With the promotion of Mike Hanson to Captain of Police for the South District, we are excited to welcome Lt. Reggie Patterson to West PD. Lt. Patterson started his career with the Madison Police Department in 2006. As an officer, he worked Central nights patrol before joining the Crime Prevention Gang Unit. Lt. Patterson was a detective for seven years working financial crimes, the Violent Crime Unit and the Dane County Narcotics Task Force. Prior to becoming the West District Patrol Lieutenant, Lt Patterson worked as the Fifth Detail Officer in Charge. He has been involved in several community and department initiatives such as the Financial Abuse Special Team (FAST), Racial Disparity Impact Committee, and is currently Co-coordinator for the Madison Police Department Peer Support Team. Lt. Patterson has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.