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February 20, 2020 2:44 PM

Recently a group from the MPD K9 unit went to Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania and selected our three newest K9 candidates. Officers Sarah Boespflug, Andrew Strachota, and Josh Bower will be headed back in March to begin their handler training with them and will be returning after a … [read more]

April 22, 2019 10:52 AM

WEST COMMUNITY ACADEMY Come learn more about the Madison Police Department! PRICE? FREE with incentives to come! Snacks will be provided! WHO? Any adult over the age of 18 WHEN? Four Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/13 from 5:30-7:00PM *Each Monday will be a new, in-depth topic … [read more]

January 23, 2019 12:01 PM

The Madison Police Department proudly announces the newest member of its K9 Unit, Patton. K9 Patton is an almost two-year-old German Shepherd who was born in the Poland. Patton is handled by Officer Nick Eull and replaces Officer Eull’s former partner, K9 Frees, who retired recently. Patton … [read more]

December 20, 2018 9:56 AM

A message from Capital K9s: On behalf of Capital K9s and the Madison Police Department, we are writing to you today asking for your help to s-t-r-e-t-c-h our Capital K9 dollars as far as possible! A vendor we hope to purchase another K9 from -- F.M. K9 -- is running a … [read more]

August 20, 2018 12:32 PM

The Madison Police Department proudly announces the newest member of its K9 Unit, Bowie. K9 Bowie is a three-year-old Belgian Malinois who was born in the Netherlands. Bowie is handled by Officer Eric Disch and replaces Officer Disch's former partner, K9 Jagger, who retired earlier this … [read more]

April 3, 2017 11:28 AM

On 3/22/17, at 10:39 PM, officers were sent to an address on Curry Parkway for a person calling our dispatch center expressing paranoid thoughts and having difficulty communicating his address. Officers were able to locate the individual, take him into protective custody and transport him to … [read more]

March 8, 2017 2:53 PM

One of our K-9 Handlers, Officer Henry Wilson, holds badge #1. The significance of this is great. He was hired in 1984 and is now the most senior patrol officer at MPD. It is an honor that very few officers will ever achieve. No other officers will be assigned Badge #1 until Off. Wilson … [read more]

December 6, 2016 2:23 PM

Officer Henry Wilson and K9 Boris had two significant calls for service recently that help demonstrate our police dog's incredible capabilities. Officer Wilson and Boris tracked and located an armed robbery suspect and later located key evidence in another incident. On November 21, 2016, a … [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]

July 25, 2016 8:56 AM

On July 15th, at approximately 10:22 pm, Madison police officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The car was slow to pull over. When it finally did stop the front seat passenger fled immediately from the traffic stop. Officers immediately set up a perimeter around the area … [read more]

June 21, 2016 8:32 AM

Last evening, Officer Nick Eull and K9 Frees were dispatched to assist with a weapons offense investigation. What had started out with two juveniles physically fighting in a nearby park escalated into a stabbing. After the initial fight was over, the juveniles involved returned to the 6700 … [read more]

June 3, 2016 9:50 AM

Officer Jason Baumgart and his K9 partner, Allied, just recently graduated from their 6 week handlers course and another week of in-house training before "hitting the streets." The team has already had a couple of noteworthy cases in less than two weeks of working in patrol. The team was … [read more]

April 25, 2016 11:24 AM

Officer Baumgart and I continued our training this last week with our K9 partners, Allied and Carl, respectively. We continue to progress in our training. Our training week began with searching in a working jail. We both did searches, Carl and I searching for explosives, and Allied and Jason … [read more]

April 12, 2016 7:46 PM

Officer Baumgart and I continue to progress in our training with K9 Allied and K9 Carl. As I've mentioned, the training continues to build for both the handlers and the dogs. Much progress was made this week and there is much more to learn! I'm not sure exactly what the weather has been … [read more]

April 6, 2016 6:02 AM

Our second week of training continued to build on the foundation of the first week of training. In addition to the obedience and searches (explosives and narcotics), we began tracking people. Carl and Allied (and their handlers) had a busy week. To give you some examples of these different … [read more]

March 28, 2016 7:29 PM

Officer Jason Baumgart and I are currently at Shallow Creek Kennels, Sharpsville, PA, going through a six week handlers course getting the Madison's Police Department's two newest canines, Carl, a single purpose bomb dog and, Allied, a dual purpose patrol dog. This is Officer Baumgart's first … [read more]

November 3, 2015 1:05 PM

Several of the City of Madison's K9 teams were recognized with state awards at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association's(WLECHA) annual working conference. In all, five teams were nominated for awards and three teams were selected as winners in their respective … [read more]

October 9, 2015 2:25 PM

At approximately 7:57 pm on 9/27/15, Madison police officers were sent to a commercial burglar alarm at Macy's, 702 N. Midvale Blvd, for a report of two burglars inside the store. Officer Eric Disch and his K9 partner, Jagger, responded to assist with the call. They are MPD's newest K9 … [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]

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