West District Blotter

Tag: Fireside Five-Oh

November 1, 2017 1:08 PM

Thanks to Officers Wipperfurth and Ward who were out on patrol last night in the Raymond Road area helping kids feel safe! [read more]

October 11, 2017 11:00 AM

Officers Charles Warren and Sam Ward recently paid a visit to Bright Beginnings Day School and were met with lots of smiles. The kids enjoyed seeing the squad cars, visiting with the officers and getting stickers! Please contact us if you would like a similar visit. [read more]

October 2, 2017 8:51 AM

“National Coffee with a Cop Day” Open House You’re invited to a special open house on Wednesday, October 4th to celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day! Stop in at Steep N Brew West (6656 Odana Road – Market Square Shopping Center) from 3:30 to 4:30pm to enjoy free coffee and treats and meet … [read more]

September 25, 2017 2:46 PM

Please join us Wednesday night from 4p-6p in the open area next to the Old National Bank on Raymond Rd. Along with free food grilled by officers and free books for the kids, we will have an exciting announcement! [read more]

September 25, 2017 8:07 AM

Midtown Update- I am sure most of you know we are constructing a new Midtown Police Station on Mineral Point at Westmorland on the site of the old Mount Olive Church. It has been sitting vacant for some time so for those of you who live nearby will happy to hear demolition is occurring! We … [read more]

August 22, 2017 4:03 PM

Officer Justin Nelsen is one of our West District Neighborhood Officers assigned to the Theresa/ Betty's/Park Edge/Park Ridge area. He recently organized a one day football camp at Edgewood for some kids who may not otherwise be able to attend. Here is what he had to say; ? Madison Police … [read more]

July 18, 2017 8:00 PM

A short while ago, another shooting occurred in the Mount Vernon Court area during daylight hours with citizens outside enjoying the warm weather. At this point, it appears as though a group of young males were shooting at another male who was on foot. I wish I could say that was all that … [read more]

May 23, 2017 12:39 PM

We recently received some exciting news that a Farmers Market will be coming to Elver Park this summer! There will be vendors, events, and different organizations represented. Please attend and support your local growers. Here is the news release: Elver Park Farmers Market Saturdays June … [read more]

May 19, 2017 11:11 AM

This past Tuesday, the West District felt some community love from the "We Support Madison Police" group. This is a group of citizens who were organized by Paula and Steve Fitzsimmons. They went out an solcited area businesses for food, beverage, cake and flower donations for the event. The … [read more]

May 16, 2017 7:31 AM

Each year, the Sauk Trails Optimist Club recognizes two West District MPD officers to be the "Officers of the Year" This year Detective Lindsey Ludden and Officer Dustin Pailing were recognized at a banquet held last week. Below is a short bio on each of them. Det Ludden has been employed by … [read more]

May 8, 2017 5:27 PM

Today has been a busy Monday! Lt. Hanson had the pleasure of meeting with members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 501 from Madison. They presented the WPD with a certificate recognizing us for "Demonstrating Americanism in our Community by flying the American Flag" We at the WPD are … [read more]

April 17, 2017 10:10 AM

Today, we profile one of our officers who also hold a law degree, Officer Brian Vandervest. Many of you know him as a regular at Coffee with a Cop. It is held everyThursday morning at 9am at Steep and Brew at 6656 Odana Rd. Anyone is welcome to join the group! Brian has been serving in … [read more]

March 8, 2017 2:53 PM

One of our K-9 Handlers, Officer Henry Wilson, holds badge #1. The significance of this is great. He was hired in 1984 and is now the most senior patrol officer at MPD. It is an honor that very few officers will ever achieve. No other officers will be assigned Badge #1 until Off. Wilson … [read more]

March 8, 2017 12:11 PM

As I am sure many of you know, the City Council voted last year to bring in a group to study the Madison Police Department. That group, OIR is taking public input now. We look forward to studying the results of the study. It is crucial that you give feedback as to how we are doing. We … [read more]

March 1, 2017 2:02 PM

I don't know how many of you realize we have a policing celebrity in our midst! Professor Herman Goldstein currently lives in our fantastic district. His roots in policing run long and deep. He is worth a Google search. He is considered the father of "Problem Oriented Policing" which for … [read more]

February 20, 2017 11:05 AM

On 02/17/17, memory care residents from Brookdale Senior Living Solutions Madison West stopped by WPD to deliver cookies to officers in the spirit of Random Act of Kindness Day. They arrived together in a bus. They invited officers to stop by anytime, especially for Sunday brunch and to play … [read more]

January 25, 2017 7:24 PM

Recently, Officer Ricardo Franco hosted a West District tour for a group of students and teachers from Costa Rica. It was reported that they all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Apparently lots of photos were taken. [read more]

January 20, 2017 10:15 AM

The Burglary Crime Unit, (BCU) is responsible for investigating both commercial and residential burglaries throughout the city. The unit consists of 4 Detectives, 1 Intelligence Officer, 1 Pawn Program Assistant and 1 Detective Sergeant. Due to a long term illness, the unit had to work 1 person … [read more]

January 18, 2017 1:48 PM

I want to take a moment to introduce myself to all of you. I was recently promoted to Captian by Chief Koval and I have now taken over as the West District Captain as of January 1, 2017. I am replacing Capt. Vic Wahl who was also promoted to Asst. Chief in charge of Investigative Services. I … [read more]

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