West District Blotter

Tag: Community Events

June 7, 2018 1:52 PM

Today officers from MPD, Dane County Sheriff, Verona, Town of Madison, Middleton, State Patrol and others participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Some people run several miles, some bike all the way to Stevens Point and or to Portage. This is a fund raiser for … [read more]

May 18, 2018 10:29 AM

Along with our horses, the Captial K-9 group was at the Police Appreciation event, along with K-9 handler Jim Donnell and his trusty partner. [read more]

May 18, 2018 10:09 AM

On Tuesday, a group of volunteers hosted a Police Appreciation event in honor of Police Week. It was a huge success with over a 100 community members and officers attending. A special thanks goes out to the volunteers who made it happen, Paula Fitzsimmons, Sister Ann McCullough, Cindy … [read more]

May 2, 2018 2:43 PM

Friday May 11 is Blood Pressure Awareness Day, there will be free blood pressure screenings at the Meadowridge Public Library parking lot from 10a-2p. For questions, contact Sheray Wallace at sherayw@yahoo.com [read more]

December 20, 2017 1:09 PM

A number of groups and people have worked together to bring better access to health care to the Meadowood Neighborhood. The partners include, Meadowridge Library, Today Not Tomorrow, Inc- Project Babies, Meadowood Neighborhood Center and Neighborhood Connectors. Access Community Health … [read more]

December 14, 2017 9:47 AM

Some of our faithful Coffee with a Cop members came bearing gifts for officers today! The coffee from Steep and Brew (thanks Saad) and snacks are much appreciated by all the officers at the West District! Please remember the CWAC group meets on Thursday's at 9am at Steep and Brew at 6656 … [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]

August 24, 2017 12:59 PM

Several of us from MPD were fortunate to take part in the first annual (I hope) Back to School Picnic that was organized by Officer Theresa Magyera and Jenifer Vondrak from the West Middleton Elementary School. As I mentioned in previous blogs, there are about 140 kids who live in The … [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]

July 3, 2017 12:57 PM

Every Saturday throughout the summer there is a farmers market being held at Elver Park from 8a-noon. This week, some of the West Police District Command Staff will be hosting a tent for questions and a meet and greet. Please stop by for a cup of coffee on us! [read more]

June 1, 2017 1:28 PM

Recently, members of our West Community Policing Team spent time at Little Blessings Preschool, reading with the kids and educating them about Police Officers and our role in the community. They discussed personal safety, when to use 911, and helped the kids the understand the importance of … [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 3:39 PM

Sunday, we were blessed to have a life group from Blackhawk Church choose the WPD to do a community service project with! Blue sky and relatively warm weather ruled the day (along with donuts and bagels). Both young and old chipped in with weed pulling, mulching and pruning, and as the old … [read more]

March 16, 2017 3:56 PM

MPD has partnered with Carbon World Health introducing youth to fitness training. CWH has a series called Why Not Me in which they bring in major athletes to speak. This time they brought in Caylin Moore and allowed MPD to invite neighborhood kids from the West Side to meet with him. He … [read more]

March 3, 2017 9:51 AM

Yesterday was the National Read Across America Day which celebrates reading. A number of our officers took part in different schools around the city. Here are a few pictures with Off. Luedtke, Off. Magyera and Asst. Chief Williams. The reports from these officers and Asst. Chief, were very … [read more]

February 24, 2017 8:13 AM

Yesterday we had a fantastic multi agency discussion at Steep and Brew on Odana Rd. with some interested citizens, Off. Brian Vandervest and Sheriff Dave Mahoney. Thanks again to Steep and Brew for hosting, this is a weekly event occurring every Thursday at 9am if you are interested in … [read more]

February 24, 2017 7:38 AM

Some photos attached from our Safe Communities event last Saturday Feb 18, at the Boys AND Girls Club on Allied. Chief Koval was present, and there was a lively discussion in Spanish with PO Zulma Franco. Immigration Attorney Ramona Natera was present to answer questions as well. There were … [read more]

October 6, 2016 9:25 AM

Yesterday, a group of citizens hosted an MPD appreciation event at the West District station. Over the course of the afternoon, citizens stopped in to meet with officers and enjoy some food. It was a great opportunity for officers and citizens to engage and enjoy a bite to eat. The event … [read more]

September 16, 2016 3:47 PM

Don’t Miss Out! Register Today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/neighborhood-conferences-and-roundtables/1611/ 2016 Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference: People-Places-Possibilities, Saturday, October 8, 2016, Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, One John Nolen … [read more]

September 14, 2016 10:16 AM

Chief Koval will hold two community forums in the West District this fall: September 29, 6p - 7:30p at the West Madison Senior Center (602 Sawyer Terrace) October 3, 7p - 8:30p at Good Shepherd Church (5701 Raymond Road) Please stop out and meet with the Chief! [read more]

August 22, 2016 3:54 PM

Last week the "Connections" event was held in the Tree/Wexford neighborhood. This is a community event that has been taking place yearly for more than a decade. MPD was well-represented at the event, with the K9 unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, and West District Community Policing Team participating. … [read more]

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