10/21/2016, 02:03 PM

On Saturday, October 29, 2016 we mark the 11th anniversary of the City of Madison's Halloween event otherwise known as "Freakfest". This event has become a tradition in Madison which draws people of all ages to State Street to dress in costume and listen to music.  Freakfest is the biggest Halloween bash in the area and it draws tens of thousands of people.  The Madison Police Department, in partnership with many other agencies that include the Dane County Sheriff’s Departme ...

10/13/2016, 12:45 PM

There is nothing that piques the attention of a cop (and gets the heart racing) more than hearing an alert tone sounding across all of our communication channels followed by a dispatcher's announcement of "shots fired."  Regrettably, this has become an all-too-familiar refrain for the City of Madison and a snapshot of the past few weeks is the basis for this blog. On Thursday morning (10/6) there was a series of shots fired in the 5800 block of Russett Road, a densely populated area o ...

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