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Tag: Captain Patton

June 13, 2019 5:15 PM

Shout out to community leader Sheray Wallace, for her efforts in recruiting youth to participate in an upcoming reading initiative. The program, organized by volunteer teachers, will start next week. The goal of the Community Read program is to increase reading skills and interest in … [read more]

June 13, 2019 1:18 PM

MPD will partner with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and Edgewood High School for a free youth football camp on Tuesday, July 23rd from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Edgewood HS. The free camp is for all youth from 5th grade through 9th grade and will focus on basic fundatmentals and techniques of … [read more]

May 28, 2019 3:05 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week on the Westbound beltline near Old Sauk Rd with a posted speed limit of 55 mph. The team made multiple stops for speeding with speeds ranging from 71 mph to 86 mph. Please drive safely and have a great week. [read more]

May 3, 2019 12:28 PM

Special thanks to Phil Luedtke, Sharon Schwarz, Lily and Dan Mormann for their impressive work in making the district a welcoming place. Stop by and see their progress and have a great weekend. Captain Patton [read more]

May 1, 2019 9:05 AM

On June 2nd, Sgt. John Rife will officially retire from MPD after 29 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Madison and the personnel of the Madison Police Department. Sgt. Rife beneath the new sign that now hangs in the hallway leading from the briefing room to squad parking area. … [read more]

April 30, 2019 5:58 PM

Just after 9:00 am today, MPD responded to an apartment building in the 5800 block of Balsam Rd in the West District for a disturbance between residents. The investigation resulted in probable cause to arrest one subject and it was determined that subject was in need of medical … [read more]

April 24, 2019 3:39 PM

Warmer weather is upon us and we are all excited for Spring. Continue to be good neighbors by keeping a watchful eye out for your own personal property and those that live in your neighborhood. Please continue to report suspicious and/or criminal behavior. Over the holiday weekend, we … [read more]

April 24, 2019 3:18 PM

If you happen to stop by West PD at 1710 McKenna Blvd, you are likely to meet Front Desk Mel. She is the glue that makes everything happen in the West District and we are thankful for her service to our customers and staff. Thank you Mel! [read more]

April 24, 2019 2:35 PM

Special thanks to Retired Chief Sue Williams for stopping by this morning for some much needed puppy time with the West PD team. [read more]

April 15, 2019 4:28 PM

On Sunday, April 14th, between the hours of 1pm and 3pm, juveniles reportedly entered an open garage in the 5900 block of Piping Rock Rd in the Greentree Neighborhood of the West District and rifled through vehicles searching for valuables. This occurred while the homeowner was doing yardwork in … [read more]

April 15, 2019 10:00 AM

PO Paige Martin Officer Martin grew up in Madison, she went to James Madison Memorial High School and then continued her education at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Paige received her Bachelor's Degree there and majored in Criminal Justice and got a minor in Social Justice with an … [read more]

April 8, 2019 11:28 AM

Detective Amanda Analla I joined the Madison Police Department in 2008, after graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Ashford University. Prior to becoming a Detective of the West … [read more]

April 8, 2019 11:05 AM

Thank you to MFD and Station 7 for their work at West PD this weekend with a prescribed fire. Spring cleaning is well underway in the West District. [read more]

April 3, 2019 4:05 PM

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing you to the newest members of the West PD Team. If you happen to see them out and about in the district, please introduce yourself and welcome them to the West District. PO Sydney Hanick Officer Hanick joined MPD and entered the … [read more]

March 25, 2019 5:49 PM

The Crokus family delivered treats and thank you cards to West PD today after first detail officers assisted in the successful search for the runaway yellow lab "Sugar". [read more]

March 1, 2019 2:30 PM

Assistant Chief Wahl joined us this week for Coffee with a Cop. The group discussed recent calls in the West District, police staffing and a number of other topics. Thanks to all for a great conversation. [read more]

February 19, 2019 4:51 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week in the 6900 block of McKee Rd with a posted speed limit of 40 mph. Over 90 minutes, the team stopped a total of 5 vehicles with a top speed of 55 mph. Please drive safely and have a great week. [read more]

February 8, 2019 9:39 AM

In some lighthearted news, 9 year old Max has taken full responsibility for his misuse of 911. Thank you to Max and his family for taking the time to send us this letter. In his defense, a 7 pm bedtime might seem a bit unfair. Thanks also to PO Lengfeld and PO Hall for their handling of this … [read more]

February 8, 2019 6:27 AM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week in the 1100 block of Whitney Way. Over three hours, the team stopped a total of 31 vehicles with a top speed of 57 mph. The average speed of the vehicles stopped was 45 mph. Please drive safely and have a great … [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]

February 6, 2019 5:00 PM

On Tuesday, February 5th, the West District held our annual in-service at the Exact Sciences complex off of Schroeder Rd. Special thanks to Corporate Security Manager Scott Brinkman, Exact Sciences and the Findorff construction team for going above and beyond in hosting us for the day. The … [read more]

February 1, 2019 11:46 AM

The Madison Winter Festival will be taking place at Elver Park this weekend February 2nd and 3rd, just in time for the "warm" weather. The event is a family event focused on outdoor recreation, arts, and community and will feature a variety of events from live music, to fat tire bike racing, to … [read more]

January 31, 2019 12:39 PM

Over the past month, we have experienced 8 residential burglary calls involving open garage doors in sectors 117, 119, 121 and 122 of the West District. These sectors are in the general area of Muirfield Rd and Maple Grove Dr. Seven of these cases resutled in thefts from auto while one resulted … [read more]

January 23, 2019 8:11 AM

A snow emergency is in effect until Thursday, 1/24 @ 7am. We are shoveled out and open for business here at West PD. Due to the snow-covered roads, we might be short staffed at the window today. Should you venture out and stop by, please pick up the phone in the vestibule and let dispatch know … [read more]

January 16, 2019 7:10 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time today on S. Junction Rd, South of Mineral Point Road. This area, formerly Hwy M, has a posted speed limit of 35 mph. 17 cars were stopped for speeding during the two hour initiative with speeds ranging from 48 to 54 miles … [read more]

January 9, 2019 9:50 PM

It is my distinct honor to introduce myself to you as the new Captain of the West District. I am in my 17th year at MPD. During my tenure, I have served in the following roles: Patrol Officer, Training Officer, SET and SWAT Teams, Patrol Sergeant, FTO Sergeant, Sergeant of Training and … [read more]

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