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.

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January 29, 2019 3:39 PM

The next CRASE Active Shooter lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th from 6-8pm at our Training Center (5702 Femrite Drive, Madison). It is open to the public. No registration is required. To learn more about what this training is visit this link to our website: … [read more]

December 27, 2018 10:03 AM

Today we have launched our community surveys! We ask and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey. In order for the City of Madison Police Department to improve our service(s) to the community, we need and value your feedback! One of our core values is a commitment to … [read more]

November 28, 2018 10:52 AM

Did you know that our mounted patrol unit exists because of Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol? Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol is a volunteer, non-profit fundraising and advocacy organization that promotes and supports our mounted patrol unit. Part of their role is to seek … [read more]

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