    Below is a "shout out" from MPD South District Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan.  Officer Alan has been serving the residents of the "Triangle" neighborhood for two years now.  Read her update below and you'll see how involved, committed and connected MPD … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:46 AM

     In February, each of the MPD's police district recieved a new "Neighborhood Resource Officer" (NRO) position after being approved in the 2015 City of Madison Operating Budget.  These new NRO position were the vision of Police Chief Mike Koval and were a top priority … [read more]

March 18, 2015 11:06 AM

This Saturday, March 21st, 15 Madison police officers will be heading to the West High School basketball court to test their skill set against some of the best "ballers" from the Memorial, West and LaFollette varsity basketball teams.  Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.  Cap Times … [read more]

February 26, 2015 9:08 AM

In collaboration with Pastor Alex Gee's Nehemiah organization, Chief Koval has put out a call for a cast of MPD officers to assemble and begin preparing for the inaugural "Play it Forward" all-star basketball game.  This "epic battle" will pit aging MPD basketball "all stars" against some of … [read more]

February 16, 2015 3:03 PM

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November 6, 2014 2:12 PM

It is that time of year when each of the Madison Police Department districts seek out feedback from residents.  Below is a link to this year's on line survey.   Please take a few moments to click on the below link and let us know how you feel about the quality of life in your neighborhood.  … [read more]

October 31, 2014 2:11 PM

Lisa King, Program Coordinator at the Bayview Community Center, receives five bicycles from Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan and Madison Police Bike Recovery Specialist Beck Mugford. The five bikes had been marked for auction after they could not be reunited with their original owners. … [read more]

August 18, 2014 3:56 PM

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August 13, 2014 4:47 PM

Some of Madison's smallest residents took pictures, received cards and pet two of Madison's largest officers Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Bayview Community Center in the Triangle Neighborhood of Madison. The mounted patrol teams pictured are, starting from the left, … [read more]

June 16, 2014 3:48 PM

For the past two Tuesday afternoons, Brittingham Park at 700 W. Washington Avenue is now the scene of a new event drawing more people into this beautiful setting on Monona Bay.   Bayview-Braxton Neighborhood Officer Kim Alan over the past several months has worked with "Triangle" residents, … [read more]

May 16, 2014 8:08 PM

Neighborhood Ofc. Kimberly Alan and Ofc. Amelia Levett along with CDA staff helped fifteen Triangle Neighborhood residents rehabilitate their community garden located near 755 Braxton Pl. on Friday, May 16th. Despite predictions of rain, the group was able to hang a new gate and line the … [read more]

May 5, 2014 2:47 PM

   Once again this year, the MPD South District is happy to be a part of this annual free concert series organized by the Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT).   A number of years ago, members of the South District Community Policing Team reached out to residents in the Baycreek Neighborhood to rid … [read more]

April 7, 2014 3:37 PM

   Back in 2009, a group of Wisconsin residents who live in mobile home communities approached the Wisconsin Legislature and were able to create a provision in Wisconsin Statutes 349.03(5) allowing poltical subdivisions (e.g. cities) to enter into municipal service contracts with the owners … [read more]

March 26, 2014 10:26 AM

   In August of last year, Officer Kim Alan volunteered to serve as the South District's Neighborhood Police Officer in the Bayview-Braxton-Brittingham Park area.   One of the projects she immediately started to assist with was the newly established "community garden" in Brittingham Park.   … [read more]

March 13, 2014 5:48 PM

On Tuesday evening, March 11th, the Leopold and Arbor Hills Neighborhood Associations held an "Open House" at Leopold School for area residents.   Over the past two years, these neighborhood assications, the City's Neighborhood Resource Team and city officials from Fitchburg have collaborated … [read more]

February 13, 2014 3:51 PM

Ski Capitol-view, candlelit trails in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park this Saturday night (Feb 15th) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy free hot chocolate courtesy of Barriques; a warming fire, local drumming and s'more fixins. If you're already out and about for Madison Winter … [read more]

January 22, 2014 3:09 PM

   Tonight, (Jan 22, 2014), residents from the Arbor Hills and Leopold neighborhoods will be hosting a "farewell party" to MPD Officer Deon Johnson who has served as the "Neighborhood Police Officer" since February 2010.   Officer Johnson was assigned to this newly created position at a time … [read more]

November 6, 2013 11:31 AM

  A few months ago, the Madison Police Department was contacted by the Vera Institute of Justice out of New York City inviting us to participate in their 2013 "Police Station Visitors Week" program (   The Vera Institute, in conjunction … [read more]

August 21, 2013 3:00 PM

  On Thursday afternoon, August 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., officers from the South District Community Policing Team will be co-hosting a "summer picnic" at the Lake Point Terrace Apartments, 1700 Lake Point Drive.  The Lake Point Terrace Apartments, TFM Properties (Munz family) and the … [read more]

August 14, 2013 12:52 PM

On Monday afternoon (08/13/13), several residents from the Baycreek neighborhood called 911 when they saw South District officers chasing a young man through the Van Duesen and Colby Street areas.  Below is a link to MPD PIO Joel Despain's detailed press release about this incident which led … [read more]

August 2, 2013 11:23 AM

On Thursday morning August 1, 2013, the Madison Police Department invited leaders from the Madison and Dane County Latino community to a forum at the South District.  Over the past three years, the MPD has annually invited specific individuals who have been active in the Latino community, or … [read more]

July 10, 2013 2:02 PM

  The Madison Police Department's Public Information Office is fortunate to have Ms. Cassidy McDonald from the University of Notre Dame interning with us this summer. Please take a moment to watch this short video report put together by Ms. McDonald reviewing some of the past problems at Penn … [read more]

June 6, 2013 8:57 AM

Starting today through this weekend (June 6-8), Special Olympics of Wisconsin will be holding their annual statewide competition in Stevens Point (, This morning, law enforcement officers from across the State of Wisconsin, including here in Madison, … [read more]

May 8, 2013 1:14 PM

Tonight marks the start of the third annual Olin Park Concert Series, presented by FOOT - the Friends of Olin-Turville - in partnership with the Madison Parks Department and the Madison Police Department. These weekly concerts, held in the Olin Park Pavillion, are free and appropriate for … [read more]

May 7, 2013 2:21 PM

This morning, officers from the MPD's Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team (TEST) conducted a pedestrian "duck" operation in the Monroe Street corridor., The Dudgeon Monroe and Vilas Neighborhood Associations continue to report to MPD their concerns with pedestrians being able safely crossly … [read more]

May 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Thanks to everyone who came out Wednesday night to hear the "Getaway Drivers" at the Friends of Olin Turville's first community concert of the year at the Olin Park Shelter.  A shout out to our friends at WKOW-TV as well for this great story they aired last night at 10:00 p.m. on the … [read more]

May 1, 2013 2:53 PM

   On Tuesday evening, April 30th, over 40 persons who own or manage rental property in South Madison met with City of Madison staff at the Bonfyre American Grill, 2601 W Beltline Highway.  The meeting was organized and facilitated by the MPD's Arbor Hills - … [read more]

April 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    Begining this Saturday night, the Taft Street Boys n Girls Club will be hosting evening activities for assorted ages.  Early evening will be "rap battles and freestyle cyphers"...   from 9pm - 11pm will be "men's basketball" for those 18 years … [read more]

January 29, 2013 12:45 PM

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP New Team As I mentioned in the first newsletter of 2012, the South District’s Community Policing Team (SCPT) is comprised of all new personnel for 2012.  Through attending neighborhood association meetings, we have had a chance to introduce ourselves and hear … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

Each year in early June, the Madison Fire Department brings together several different agencies, both public and private, who respond to emergencies.  The goal of the event is to educate persons from all age groups on how to make safe decisions, prevent injuries, and to take advantage of … [read more]

July 1, 2012 8:41 AM

Welcome to the late spring edition of the South District newsletter.  The weather has been fantastic the past three months, and all of our neighborhoods have been busy and active across the city.  In late April and early May, we had a series of violent incidents take place, including … [read more]

July 1, 2012 8:41 AM

Besides a tad bit on the dry side, it has been a beautiful summer throughout the South District.  Our officers and detectives have been busy, though we have not been as busy some of the other MPD police districts.  What a lot of us have been busy with is attending or participating in … [read more]

June 1, 2012 8:29 AM

Vilas/Greenbush Burglaries We saw a spike in residential burglaries in the Vilas/Greenbush neighborhoods early in the year.  In attempts to educate those in the affected neighborhoods SCPT initiated several actions which included attending neighborhood association meetings, and … [read more]

May 1, 2012 8:33 AM

Monroe Street Recently there have been three instances where pedestrians have been struck by vehicles while crossing Monroe Street.  Given the high volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, it is imperative those using the roadway be cognizant of what is going on around them and allow … [read more]

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