Community Outreach

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The Madison Police Department's longstanding reputation as a pioneer in community policing carries with it a tradition of innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement. We strive to identify trust gaps and challenges to our service mission in order to uphold our stated promise and to put into daily action its ideological underpinnings.

In this ongoing effort, the Department seeks to establish new and strengthen existing community outreach initiatives aimed at building relationships with those whom we serve. Community outreach starts with the Chief and filters throughout the Department, which has hundreds of thousands of contacts with residents each year — all of which are community outreach opportunities.

Video: Policing the Madison Way

June 11, 2018 4:20 PM

On Tuesday, 6/12/2018, The Madison Police Department has been fortunate enough to host a celebrity. Many would think of a celebrity for being great in performing music or television/movies, but Tyler “Donut Boy” Carach is a celebrity for genuine care, concern, and kindness. 10-year-old Tyler … [read more]

May 3, 2018 1:36 PM

Our next offering (free) of our Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 from 6-8pm at our Training Center (5702 Femrite Drive). This training is open to all members of the greater Madison community, although this is a mature topic and the presentation … [read more]

April 12, 2018 6:07 PM

This week, officers from the North District shared a round-robin open house of sorts with our friends at the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin. In recognition of National Donate Life Month, we were honored to tour the nearby Eye Bank. The great staff there are quietly doing incredible work giving the … [read more]

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