Amigos en Azul (Friends in Blue)
The mission of Amigos en Azul is to dissolve cultural barriers, build partnerships and open lines of communication between the Latino community and the City of Madison Police Department, in partnership with Dane County-area law enforcement.
November 16, 2020 1:54 PM
In January of 2020, an MPD Officer was contacted by the executive director of the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Margie Gonzalez. Director Gonzalez had read about Madison PD’s Amigos en Azul program, and hoped that a member of Amigos would travel to Boise to present at a state-wide law … [read more]
May 22, 2019 3:20 PM
Southside Soccer Series The Southside Soccer Series is a free soccer camp for kids in Dane County. This year will be the fifth consecutive year that Amigos en Azul will be hosting this event in the City of Madison. Join us on June 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Leopold … [read more]
March 19, 2017 7:52 PM
Como el jefe de policía, recibo constantemente sugerencias de aquellos que quieren influenciar las políticas y los procedimientos de MPD. Sugerencias que incluyan nuevas iniciativas y el llamado para el desmantelamiento de ciertos protocolos actuales. Todos estos comentarios llegan a mí por … [read more]
Officers also provide safety education outreach through a variety of Spanish media components: weekly-televised Crime Stoppers segment, weekly radio shows, and weekly and biweekly newspaper articles published respectively in the Spanish newspapers La Comunidad and Voz Latina. Officers in Amigos en Azul meet once or twice a month for program evaluation and planning.