Join MPD at National Night Out events all across the city

MADISON, Wis. -- The Madison Police Department and other city leaders are looking to build a sense of community through National Night Out.

The nationwide movement is held every August to promote partnerships between officers and those they serve.

The Madison Police Department is hosting its family-friendly celebration this Thursday at Warner Park. Attendees will have the chance to interact with our K-9 team, mounted patrol unit, drone team and other special groups within our department as well as other community organizations.

“The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors. This event brings people together with the goal of improving public safety through community partnerships,” said Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes.

When and where is the main event being held?

Aug. 3
Warner Park
Outside Mallards Stadium
4 – 7 p.m.

Who will all be at the Warner Park event?
Capitol K-9
Madison Mounted Patrol
Madison Drone Team
Burglary Crime Unit
Madison Community Policing Foundation
Other law enforcement agencies
Madison Fire Department
Big Brothers Big Sisters
National Guard
Operation Fresh Start
Journey Mental Health
Madison Area Crime Stoppers
Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center/DCI
911 Call enter
Reach a Child
Chiro One Wellness

Where else can you celebrate National Night Out?
New this year, a community organization in all six of the city’s patrol districts will be hosting some type of celebration.

Chief Barnes, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and other city leaders will take a trolley tour of the city Thursday, stopping at several of these events.

North District
East Madison Community Center
4-7 p.m.
Hosted by Truax Neighborhood Association

Lerdahl Park
5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Lerdahl Neighborhood Association

South District
Penn Park
11:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by Goodman Library

Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Center
5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Association

East District
Meadowlands Apartments
5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Meadowlands Apartments

Salvation Army
5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Darbor-Worthington Neighborhood Association

West District
Meadowood Park
3-6 p.m.
Hosted by Meadowood Health Partner

Central District
Peace Park
5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Madison Central Business Improvement District

Orton Park
5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Community Walk

Midtown District
Luna’s Market
5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Miriam and Joe Maldonado

Westmorland Park
5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Midvale Heights Community Association

You can learn more about the National Night Out movement by clicking on this link.