Central District Community Policing Team
The mission of the Community Policing Teams (CPT) is to serve as a resource that effectively collaborate(s) with community stakeholders, external partners and units within MPD in an effort to problem solve and address issues unique to all neighborhoods within each police district. Responsiveness to community needs and ensuring the department's accessibility to all members of the community are pivotal in fulfilling this mission.
- Contact the Central District Community Policing Team: (608) 266-4248
Sergeant Gregg Sosoka
Hi. I'm assigned as the supervisor for the Central District Community Policing Team (CCPT) in 2023. I've been with MPD since 2013, was promoted to sergeant in 2020, and have worked the majority of my career in patrol in the City's north, east, and central districts. I've also been a CPT officer for the former West CPT, as well as the sergeant for the former Midtown CPT. My primary lateral assignment has been MPD's Special Events Team (SET) since 2015. The 2023 CCPT consists of 5 officers and one SGT with a combined 63+ years of combined policing experience. Our job is that of a proactive unit whose mission is to ensure that the downtown Madison/isthmus continues to be a safe place for all, especially on the weekends and in the State St. area. You can see us out and about nearly every weekend night. Prior to law enforcement, I graduated twice from the University of Dayton for both my B.A. and M.S.Ed. and spent a few years working as a residence hall director in Ohio and Florida. Go Flyers! I can be reached via our office phone number at 608-266-4248 or my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo: Waihe'e Ridge Trail, Maui, Hawaii)
I am Officer Rick Bruess and I am assigned to the Central District Community Policing Team. This is my 13th year with the department and my 4th year working as part of Central CPT. One of my responsibilities on the team is serving as the liaison for all the taverns in downtown Madison. Our team will perform tavern inspections on the weekends and generally be a visible presence in the very busy entertainment district downtown. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin so I certainly have a familiarity and connection to the downtown/campus area. Outside of work I am a huge Milwaukee Brewers fan, and I try to catch as many games as I can. If they happen to be on during my shift you will likely hear Bob Uecker from the radio in my squad car. I can be reached via our office phone number at 608-266-4248 or my email email@example.com.
(Photo: Canyonlands National Park-White Rim Overlook)
My name is Officer Tom Dahms, I have been with MPD since 2013 and have spent most of my time working 4th detail in several districts. I am currently on the Central Community Policing Team. You will see me out and about downtown on weekend nights greeting people with a smile. I can be reached via our office phone number 608-266-4248.
I am Officer Alex Pfeil and this is my 8th year with the Madison Police Department and my 1st with the Central District Community Policing Team. One of my responsibilities with our team is helping to curb the dangerous driving behavior in the E. Washington Ave corridor. You may see our team focusing on the speeders when there are many pedestrians downtown or loud muffler enforcement during the evening hours on the weekends when tuner cars descend on the district. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have continued to stay connected to the downtown district by working my first 5 years in various beats Central. When not at work, I enjoy Musky fishing and golf. I can be reach via our office phone number of 608-266-4248, or my work email of firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am Officer Jane Preston. This is my 14th year working for MPD, and my 2nd year assigned to the Central District Community Policing Team. Our team works staggered shifts, primarily afternoons throughout the week and evening/night hours on the weekends, to accommodate the special needs of the downtown entertainment zone. In addition to my Central CPT duties, I am also the president of the Madison Area Loss Prevention Association (MALPA). I spent ten years working the beats surrounding East Towne Mall and have built an extensive working relationship with multiple area loss prevention officers. I graduated from Winona State University (town overlook pictured) with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. I can be reached via our office phone number of 608-266-4248, or my work email of email@example.com.
I am Officer Ethan Pierick, this is my 7th year with the Madison Police Department and my first year assigned to the Central District Community Policing Team. Prior to this year I worked six years as a patrol officer on the night shift including two years in the Central District. I also lived in the Downtown area for over a decade both before and during my time at the department. Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and following Badger sports. I can be reached via our officer phone number at 608-266-4248 or my email firstname.lastname@example.org.