Community Outreach

Two police officers talk with three children.

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

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]

April 6, 2018 12:00 PM

Officers Stephanie Nelson and Jessica Wolf helped organize an art class for kids at Centro Hispano on Madison's southside earlier this week. The kids had a lot of fun experimenting with different art supplies and hanging out with the cops. The kids even made their own badges! [read more]

March 2, 2018 12:21 PM

On Wednesday, February 28th, two of our officers attended the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Graduation in Green Bay. PO Brier is a new graduate of the program and PO Reilly was recognized as a new DRE course manager. We wish to congratulate them both on their accomplishments! 2014 was the … [read more]

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