Tag: Chief Barnes Corner Conversation

April 16, 2021 9:49 AM

Retired MPD Captain Joe Balles created the non-profit Madison Community Policing Foundation (MCPF) in part to "grow the relationship between the police and the community in any way we can." Since 2016 the foundation has raised over $300,000 in donations that are used for community outreach … [read more]

April 12, 2021 10:32 AM

In this episode of the Chief's Corner, MPD Records Custodian Julie Laundrie tells Chief Barnes that "pretty much anything we do here [at MPD] is a public record" under Wisconsin law. In 2020 alone MPD received 23,907 public records requests! Listen to learn how Julie and her team process … [read more]

March 30, 2021 8:07 AM

Have you ever heard of the Madison Method? It's MPD's nationally-recognized philosophy for policing events, crowds and protests. In this episode of the Chief's Corner, Midtown District Captain Jason Freedman sits down with Chief Barnes to discuss how MPD strives to protect First Amendment … [read more]

March 17, 2021 11:01 AM

Today we debut the Chief's Corner where we'll share conversations about relevant topics that will help you learn more about your police department! In this episode, Chief Barnes sits down with Public Information Officer Tyler Grigg to share updates on his focus for community engagement, … [read more]

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