Amigos en Azul (Friends in Blue)
In 2004, several officers working in the South District began Amigos en Azul, a grassroots police organization comprised of City of Madison Police Officers dedicated to dissolving cultural barriers, building partnerships and opening lines of communication between the Latino Community in Dane County and the Madison Police Department. Amigos Officers regularly attend community events and provide information to the Latino Community on police resources.
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]
December 7, 2015 12:15 PM
Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo de Amigos en Azul [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.