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October 2, 2023 1:01 PM

Hello Midtown, Property crime impacts just about everyone and, can be stubbornly persistent. However, there are things we can do to reduce and prevent it. And I do mean WE! Please take a look at the below link to help us (and you) prevent property crime. Thank you and happy … [read more]

July 25, 2023 8:21 AM

Dear Midtown Residents, We wanted to share with our constituents that the Midtown District Station will be hosting “Office Hours” for anyone who wants to come in and chat with a Midtown commander. Why “Office Hours?” Because we want to make ourselves available to you, our … [read more]

June 6, 2022 9:32 AM

Hello Midtown, Attached is a link outlining our 2022 Summer Traffic Plan. /police/blog/documents/Trafficplanblotter.docx Thank you and drive safely! Captain Jason Freedman Midtown Police District [read more]

May 31, 2022 1:01 PM

Hello Midtown! Please see the below link providing information on the 2022 MPD Summer Strategic Plan. Thank you and be well, Captain Freedman /police/blog/documents/Hello%20Midtown(2).docx [read more]

March 1, 2022 3:29 PM

On Friday, Feb 25, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project focusing on OWI, Speeding, and other hazardous violations. The project was conducted from 8:00 PM until midnight on the W. Beltline Hwy near Fish Hatchery Rd. During this project … [read more]

February 22, 2022 10:50 AM

On Monday, 2/21/2022, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project focusing on Speeding, Seat Belt Violations, and other hazardous violations. The project was conducted from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM on the W. Beltline Hwy near Old Sauk Rd. During … [read more]

January 25, 2022 12:26 PM

This morning, Officers from the Madison Police Department, including members of TEST (Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team), braved the bitter cold and conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project in the 6000 block of University Ave (by Allen Blvd), focusing on speeding, seat belt use, and … [read more]

November 5, 2021 11:54 AM

Last night, 11/4/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on the W Beltline Hwy near Old Sauk Rd focusing on speeding, seat belt use, and other hazardous violations. The project was conducted from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. During this project … [read more]

August 26, 2021 8:14 AM

Yesterday, Wednesday, 8/25/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on the W. Beltline Hwy near Whitney Way. Officers focused on speeding and other hazardous traffic violations. During the project officers conducted a total of 29 … [read more]

August 18, 2021 11:32 AM

On Tuesday, 8/18/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on the W Beltline Hwy. Officers focused on speeding and other hazardous traffic violations. During the project officers conducted a total of 23 stops. All vehicles stopped were … [read more]

August 11, 2021 5:58 PM

Tonight Officers from the Madison Police Department will be conducting an enhanced enforcement project on the John Nolen Dr. Officers will be focussing on speeding and other hazardous driving behaviors. According to NHTSA: While Americans drove less in 2020 due to the pandemic, NHTSA's … [read more]

July 29, 2021 1:28 PM

Hello Midtown Please see the below link with a Strategic Plan Update Thank you! /police/blog/documents/MSP3(1).pdf [read more]

July 28, 2021 5:55 PM

Today, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on University Ave near N Brooks St. Officers were focusing on speeding and other hazardous driving in an area with significant pedestrian and bicycle activity. During the project officers made a total … [read more]

July 28, 2021 8:50 AM

On Tuesday, 7/27/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on the W Beltline Hwy near Whitney way. During this project officers were focused on speeding and other hazardous moving violations. From 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Officres conducted a … [read more]

July 26, 2021 9:37 AM

This week, Officers from the Madison Police Department will be conducting enhanced enforcement projects throughout the city. While traffic enforcement will occur in other areas of the city as well, we have projects scheduled to focus on hazardous driving in the area of E Washington Ave, Hwy 30, … [read more]

July 25, 2021 1:56 PM

On Wednesday, 7/21/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on the Beltline. The project focused on speeding and other hazardous driving behaviors. During the project officers conducted a total of 24 stops, 22 of which were for speeding and 2 … [read more]

July 22, 2021 1:54 PM

Overnight (7/21/22 – 7/22/21) there was a rash of burglaries in the Orchard Ridge Neighborhood in the City of Madison. Suspect(s) entered homes through unlocked back porches as well as by forced entry. The first burglary was reported a little after 2:00 am on the 5500 block of Barton Road with … [read more]

July 9, 2021 10:07 AM

Please see the attached! /police/blog/documents/MSP2.pdf [read more]

July 9, 2021 7:38 AM

Hello Midtown, In addition to our ongoing strategic plan work on enforcing dangerous driving, we get assistance from our TEST (Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team) and other officers. On 7/8, a group of officers worked a speed wave traffic safety initiative on WB Belt/ Whitney. … [read more]

July 8, 2021 9:51 AM

Yesterday, 7/7/2021, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on the W Beltline Hwy. From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. officers conducted a total of 34 stops focussing on speeding an other hazardous traffic violations. All speeding stops were made … [read more]

July 6, 2021 3:05 PM

As part of Madison Police Department's continued furtherance of Vision Zero -striving to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries- MPD's TEST team and officers participated in a grant on University Ave at Brooks St. From 7 am to 11 am, officers worked this area focusing on pedestrian safety. … [read more]

July 1, 2021 3:05 PM

Hello Midtown, As we move through the summer, and in line with our Midtown Strategic Plan, we are paying particular attention to crime trends and data--where, when, how, and (when possible) who are committing the crimes. While we have enjoyed substantial reductions in two of our three … [read more]

June 21, 2021 1:55 PM

On June 10th Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on the Beltline. From 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. officers conducted a total of 28 stops (27 were for speeding and 1 was for 'Failing to Slow/Move Over for Emergency Vehicle'). The highest speed … [read more]

June 18, 2021 10:27 AM

On Wednesday 6/16 a traffic project was done from 2pm-6pm in the 6000 block of University Ave. This location was selected as this area parallels a heavily used bike path, is at an uncontrolled crosswalk and is just west of several uncontrolled crosswalks. Addressing hazardous driving is a … [read more]

June 5, 2021 2:16 PM

Hello Midtown! Every year, MPD recognizes our people--civilian and sworn--and citizens whose actions and work went above and beyond. 2020 was no exception, and during the pandemic and the tumult of the protests, Midtown officers were involved in several major incidents, during which they … [read more]

June 3, 2021 9:44 AM

Please see the attached PDF and video containing information about Midtown's Summer Strategic Plan MidtownSummerStrategicPlan [read more]

May 18, 2021 9:21 AM

Currently officers are conducting an enhanced enforcement project in the downtown area focussing on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety. Officers are stopping motorists who are failing to yield to pedestrian's as they attempt to cross our busy downtown streets. Vehicles are required to stop for … [read more]

March 24, 2021 11:46 AM

Hello Midtown! On April 8th, 2021, at 7pm, Alder Furman is hosting a public safety focused community meeting, including discussion on recent gun violence in the Midtown District. Midtown and West Police Command will attend, along with Anthony Cooper Sr. from Focused Interruption. To get … [read more]

March 18, 2021 12:25 PM

Hello Midtown District! Despite the recent snow, spring is coming! Along with warmer weather, MMSD recently announced the return to in-person learning. The change of season and the re-opening of schools provide opportunities and challenges for Midtown PD and our district residents, and I want … [read more]

January 28, 2021 11:38 AM

Hello Midtown! Every year, MPD seeks community feedback. As a Midtown resident, we ask and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete a short survey. We value your feedback and look to find ways to incorporate it into our efforts to keep Madison safe and secure. As you may know, … [read more]

October 19, 2020 1:23 PM

Hello Midtown, The City budget is in full swing, and like many of you, I've reviewed the Mayor's executive budget through the lens of public safety and the impact it may have on your police department and our ability to provide critical and essential services. In case you haven't seen the … [read more]

September 8, 2020 11:00 AM

Updated Crime Stats Hello Midtown, The below information is through August 31, 2020 SHOTS FIRED: Year-to-date (8/31) there have been 176 shots fired in Madison compared with 99 at this time in 2019 In August of 2020 there have been 33 shots fired incidents citywide compared to … [read more]

May 18, 2020 11:14 AM

On 05/16/2020, officers worked a grant westbound on the Beltline near Whitney Wy from 7 pm to 10 pm. With five stop cars there were a total of 27 traffic stops made for speeding. Of those stopped, the highest speed was 88 mph and the lowest was 71 mph. A gentle reminder, the Beltline is 55 … [read more]

March 17, 2020 12:43 PM

Hello Midtown, Below are some important links from the City, Public Health, and MPD. MPD is committed to … [read more]

March 13, 2020 2:16 PM

On 03/12/20, at 8:30 am, one of our TEST officers was working the Midvale Elementary School Zone. The crossing guard had traffic stopped for kids to cross. Upon releasing traffic, and traffic one again began to flow, a subject opted to use the parking/bike lane to accelerate past the main … [read more]

November 25, 2019 1:34 PM

All, Please consider completing our annual MPD survey for 2019. We appreciate your feedback and this is an opportunity to hear from you! The link to the survey is below (and also accessible from the MPD Website) and is available in multiple … [read more]

October 12, 2019 12:27 PM

Hello Midtown! My name is Jason Freedman, and on 10/6/19 I took over for Jay Lengfeld as Midtown Captain. Captain Lengfeld reitred after 38! years of service. I thank him for all of the contributions he's made to our community and MPD over the last four decades and I wish him well as he … [read more]

October 8, 2019 4:33 PM

When a crossing guard is present at Mineral Point Rd and Midvale, NO TURN ON RED!!! Keep our crossing guards, and those in their care, safe!!! [read more]

September 5, 2019 4:16 PM

Overnight numerous homes, specifically windows, were struck by what are believed to be BB gun pellets. The victim homes are in the Orchard Ridge and Meadowood Neighborhoods. Be aware of your surroundings and call police if you see suspicious vehicles or people in your neighborhood. If anyone … [read more]

August 26, 2019 2:42 PM

Hello Sergeant Henderson. Late last week, we celebrated Ryan's promotion to Sergeant and his last day in the district. He will be missed as the Allied Neighborhood Officer and around the district, with his infectious laugh and sense of humor. It was only fitting to send him off with a feel … [read more]

July 10, 2019 6:37 PM

On 07/10/2019, a juvenile female reported being followed home from the pool located in the Hill Farms Park area. See the incident report below. Just a few suggestions to pass along to the kids: Don’t talk to strangers! Use the buddy system! Don’t walk or bike alone If you think you … [read more]

June 28, 2019 10:44 PM

On April 18, 2019, we posted information on our blog regarding the marked crosswalk on South Midvale Boulevard near Yuma Drive, where the Southwest Path crosses. This location is a mid-block crossing with marked crosswalks and Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB). The blog focused specifically … [read more]

June 6, 2019 7:00 AM

Recently the Sunset Garden Club members weeded, planted over a hundred perennial and mulched one of the gardens at the Midtown Police District. Funds came from a grant they received from the National Garden Clubs Plant America Community Project, neighborhood associations and individual … [read more]

May 29, 2019 4:40 PM

In 2015, the Madison Police Department re-chartered it’s Explorer Post. Shortly after we were up and running, Becky Holmquest joined us. As with most who join our Post, she was interested in a career in law enforcement. Becky was an active member of the post, attending the National … [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 8, 2019 9:57 AM

Move Over Traffic Campaign Below are results of the project: Time Frame: 2 ½ Hours (10:30A to 1:00P) Number of Traffic Stops Made Specifically for vehicles in violation of the Passing a Stopped Emergency Vehicle (346.072) without changing lanes or reducing speed when unable to change … [read more]

March 21, 2019 3:55 PM

On Wednesday, 03/20/19, TEST did a spontaneous project with Midtown CPT officers enforcing speeding violations in the midtown section of the beltline. Roughly every 2 to 5 minutes we sent an officer after a violation of 74 mph or higher (19 mph or over). LOCATION: USH 12 WB at Whitney … [read more]

March 12, 2019 12:50 PM

MPD's commitment to high quality service is in no way limited to only humans. On this fateful day, officers were dispatched to an opossum sitting atop a 4 foot high, wood fence. Noting that this majestic creature appeared stuck on the fence, officers assessed it to be potentially in need of … [read more]

March 8, 2019 3:48 PM

It's tax season and we always see an increase in identity theft. From the IRS Website: What is tax-related identity theft? Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. You may be unaware … [read more]

March 6, 2019 10:01 PM

On Wednesday, 03/06/19, A TEST officer spent some time monitoring the right turns on Heim Ave. Between 7 am and 9 am there were 8 stops made for these violations. Offenders were warned and educated on the violation. While on the stops, the officer observed an additional 18 violations. [read more]

February 28, 2019 4:30 PM

Each year around November Sergeants and Officers have the opportunity to pick their assignment for the upcoming year. This includes the shift, beat, and day off rotation they will work. It is based on seniority so “pick” is a relative term the less seniority you have… While command staff … [read more]

January 15, 2019 3:42 PM

Today the TEST unit worked the Beltline at the Midtown and West district borders. Over the course of 3 hours, the TEST team made 34 stops, a rate of one every five minutes! The Beltline is a 55 mph roadway although more like the Indianapolis Speedway today. The average speed was 76 mph with … [read more]

January 3, 2019 12:26 PM

Yesterday our Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) spent about 3 hours in the 200 blk of S Whitney Wy near Marathon. While actively snowing with a 1/2" of accumulation on the roadway, TEST made 25 stops for speeding. The area is posted for 30 MPH. The highest speeder was traveling at 48 MPH … [read more]

October 18, 2018 12:14 PM

Midtown Police District is holding its Open House tonight from 5 PM to 8 PM. The station is located at 4020 Mineral Point Rd. Hope to see you tonight! Midtown Police District staff. [read more]

October 18, 2018 7:26 AM

Since many of you who read this live in the new Midtown district, I want you to know that there is an open house there tonight from 5p-8p at 4020 Mineral Point Rd. Stop by to see the unique features of the building and how they were able to incorporate some of the parts of the old Mount Olive … [read more]

December 14, 2017 11:27 AM

Curious to know what our new Midtown District will look like? Take a look at these photos and floorplans. This District is scheduled to be opened in August of 2018 and is located at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and Westmorland Road. First Floor Floorplan Lower … [read more]

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