Police Blotter

Tag: Community Outreach

July 11, 2019 3:00 PM

Want to learn how to make your home and personal property less tempting to thieves? Then join us for the next Good Neighbor Night! Learn more about the most common types of property crimes that occur in Madison Discover tips and low-cost ways you can deter thieves when you're asleep … [read more]

July 10, 2019 1:25 PM

Come support local heroes prior to the Forward Madison FC match! Come celebrate "The Battle of the Badges" as we take on the Madison Fire Department in a charity soccer match at Breese Stevens Field! Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Friends of MSCR. Charity match is set for 5:00pm with gates … [read more]

July 3, 2019 4:25 PM

As summertime reaches its peak so does property crime. The Madison Police Department and Madison Area Crime Stoppers have a few tips on how to keep you and your family safe this summer. Be aware of what’s happening in the neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and look out for one … [read more]

July 3, 2019 2:44 PM

Between calls for service, Police Officer Michelle Roof often stops out at south and west side basketball courts to interact with the youth. Realizing the uniform can sometimes be a barrier, she set out to find a different way to break the ice with the aspiring NBA stars. With rising summer … [read more]

May 22, 2019 3:20 PM

Southside Soccer Series The Southside Soccer Series is a free soccer camp for kids in Dane County. This year will be the fifth consecutive year that Amigos en Azul will be hosting this event in the City of Madison. Join us on June 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Leopold … [read more]

May 2, 2019 4:39 PM

Last month, MPD’s community outreach unit was contacted by a case manager for adults with disabilities. The case manager explained that someone she supported was interested in everything related to first responders. The community outreach team hosted Ryan (pictured, in backward hat) at … [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]

March 20, 2019 2:22 PM

MSCR Meadowood Neighborhood Center Teams with Madison Police for Paper Drive Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) and the Madison Police Department are holding a paper drive for families who use the Meadowood Neighborhood Center Food Pantry. The pantry serves about 75 families in … [read more]

March 6, 2019 5:39 PM

Tuesday, March 5th marked the date of our third annual East Madison Chili Cook-off. North District officers collaborated with East Madison Community Center in the Truax Neighborhood to bring food, fun and festivities to the community. At least twelve big pots o’ chili fed a crowd of about a … [read more]

February 21, 2019 2:36 PM

These days it's easy to do just about everything from behind a screen. We shop online, text and chat with friends and neighbors on apps or on social media, and now we can even use our smartphones to talk to someone at our front door! While all of this technology can be very useful and even … [read more]

February 11, 2019 11:26 AM

Are you interested in neighborhood safety? Then please join us for Good Neighbor Night to learn how you can start or join a Good Neighbor Project! Get all the details about this MPD community safety program Learn from community members who will share creative ideas to help you get to … [read more]

February 6, 2019 5:19 PM

After a 2-week hiatus due to the cold, the West Side Boxing program is back on track this evening at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center. West District Officers Justin Nelsen and Cruz Ramirez run the program in partnership with the Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation and the Madison Community Policing … [read more]

December 11, 2018 11:09 AM

Carjacking Safety Tips: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim A carjacking is one of the scariest things that can ever happen to a driver. It’s a violent crime that involves stealing a car by force, often at gunpoint or knifepoint. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, an average of … [read more]

November 19, 2018 10:50 AM

It's that time of year again when we come home to front porches full of boxes from online retailers where we find all of the best deals from the convenience of ordering from our phones. This joyous occasion is also the favorite time of year for #PorchPirates. These adventurous thieves feast … [read more]

November 9, 2018 2:00 PM

Today, Neighborhood Officer Ray Gillard organized a great networking event at Orchard Ridge Elementary. He had various stations for the kids to visit and to better understand our role in the community. Our citizen partners also spoke about what programs and activities are available for kids in … [read more]

November 7, 2018 9:45 AM

Over the years Officer Putter has seen it all. Putter has assisted with many community outreach events as well as old crime prevention programs such as DARE and McGruff. After 20+ years serving the Madison community and its police department, Putter decided to retire from what he loved … [read more]

October 11, 2018 10:54 AM

This week, I have received over half a dozen emails and phone calls from citizens who are upset and frustrated by the auto thefts, burgaries and theft from autos going on. I have heard, "I don't feel safe, my kids aren't safe, what is MPD doing about it?" I just want you all to know, we share … [read more]

September 26, 2018 8:13 PM

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September 25, 2018 9:12 AM

Hello Central, On 9/12, a cadre of MPD folks including MHO’s (Mental Health Officer) Andy Naylor and Ryan Jennison and CORE Officers Jodi Nelson and Deon Johnson attended ‘lunch with a cop’ at the Off the Square Club. Thanks to the generosity of the Madison Community Policing Foundation, … [read more]

August 30, 2018 1:34 PM

Today (8/30/18), from 12:00PM until 3:00PM, the Madison South Police District along with the Early Childhood Learning Center will be hosting a back to school BBQ! Please stop by for burgers, hot dogs, and games to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. The location is the front … [read more]

August 29, 2018 12:56 PM

Goodbye Summer. Hello Fall. It's that time of year again. While we are busy getting back into school-mode, it's even more important to put safety first. Here are some quick and easy #Back2SchoolSAFETYTIPS for us all: Head Up Phone Down Never Dart Out In Front Of … [read more]

August 24, 2018 11:06 AM

The City of Madison has created a website dedicated to information and updates about local flooding. The website is regularly updated with maps, road closures and other information for motorists and property owners. Please use this site to stay safe and … [read more]

August 17, 2018 10:08 AM

Dominic was a 5 year old boy who was tragically killed after being hit by a vehicle on the west side. Dominic would have been starting kindergarten this fall and was really looking forward to starting school. After his death, Dominic’s family requested people donate backpacks and school … [read more]

August 16, 2018 5:57 PM

Hello, During the evening of 8/15, Central CPT joined forces with the Salvation Army and MSCR to take some families who receive needed services out for a Pontoon Ride on Lake Monona. By all accounts it was a beautiful night and a fun time for the families who participated and … [read more]

August 9, 2018 9:30 AM

Another great year of Vera Court Rocket Club is in the books. Over 40 kids had a blast building and launching model rockets. On launch day, the budding rocket scientists were assisted by members of MPD’s CORE team and by Neighborhood Officers Alex, and Dex. [read more]

August 6, 2018 9:30 AM

Fun for the whole family! Madison Police invite you to join us and other first responders at Madison’s National Night Out, Tuesday, August 7 from 5 pm until 8 at Warner Park. Come meet the everyday heroes who work to keep Madison a safe and healthy community. Police and Fire personnel will be … [read more]

June 28, 2018 11:24 AM

Nationwide, young people are gaining access to guns that can be used under a variety of unlawful circumstances, from committing armed robberies to causing mass casualties within their school communities. We have seen examples here in Madison of the dangerous consequences associated with not … [read more]

June 27, 2018 8:12 AM

The 2018 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9AM-4PM at the Monona Terrace. The Neighborhood Conference is an opportunity for residents, the business community, policy makers, and other stakeholders to come together to learn, share, and network … [read more]

June 19, 2018 4:47 PM

All, Please see the below information and link to a questionnaire. 2018 City-Wide Neighborhood Conference – Tell Us What is Important? Complete by Friday, July 6 (Circulate Widely) The 2018 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference will take place on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, … [read more]

June 11, 2018 4:20 PM

On Tuesday, 6/12/2018, The Madison Police Department has been fortunate enough to host a celebrity. Many would think of a celebrity for being great in performing music or television/movies, but Tyler “Donut Boy” Carach is a celebrity for genuine care, concern, and kindness. 10-year-old Tyler … [read more]

May 15, 2018 1:33 PM

In 2017 the West District Med Drop took in over 1,110 pounds of medications in the Med Drop box in our lobby! That is 1100 pounds of medicene that is now not in the hands of children in the district. Please keep us in mind when you are looking for a location to dispose of your meds. [read more]

May 3, 2018 1:36 PM

Our next offering (free) of our Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 from 6-8pm at our Training Center (5702 Femrite Drive). This training is open to all members of the greater Madison community, although this is a mature topic and the … [read more]

May 2, 2018 2:43 PM

Friday May 11 is Blood Pressure Awareness Day, there will be free blood pressure screenings at the Meadowridge Public Library parking lot from 10a-2p. For questions, contact Sheray Wallace at sherayw@yahoo.com [read more]

April 23, 2018 11:32 AM

What: DDATS is an acronym for Data Driven Approaches to Traffic Safety. #DDATS is derived from a nationwide law enforcement strategy aimed at reducing traffic accidents through high visibility policing and citizen contact. Unlike DDACTS, MPD's method has been customized not to include crime … [read more]

April 12, 2018 6:07 PM

This week, officers from the North District shared a round-robin open house of sorts with our friends at the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin. In recognition of National Donate Life Month, we were honored to tour the nearby Eye Bank. The great staff there are quietly doing incredible work giving the … [read more]

April 6, 2018 12:00 PM

Officers Stephanie Nelson and Jessica Wolf helped organize an art class for kids at Centro Hispano on Madison's southside earlier this week. The kids had a lot of fun experimenting with different art supplies and hanging out with the cops. The kids even made their own badges! [read more]

March 19, 2018 6:02 PM

Seems like the number one question people in the North District are asking this week is, “who won the Chili Cook-off?” They are referring of course to the second annual Great Chili Cook-off sponsored by our friends at the East Madison Community Center. Held in support of Nutrition Education … [read more]

February 24, 2018 2:39 PM

Come to the Cabaret my friend..... The Madison Police Department North District is pleased to host Chief Koval's next Community Forum. On Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30 until 8 pm, The Chief and North District staff will be on hand to meet our neighbors and listen and respond to issues of … [read more]

February 23, 2018 1:02 PM

Chief Koval is hosting community forums, starting February 27 (and goes through May), throughout our community. These are opportunities for you to listen to the Chief talk about crime trends and our initiatives. You will also hear from some of our speciality units such as the Violent Crime … [read more]

January 26, 2018 7:57 AM

Here are the 2017 West District Calls for Service (CFS) stats. Your officers serviced 48,904 CFS in 2017, that is an average of 137 CFS per day, just in the west district. By time of day: By day of week: [read more]

December 20, 2017 1:09 PM

A number of groups and people have worked together to bring better access to health care to the Meadowood Neighborhood. The partners include, Meadowridge Library, Today Not Tomorrow, Inc- Project Babies, Meadowood Neighborhood Center and Neighborhood Connectors. Access Community Health … [read more]

December 15, 2017 11:47 AM

At least a dozen cars had their windows shattered (probably in a drive-by with BB guns or similar) in the Meadowood Dr, Monticello Wy, Leland Rd, Thrush Ln areas overnight between 8pm on 12-14-17 and 6am on 12-15-17. We have extra patrols in the area but we need your help! Please be on the … [read more]

November 15, 2017 7:27 PM

MPD is following in the footsteps of the Savannah-Chatham Police Department, among others nationwide, which just started a social media campaign called #NighlyLockup to remind people of the importance of LOCKING THEIR DOORS, specifically their car doors. The City of Madison has … [read more]

November 1, 2017 1:16 PM

Thanks to Officers Ward and Wipperfurth for helping the kids feel safe last night! [read more]

November 1, 2017 12:58 PM

This blog profiles Officer Andy Slawek. This year will mark Andy’s 10th year at the West District Police Department, with a total of 22 years as a police officer. Previous to working in the West District, Andy worked for eight years as a TEST officer (Traffic Enforcement Safety Team). Andy … [read more]

October 27, 2017 9:23 AM

I’m the Darbo Worthington Neighborhood Officer. I’ve been with MPD since 2008 and have been a patrol officer on various shifts and districts. I have also served on the south and west community policing teams. I’m a medic on the Special Events Team and I instruct on multiple topics in the … [read more]

October 27, 2017 9:22 AM

My name is Amanda Analla and I have been with the City of Madison Police Department for nine years. During that time I have mainly worked patrol and spent time working nights in the Central and East District. I have also worked afternoon hours on the South side. I was a member of the South … [read more]

October 24, 2017 1:20 PM

“Of all the opportunities there are to give back to the Madison community, one of my favorites is one-on-one mentoring where I have the chance to truly have a positive impact on someone,” says Community Outreach Officer Tyler Grigg. In its 2nd year, Bigs in Blue is a mentoring program that … [read more]

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