South District officers enjoyed attending our first "Fireside Five-Oh" chat last night at a home on Keyes Avenue. Thank you again to our hosts and to everyone who attended!
What is a "Fireside Five-Oh"? "Fireside Five-Oh" is a lot of things...it is a chat, a party, a conversation and a place of common ground. Mostly, it's a chance to get together to meet friends, neighbors and the local cops who work in your neighborhood.
At a "Fireside Five-Oh", you can talk about whatever is on your mind! Maybe it's a specific neighborhood concern or a curiosity about the men and women who choose to be Madison police officers. There is never a shortage of questions when it comes to policing!
You can invite anyone to a "Fireside Five-Oh". Your friends, family and neighbors are all welcome! One or two officers – the cops who work directly in your neighborhood also attend. A group of 8 to 14 guests plus the officers seems to work best.
The "Fireside Five-Oh" is held at your house because that is your turf – not ours. The idea is to make your guests feel at ease and to promote a more informal and meaningful conversation! If you are interested in hosting a "Fireside Five-Oh" or would like to learn more about the program, please contact your patrol liaison or the South District at 266-5938. You can also email me directly. Below is a picture from last night's "Fireside Five-Oh".