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

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]

August 9, 2018 9:30 AM

Another great year of Vera Court Rocket Club is in the books. Over 40 kids had a blast building and launching model rockets. On launch day, the budding rocket scientists were assisted by members of MPD’s CORE team and by Neighborhood Officers Alex, and Dex. [read more]

August 6, 2018 9:30 AM

Fun for the whole family! Madison Police invite you to join us and other first responders at Madison’s National Night Out, Tuesday, August 7 from 5 pm until 8 at Warner Park. Come meet the everyday heroes who work to keep Madison a safe and healthy community. Police and Fire personnel will be … [read more]

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