West District Blotter

Tag: Community Policing

October 26, 2014 5:02 PM

MPD's five patrol districts do an annual community survey.  This is an opportunity for us to hear from citizens on what their concerns are, and on how we are doing as an agency.  The West District suvey always has a great return rate, and the results and comments are helpful.  So please take a … [read more]

October 1, 2014 5:11 PM

Citizens consistently are interested in more information sharing from MPD, so I will begin trying to share a monthly update on West District MPD incidents.  Officers responded to 4,320 incidents in the West District during the month of September.  This is an average of 144 incidents per … [read more]

September 8, 2014 11:08 AM

Residential burglaries have been one of the main issues that West District personnel have been working to address this year.  Earlier in the year, our residential burglary numbers in the West District were up (compared to 2013), particularly in a focused geographic area (along the Raymond Road … [read more]

September 8, 2014 9:53 AM

This fall, Chief Koval will be appearing at community forums in each of MPD's five districts.  The West District forum is scheduled for next Thursday (September 18) from 6pm - 7pm.  The forum will be at Our Redeemer Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd. (right across the street from the West District).  … [read more]

August 28, 2014 10:10 AM

The Good Shepherd Church on Raymond Road has been hosting a weekly "Princess Party" with young girls from the area.  This is an effort to get young girls involved in the community in a positive way.  West District Officer Theresa Taylor has been stopping out at the weekly parties to interact … [read more]

August 20, 2014 4:25 PM

Join fellow community and neighborhood leaders Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 4:30pm for the 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ [read more]

August 20, 2014 4:20 PM

Join fellow community and neighborhood leaders Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 4:30pm for the 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ [read more]

August 19, 2014 1:32 PM

Last weekend the Meadowood Neighborhood Association hosted their annual neighborhood festival at Meadowood Park.  West District officers stopped out to talk to residents and be part of the festival.  The event included live music and a community picnic, and the dunk tank was a big hit.  … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:34 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:29 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

July 25, 2014 1:26 PM

This week, MPD officers helped organize a 3 on 3 neighborhood basketball tournament in the Theresa/Hammersley area.  Officer Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area) worked with Coach Assad and the Mellowhood Foundation to make the event happen.  A number of other … [read more]

July 18, 2014 3:16 PM

This week, Officer Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area) organized a bike rodeo & repair event for kids in the neighborhood.   Off. Johnson, assisted by personnel from MPD and the City's Department of Transportation, repaired bikes, replaced damaged/worn … [read more]

July 8, 2014 2:22 PM

MPD officers go to great lengths to build relationships with residents in the communities where they work.  These connections pay dividends for the department, helping us work with residents to improve neighborhoods.  Earlier this week, Off. Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the … [read more]

June 16, 2014 5:07 PM

In 2011, the Madison Police Department formed the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).  The SIU reflected MPD's effort to utilize focused deterrence as an approach to crime prevention.  The concept recognizes that a relatively small number of offenders are responsible for a significant amount of … [read more]

March 24, 2014 3:30 PM

Last Thursday, the City hosted a community listening session for the Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhood.  Mayor Soglin, District 1 Alder Lisa Subeck, and members of the Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhood resource team participated.  The group met with residents to identify issues/concerns, and … [read more]

February 28, 2014 2:22 PM

A few weeks ago the Meadowood neighborhood gathered for a community supper., This is a regular occurrence for the neighborhood, and the event was held at Good Shepherd Church., The community supper is a great opportunity for neighbors to come together and get to know one another., Events like … [read more]

February 17, 2014 3:52 PM

A couple of weeks ago MPD Officer Caleb Johnson participated in the 2014 "Read Your Heart Out" event, reading to students at Falk elementary school. This is another great example of the work MPD officers do every day to build trust and establish relationships in the community.  Great … [read more]

December 13, 2013 1:39 PM

Unfortunately, the holiday shopping season also means an increase in the number of retail thefts that MPD officers respond to.  Some of these incidents involve sophisticated schemes, involving multiple people and stores.  Losses for businesses can run into the tens of thousands of … [read more]

November 7, 2013 2:40 PM

Residential burglaries continue to be an area of concern in the West District.  Taking some simple steps can help prevent you from becoming a victim: Keep your doors and windows locked, even while at home. Keep your garage door closed, and lock any door from the garage to the … [read more]

October 31, 2013 2:40 PM

Last week, the Balsam, Russett and Meadowood neighborhoods held a community supper.  About 135 people attended, and enjoyed spaghetti, salad and dessert.  The meal was held at Good Sheperd Church, and the theme of the night was promoting non-violence in the youth community. Officer Kraig … [read more]

August 13, 2013 3:44 PM

This summer, West District officers have been participating in the "Badges for Baseball" program taking place at the Allied Drive Boys & Girls Club and at Falk School.  "Badges for Baseball" is a juvenile crime prevention initiative that pairs police and kids together to plan and learn.  The … [read more]

August 6, 2013 10:41 AM

About 50 children and adults stopped out at Mohican Pass Triangle Park last Thursday to meet members of the MPD Mounted Patrol.  The event was a great opportunity to see the horses and learn about the MPD Mounted Patrol, while meeting their neighbors).   [read more]

July 30, 2013 3:55 PM

The Madison Police Mounted Patrol will be hosting a "community corral" this Thursday (August 1) at Mohican Pass Triangle Park (in the 1000 block of Mohican Pass).  This is a great opportunity to come out and meet your neighbors, with a chance to see the largest four-legged members of … [read more]

July 22, 2013 11:45 AM

The Meadowood Neighorbhood Association and "Our Meadowood" project coordinated an outdoor movie night last Friday evening at Meadowood Park.  This was a great opportunity for neighbors to get together and enjoy a beautiful summer evening.  The next movie night is scheduled for August 23.  The … [read more]

June 26, 2013 4:42 PM

Last week the first "Meet and Eat" event of the year was held in the Meadowood neighborhood.  Meet and Eat is an opportunity for neighbors to get together and meet, while enjoying some great food from some of Madison's best food carts.  The events are held on the West side of the Meadowood … [read more]

June 24, 2013 3:30 PM

In response to some citizen concerns about youths throwing rocks at bicyclists on the southwest bike path (near Allied Drive), officers from the West District community policing team provided the area with some extra attention last week.  In addition, officers knocked on doors in the … [read more]

June 17, 2013 11:27 AM

The West District had been receiving complaints about activity at an apartement complex in the district.  Complaints included reports of disturbances, loud noise, weapons offenses and drug activity.  In response, West District Community Policing Team officers set up an enforcement initiative … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

As we move into summer, West District officers have been reaching out to the community.  Warmer weather and the end of school typically bring more activity and demands for police services.  Officers have been speaking with citizens and emphasizing the fact that maintaining our safety and … [read more]

May 6, 2013 5:00 PM

On Sunday, the Madison Parks Department hosted their second annual "Big Rig" event at Elver Park.  This event is an opportunity for citizens to come out and see some of the equipment and vehicles used by City agencies.  MPD was well represented, with a few types of police vehicles being … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

As the hot summer winds down, the West District has been active.  The last few weeks have seen a number of weapons offenses in the district, particularly in the Theresa/Bettys and Balsam/Russett neighborhoods.  West District personnel continue to investigate these individual … [read more]

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