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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 9, 2016 8:54 AM

Langdon NPO Recognizes UW Greek Life Student Community Service As I complete my third school year as the Langdon Neighborhood Officer, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the actions of a certain community that doesn’t always get the recognitions that they deserve. Although national … [read more]

July 13, 2015 10:45 AM

A citizen sent an email to us with the following note of appreciation for the officer. "I saw an officer try to buy a supposedly homeless man some pizza around 7:15pm today. The shop put it on the house, but I just wanted to make a note because this is really what makes me feel comfortable in … [read more]

July 1, 2015 12:26 PM

Both commissioned and civilian employees of the MPD receive recognition both internally and externally. Citizens reach out to us via letters, emails and phone calls to share their appreciation for MPD. A local citizen recently sent us a link to his blog with thanks for the MPD. We thought we … [read more]

May 7, 2015 1:19 PM

We would like to share the following email that was submitted to MPD today. Regardless of the situation MPD strives to provide quality customer services skills to everyone in our community! Thanks for the feedback, we very much appreciate it! "Regretfully, I was driving above the speeding … [read more]

February 25, 2015 9:25 AM

A shout-out to Officer Don Penly and Mental Health Officer Joanna Hollenback for the following recognition they received from St. Mary's Hospital. "Hi, I am one of the ED social workers at St. Mary's hospital and have had the pleasure of working with officers Joanna Hollenback and Don Penly … [read more]

December 2, 2014 11:44 AM

A citizen sent a compliment to MPD with a message of thanks for Officer Payne. He said that after the Badger game on the 29th, he and his friends ended up in a conversation with him. The citizen described it as "one of the most honest and respectful conversations I've had with a police … [read more]

November 10, 2014 11:43 AM

A citizen sent an email to MPD regarding Officer Steve Chvala. The email states that he was stopped for speeding recently and that Officer Chvala was more than professional and well spoken during the traffic stop. He said that Officer Chvala was able to explain all aspects of the ticket and … [read more]

October 31, 2014 8:51 AM

A citizen sent a letter to MPD applauding the efforts of Officer William Needelman and Officer Derek Huber. The citizen's wife suffers from dementia and walked away from their residence in the early hours one morning. She entered a hotel nearby and the staff called police to … [read more]

October 7, 2014 1:26 PM

A citizen emailed MPD with a compliment for Officer Mark Allen which stated the following:   "Early Sunday morning, officer Mark Allen (2772) responded to a call from passer-byes reporting an old injured dog walking in the gutter. He responded quickly and took her the emergency vet … [read more]

September 18, 2014 3:27 PM

Our Department received a nice note from one of our citizen's recognizing our K9 Unit.  Their recognition is as follows:   "The K-9 unit came to train with some of our senior residents and it was fantastic! Officer Wilson really went out of his way to make the residents feel … [read more]

September 16, 2014 3:11 PM

A citizen emailed our Department with a compliment for one of our officers that we wanted to share.    Thank you to Tammi Droessler #2702 for assisting me when I had a heart attack on West Main Street on May 6th this year. Ms. Droessler also visited me in the rehab during my … [read more]

September 8, 2014 12:35 PM

A citizen recently reached out to our Department with appreciation and recognition of great work by one of our officers.  Their note reads as follows:   "On Wed, 8/19 at around 1 a.m., I called 9-1-1 to report what I believed to be a break-in next door. Believing my neighbors to be on … [read more]

August 27, 2014 12:24 PM

A compliment was recently emailed to our Department with appreciation for our Amigos en Azul officers.  The compliment, from the Catholic Multiculural Center, stated the following: "Thank you so much for participating in our “Celebrate CMC” event! Kids and adults alike had fun talking with … [read more]

August 20, 2014 1:45 PM

A citizen recently emailed us a compliment for our West District.  The message reads as follows: “Kudos to the West District PD!!  Just read the report on the Meadowood District Neighborhood Festival. Such an excellent way to interact with the community-it has been so disheartening to … [read more]

August 18, 2014 10:34 AM

MPD Officer Michael Martin recently received recognition from a citizen about the service he was provided when he called 911.  We want to recognize Officer Martin for his exemplary service he provided to not only this citizen but for the service he provides every day he comes to work for the … [read more]

July 31, 2014 2:07 PM

The West District received a compliment from a citizen that we wanted to share with you: "I have seen many officers on my street recently, reaching out to children & other citizens. Some officers even encourage kids who are playing sports. This is really helping our neighborhood & … [read more]

July 31, 2014 1:49 PM

A citizen recently called our Department to express their sincere gratitude towards one of our officers - Officer Sue Krause.  The citizen explained that Officer Krause went above and beyond her call of duty when it came to a recent situation.  She said that while finding herself in the … [read more]

July 24, 2014 11:38 AM

Madison Police Officer Jesse Harman recently received recognition from a citizen.  We also want to recognize Officer Harman for his excellent service.  Here is what the citizen had to say: "I wanted to give praise to Officer Jesse Harman who is out of the North Precinct. I own rental … [read more]

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