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February 8, 2019 8:03 AM

January 2019 Crime Summary – Robberies: Our community experienced 24 reported robberies in January (2019). In January (2018) there were 28 reported robberies; thus we saw a 14% decrease last month. The five-year average for robberies occurring in the month of January is 20. The … [read more]

August 17, 2018 8:39 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what … [read more]

April 17, 2017 9:38 AM

As someone married to a Madison Metropolitan School District teacher, I can tell you that BOTH students and staff have begun the countdown to summer vacation! And given all of the together/"quality" time that some of our families have spent (endured?) during the various spring breaks that cycle … [read more]

January 23, 2017 10:29 AM

And among the chorus of chants being heard from upwards of 75,000++ people who rallied from the Library Mall, down State Street, and up to the overflowing grounds of the State Capital last Saturday was: “This is what democracy looks like!” Indeed! Madison has much to be proud of when … [read more]

December 2, 2016 1:05 PM

In October, The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report examining the barriers and promising practices in recruitment, hiring and retention of officers in the advancing of law enforcement diversity. The DOJ and EEOC engaged with … [read more]

October 21, 2016 2:03 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 … [read more]

August 3, 2016 2:35 PM

Next Thursday night, August 11th, from 5:30pm-8pm, Madison will be celebrating our National Night Out event at Penn Park. This event is for all city residents and we hope to see as many Madisonians as possible attend! There will be a number of activities for children (including a bounce house … [read more]

June 20, 2016 9:17 AM

Shake the Lake June 25, 2016 (Rain date June 26, 2016) Shake the Lake's inaugural year was 2015, and approximately 70,000 attended this spectacular event. This year, 90,000 are expected to partake in the afternoon/evening of music, food, activities and fun. New for this year are a second … [read more]

May 13, 2016 9:47 AM

This week’s blog will be guest hosted by Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) President Dan Frei. In light of the fact that Madison and area law enforcement will be commemorating Police Week, I thought it only appropriate that someone who represents our rank and file should … [read more]

October 29, 2015 2:49 PM

October 31, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the City of Madison's Halloween event "Freakfest". This event has become a tradition in the Madison area and draws people of all ages to the State Street area to dress in costume and listen to music. Freakfest is the biggest Halloween bash in the … [read more]

September 4, 2015 9:22 AM

Have a cell phone you want to sell? How about a coffee table? These days it is very common to post items for sale on-line. We have all heard about scams that have taken place when it comes to selling/buying an item. While it is true that the majority of “transactions” are trustworthy and … [read more]

August 10, 2015 9:30 AM

On August 17, 2015, Sergeant Chris Boyd will be retiring from the Madison Police Department. With her departure, our Department will be losing a valuable asset and ambassador of the Madison Police Department K9 Unit. Sergeant Boyd has been the supervisor of the K9 Unit for the past ten years. … [read more]

August 3, 2015 8:56 AM

This week the Madison Police Department kicks off yet another community outreach initiative. Our Black Youth Academy (4th annual) and our Latino Youth Academy (5th annual) begin this week at the MPD Training Center after months of collaborative preparation with Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, and UW … [read more]

August 3, 2015 8:53 AM

This week the Madison Police Department kicks off yet another community outreach initiative. Our Black Youth Academy (4th annual) and our Latino Youth Academy (5th annual) begin this week at the MPD Training Center after months of collaborative preparation with Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, and UW … [read more]

July 27, 2015 9:39 AM

This year the Madison Police Department is hosting a National Night Out event at two of our districts. National Night Out is an annual effort to promote police/community partnerships, improve neighborhood connections and make our community a better place to live. MPD's West District will host … [read more]

July 6, 2015 7:50 AM

Focused community outreach initiatives are born out of an understanding that police cannot go it alone. We cannot begin to address the complex issues affecting our quality of life without assistance from citizens and the many diverse groups who work in and for the community. The Madison Police … [read more]

June 29, 2015 3:32 PM

Hard to believe that we are already coming up on the Fourth of July! As my wife is a teacher, I always like to use this date as a signal that her summer vacation is half over---and you can just imagine how well this is received! (I’m bracing myself for the pushback from teachers throughout the … [read more]

June 17, 2015 2:02 PM

This Saturday, June 20th, local community leaders from "Kujichagulia" and the Madison Center for Self Determination have once again organized a "Juneteenth Day" celebration. There is actually a number of different events taking place around Juneteenth Day, but two of the main features of this … [read more]

November 7, 2014 8:35 AM

For many area residents the thought of Halloween reminds us of kids in costume, trick or treating, and scary movies replayed on cable TV.  For many Madison Police Officers, thoughts of Halloween remind us of downtown, and the festivities that take place along the six blocks of State Street. … [read more]

September 19, 2014 8:46 AM

Each year, the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to the nation with a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration that runs from September 15 through October 15.  This period is a time to celebrate the heritage and culture of our Hispanic and Latino Community. The … [read more]

August 19, 2014 2:40 PM

In an attempt to stay engaged with constituent questions and concerns, a number of community forums have been scheduled for the month of September.  These sessions are an opportunity to provide me with direct feedback and there will also be a representative from the hosting District should you … [read more]

July 30, 2014 12:19 PM

Come join the Madison Police Department on Tuesday, August 5th for National Night Out!  The event takes place at Warner Park from 5PM to 8PM in the parking lot next to the Madison Mallards Stadium.  National Night Out is celebrated nationwide as an event for communities to bring residents and … [read more]

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