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September 3, 2021 1:04 PM

Good afternoon, The East District Summer Strategic Plan has come to an end. In addition to responding to calls for service East officers have been hard at work providing a proactive presence in the district. As a reminder the strategic plan prioritizes crime reduction (burglary, stolen … [read more]

July 30, 2021 8:34 AM

Good morning East, The second month of the summer strategic plan has just been completed. I wanted to provide an update on the work conducted by East District personnel. As a reminder the strategic plan prioritizes crime reduction (burglary, stolen autos, theft from auto and shots fired … [read more]

July 1, 2021 8:28 AM

East District Station The East District station will be open to the public once again on July 6th, 2021. The lobby and service window will be open from 8:15 am until 4:00 pm. The community room will also be available for reservations. We look forward to engaging community members in person … [read more]

June 7, 2021 2:39 PM

Hello East District Community Members, Today marks the beginning of the 2021 East District Summer Strategic Plan. The East District will utilize the Stratified Model to incorporate problem oriented policing, analysis and accountability at all levels. The plan includes three priority areas. … [read more]

June 1, 2021 3:07 PM

Good day! Our last Virtual Coffee With A Cop was extremely successful and we are finding that the use of ZOOM’s video conferencing platform has been a good way to reconnect with community members. I am excited about having our next meeting on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 10:00am, and I look … [read more]

April 29, 2021 2:50 PM

On April 28th the Madison PD conducted traffic enforcement in the 500 block of Hwy 51.Over the course of a 4 hour enhanced traffic enforcement operation yesterday, Officers conducted 23 stops for individuals that were speeding. The speeds of the vehicles that were stopped ranged from 70 mph … [read more]

January 28, 2021 8:40 AM

Hello residents of the East District. 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 … [read more]

January 4, 2021 2:07 PM

Good day! Our last Virtual Coffee With A Cop was extremely successful and we are finding that the use of ZOOM’s video conferencing platform has been a good way to reconnect with community members. I am excited about having our next meeting on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 10:00am, and I look … [read more]

December 4, 2020 2:29 PM

Good day! We have had a tumultuous 2020, when you consider the continuous fallout from COVID-19 and what we all have had to endure since the pandemic became our new norm. We saw a fair amount of civil unrest throughout the United States during this same time, and that was partially responsible … [read more]

August 7, 2020 9:26 PM

There were a rash of stolen autos, burglaries and theft from autos last night on the east side. In most of these cases, the thieves got into cars and opened the garages with the garage door opener, then they went into homes via the unlocked entry door into the garage. Please make it your … [read more]

May 29, 2020 8:31 AM

Due to the COVID issues, Off. Payne is cancelling the upcoming coffee with a cop conversations in the East District. We hope to resume when things settle down again. If you have not stopped by in a while, our gardens look absolutely amazing! We are so fortunate to have found a dedicated … [read more]

May 5, 2020 1:30 PM

We had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteer gardeners at the East District. They have already made an incredible difference here. Here are several shots of the action going on around the district today. We are very thankful for their help! [read more]

April 27, 2020 8:50 AM

We have beautiful perennial flower beds around the East District however nobody to care for them. They are in need of some weeding. If you have a little time and want to get out of the house to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, think about being a garden volunteer at the East District! … [read more]

February 7, 2020 10:42 AM

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December 19, 2019 7:46 AM

With the holiday season almost upon us, a few reminders from our Crime Analysts if you are leaving town on home safety. Keep lights on inside your home, consider using a timer Make sure motion lights outside your home are operational (check your bulbs) Notifify your neighbors you will … [read more]

December 5, 2019 11:44 AM

Yesterday, Blain's Farm and Fleet, along with WIBA 101.5 FM, hosted a "Kids helping Kids Community Toy Drive". Madison police officers partnered with deputies from the Dane County Sheriff's Dept to help out. The Blain's family is matching up to $200,000 in donations and toys to get out to kids … [read more]

December 4, 2019 7:38 AM

I know it may be nice to get into a warm car in the morning but we have seen a significant uptick all over the city of stolen cars that were "Warming up". With today's modern technology, a number of studies have shown that warming your car is not helpful to your engine. It is now just a … [read more]

October 28, 2019 9:09 AM

At the East District, we have FREE medication lock boxes for your home. These lock boxes allow you to secure medications so others do not get into them. We also have a small number of in home drug disposal kits, to render your prescription medications harmless and allow them to be placed in … [read more]

October 7, 2019 8:59 AM

Recently we were invited to the Kennedy School picnic to interact with the families attending. We enjoyed attending and appreciate the invite! Next time we will have Off. Garcia practice his hula skills before the event! [read more]

October 3, 2019 11:04 AM

There seems to be some confusion on what form to use. In the East District, we are seeing a lot of people filling out a "Contact form" thinking they are filing a police report. Self reporting covers the below categories, in a non-emergency situation: Annoying/Obscene Phone Call Check … [read more]

September 26, 2019 6:45 AM

The East District was alerted to a Craigslist scam recently involving a local apartment complex The apartments are advertised as being available for rent, some awesome photos are posted and then the person wants a deposit. If it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Do your own research, … [read more]

September 26, 2019 6:31 AM

The East District is hearing through the social media rumor mill, there may have been a couple incidents of men looking into the windows of female residents on the east side recently. If you are involved in a case such as this, please call 911 to report this behavior. Everyone has the right … [read more]

September 17, 2019 1:48 PM

Off. Deuchars recently ran into a gentleman at Farm and Fleet who was training his service dog and was trying to socialize him to people in uniform. This is part of the Dog's in Vests program and the dog will eventually go to help an autistic child. [read more]

September 12, 2019 9:40 AM

Here is 3 weeks worth of med drops at East! We are continuing our fight against opiod addiction and helping keep all these medications out of our water treatment systems. [read more]

September 9, 2019 2:02 PM

I was a bit flabbergasted when I read the summary of the seatbelt enforcement grants on Hwy 51 at Commercial Avenue and a second operation at N. Thompson at Hwy 30, this morning. There were 55 traffic stops made for seatbelt violations! Just a reminder, they are not just for looks, they are … [read more]

September 5, 2019 9:39 AM

The next Community Coffee will be on Sept. 10 from 10-11am at the East Police District at 809 S. Thompson. [read more]

August 14, 2019 9:33 AM

A traffic enforcement project was run yesterday at Stoughton Rd. and Hwy 50 between 3:30p-6:45pm. A total of 22 vehicles were stopped for speeding. The lowest speed of vehicles that were stopped was 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. [read more]

August 8, 2019 10:42 AM

For those of you interested in donating school supplies for the Dominic's Ripple drive, here is the list. Again,you can bring in donations to any district station. [read more]

August 8, 2019 10:35 AM

Dominic May was an active, vibrant 5 year old boy who lived on the west side of Madison. He wanted to be a police officer when he grew up. Dominic tragically lost his life after being hit by a vehicle in 2018. The May family has started Dominic's Ripple charitable fund. They are doing a … [read more]

August 7, 2019 2:49 PM

There is a proposal to build a mixed use development on the old Sentry store site at Cottage Grove Rd and Acewood. There would be 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and affordable housing for people with disabilities. Movin' Out is driving the proposal and they have … [read more]

August 1, 2019 9:58 AM

In the month of July, officers in the East District serviced 3913 calls for service, that averages out to approximately 126 calls for service per day. We are doing our best to keep up with the workload! [read more]

July 25, 2019 12:56 PM

Today, officers ran a traffic project on Hwy 30, west of Hwy 51. Twenty Eight vehicles were stopped for speeding all stops were for going 69-78 MPH in a 55mph zone. This has been an area that has seen some horrible accidents in the past. Please slow down. [read more]

July 24, 2019 12:34 PM

MPD, Public Helath Madison and Dane County along with WI Dept. of Health Services are issuing a public health alert due to an increase in suspected opioid overdose activity in Dane County from July 14-22. There have been 6 OD's seen in local hospital emergency rooms in Dane County. Please be … [read more]

July 23, 2019 1:53 PM

Recently, a speed grant enforcement effort was run on the Hwy 51 corridor near Hwy 30, where many accidents seem to occur. 22 traffic stops were made with a high speed of 83 mph in a 45 mph zone. [read more]

July 23, 2019 1:46 PM

The East Police District has a population of approx. 48,957. We have 310 miles of roads and 23 neighborhood associations. Traffic complaints are coming in hot and heavy right now, all over the district. When making a complaint, just be aware that we have many miles of roads to cover and … [read more]

July 22, 2019 10:40 AM

Sometimes it is not all about enforcement, sometimes it about being a human and making connections with our community. Here is Off. Michelle Walker and a new friend who was out walking her dog in Michelle's beat. [read more]

July 11, 2019 2:17 PM

Each year, a number of MPD officers volunteer with different duties at the week long COPS Kids Camp. This is a camp for children of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, from all over the country. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of kids who attend. Volunteers also came … [read more]

July 11, 2019 1:41 PM

Recently, Officers Payne, Robbins, Dzelil, Souza, Brennan, Braunschweig, our MPD Explorers and Lt. Chalecki, partnered with Campus for Kids to conduct a bike rodeo. 38 kids learned about safe bike riding techniques, Budget Bicycle came and fixed bikes, and Culvers gave out free ice cream … [read more]

July 9, 2019 11:45 AM

The US Bank at 6401 Cottage Grove Rd was just robbed at gunpoint a short time ago. If you have any information about who may have done, this call Crime stoppers at 608-266-6014, you may be elgible for a cash reward and can remain anonymous. [read more]

July 3, 2019 3:52 PM

Captain Tom Snyder from the East District has retired after 30 years of service to the City of Madison. His legacy at MPD is lengthy and he truly made a difference in his time here with the Special Events Team, the Training Team and all the other positions he held over the years. He treated his … [read more]

June 28, 2019 10:38 AM

July 1st will mark my last day in a Madison Police uniform. I was hired in 1989 by Chief David Cooper, and have had a remarkable and diverse career. So much has changed within the policing profession over the last 30 years. Tactics, law enforcement strategies, equipment, and training have all … [read more]

January 14, 2019 4:18 PM

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January 4, 2019 10:39 AM

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November 8, 2018 3:53 PM

During the month of October, the East Police District experienced 24 burglaries, 32 theft from vehicles, and 16 stolen autos. These numbers are above average for our District. The vast majority of these crimes could have been prevented. Simply put, we must remember to remove anything of value … [read more]

September 6, 2018 3:48 PM

The new Mid-town Police District is scheduled to open very soon. When that occurs later this month, our District will be the largest in the City in terms of geography and population. Our officers and detectives stay quite busy. During the month of August, MPD addressed 2115 incidents in the East … [read more]

April 23, 2018 11:32 AM

What: DDATS is an acronym for Data Driven Approaches to Traffic Safety. #DDATS is derived from a nationwide law enforcement strategy aimed at reducing traffic accidents through high visibility policing and citizen contact. Unlike DDACTS, MPD's method has been customized not to include crime … [read more]

March 5, 2018 3:52 PM

Join your friends and neighbors at the upcoming East Police District Community Forum. Chief Michael Koval continues his regular series of district chats on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The Chief will be on hand to discuss trends, issues of concern, and MPD initiatives. Thursday, March 22, 2018 … [read more]

November 16, 2017 10:43 AM

Corey has been with MPD since 2009 and is currently assigned as the East District Gang Officer. The Gang Unit is comprised of 5 Officers and 1 Sergeant. Corey has worked patrol services in several districts and shifts, he was also a member of the Dane County Taskforce. Corey is from Milwaukee, … [read more]

October 27, 2017 9:23 AM

I’m the Darbo Worthington Neighborhood Officer. I’ve been with MPD since 2008 and have been a patrol officer on various shifts and districts. I have also served on the south and west community policing teams. I’m a medic on the Special Events Team and I instruct on multiple topics in the … [read more]

October 2, 2017 10:36 AM

I have been working as a police officer for over 20 years. I started out of college and have been fortunate to work with citizens in the state of Colorado and Wisconsin. I knew I wanted to be a police officer when I was really young, maybe 9 or 10 years old. I really enjoy talking and learning … [read more]

September 20, 2017 5:18 PM

Soon the weather will cool and the leaves will begin to change colors. To many of us, that means that summer is soon ending and the school season is upon us. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest Educational Resource Officer (ERO) who began his new assignment at La … [read more]

April 12, 2017 12:27 PM

We have recently noticed a slight increase in burglaries within the N. Thompson Drive Corridor neighborhood between Lien road and Sycamore Avenue. Most of these have incidents occurred during the overnight hours. In these particular cases, thieves made entry through open garage doors and … [read more]

December 29, 2016 12:59 PM

Earlier this month Neighborhood Resource Officer Heather Dzick and members of the MPD Community Outreach and Resource Education Team, Sgt Scott Kleinfeldt and Officer Deon Johnson, along with the Sennett Families and Community Engagement Team, planned and participated in a event at Sennett … [read more]

July 11, 2016 10:16 AM

On the first holiday weekend of the summer season Officer Tim Harder saw an opportunity to prevent problems from erupting. On May 28th the methadone clinic on Madison's East side had a large overflow of clientele due to a computer problem. This was also aggravated by the fact that the clinic … [read more]

July 6, 2016 3:52 PM

As a District Captain, I am briefed and read about the cases that occur in the East District. There are frequently cases and work done by MPD officers that touches my heart. I will share with you a recent example. I will not share details or names out of respect for the dignity of those youth and … [read more]

July 6, 2016 11:43 AM

MPD East Officers recently met with some Eastmorland neighbors at the home of a resident as part of the Fireside Five-Oh program. These living room conversations take place at a home with the officers who serve your area. This program gives you direct access to those officers who serve your area … [read more]

April 27, 2016 2:56 PM

The priority of the Madison Police Department is to keep community members safe and informed about any ongoing concerns in our communities. In this regard, the Madison Police Department will be holding a meeting Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to address the relocation of … [read more]

April 18, 2016 5:22 PM

The East District is getting citizen reports of a caller who claims to be with the US Treasury. The calls are coercive, attempting to get citizens to call or face "consequences". Unsolicited calls with the caller claiming to be a Treasury or IRS agent accompanied by threats of arrest are … [read more]

February 9, 2016 2:41 PM

The priority of the Madison Police Department is to keep community members safe and informed about any ongoing concerns in our communities. In this regard, the Madison Police Department will be holding a meeting Thursday, February 11, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to address the relocation of … [read more]

October 15, 2015 11:49 AM

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October 14, 2015 12:41 PM

East Community Police Team Officers Dao and Thai Xiong recently participated in the Madison School Community Recreation Superhero Training Camp. This event brings community and service providers together for a series of activities. Each team is a parent and child from the community. Successful … [read more]

September 24, 2015 9:06 AM

We strive to provide quality service to our Madison Community. Please let us know how we are doing by taking a couple of minutes to respond to our community survey. East District Community Survey [read more]

September 23, 2015 10:23 AM

It is time again for the chat with the Chief! Chief Koval will address east side neighbors at the MPD Training Center, 5702 Femrite Drive, on October 7, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. Members of the District Command Team, as well as other police staff, will also be on hand to discuss specific neighborhood … [read more]

July 24, 2015 10:36 AM

After accepting a position as the neighborhood officer for the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, I soon discovered that the position of neighborhood officer is probably the best position I have ever held within the Madison Police Department. Neighborhood assignments give officers the ability to … [read more]

July 24, 2015 10:31 AM

After accepting a position as the neighborhood officer for the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, I soon discovered that the position of neighborhood officer is probably the best position I have ever held within the Madison Police Department. Neighborhood assignments give officers the ability to … [read more]

June 19, 2015 11:15 AM

Please join East Police District staff for a Chat with the Chief at the Hawthorne Library Community Room (2707 East Washington Avenue). The chat starts at 6:00 p.m., with your chance to talk with Chief Koval. East officers will be present for specific neighborhood questions. [read more]

April 28, 2015 10:52 AM

Hello, my name is Officer Heather Dzick and I have been a police officer with the City of Madison for eight years. I grew up in southern Wisconsin and spent a lot of time in Madison, as I have close relatives in the area. I am a huge Badger and Packer fan!In my off time, I enjoy spending time … [read more]

April 28, 2015 10:46 AM

Hello, my name is Officer Heather Dzick and I have been a police officer with the City of Madison for eight years. I grew up in southern Wisconsin and spent a lot of time in Madison, as I have close relatives in the area. I am a huge Badger and Packer fan!In my off time, I enjoy spending time … [read more]

April 1, 2015 11:55 AM

Vandalism in the form of graffiti is very frustrating and costly for a property owner. In addition, graffiti can cause concerns regarding gang activity in an area, which drives more neighborhood fear. While each piece of graffiti is unique, it generally comes from one of two general sources: … [read more]

March 25, 2015 9:41 AM

Hello! My name is Kelly Beckett and I am a detective with the Madison Police Department, currently assigned to the newly formed Burglary Crime Unit. I want to take a moment to introduce myself to all of you, because the burglaries I will investigate this year will likely all come from the … [read more]

February 3, 2015 10:29 AM

The Chief will continue to be available to neighbors to discuss current issues and plans for the Madison Police Department. He will be at the East District Community Room on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. Please join us if you have time. [read more]

December 8, 2014 10:17 AM

When most people think of policing, it is often in the context of traditional policing, meaning that an officer’s work solely consists of answering calls for service and reacting to crimes that have occurred, including arrests of offenders. Even though this will always be a part of policing, … [read more]

November 19, 2014 3:36 PM

Corporal punishment, also referred to as physical punishment, is an issue that has been brought into the media spotlight due to recent high-profile events. In the 1960s, public approval of physical punishment was at 94 percent. It has declined since then, but use of physical punishment is … [read more]

November 14, 2014 11:20 AM

We have all seen that vehicle racing down the road that just makes us shake our heads at how fast they are going, knowing that it is extremely unsafe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), an average of 1,000 Americans are involved in fatal car accidents … [read more]

October 30, 2014 12:08 PM

Halloween is always an exciting time for kids because of the fun costumes and the large amounts of candy. While they may get caught up in the excitement of it all, the Madison Police Department wants to ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating in addition to the fun. Children should always … [read more]

October 24, 2014 3:11 PM

The Madison Professional Police Officers’ Association hosted its inaugural Hot on the Trail 5K and Kids Donut Dash this past Saturday, October 18. Playing on the stereotype of “cops and donuts” – and with the help of East District Officer Emily Samson – the Association set up this event … [read more]

October 24, 2014 2:54 PM

We need your input! Please follow the link below to take the East Community Survey and help us assess the needs of our community. East Community Survey [read more]

October 1, 2014 9:15 AM

In the past few months, Madison's east side has seen thefts from vehicles in the retail corridors. These are occurring in areas with high volumes of parked cars, like the mall and large department stores. In order to find a way to prevent these thefts, the police department must first figure … [read more]

September 25, 2014 6:54 PM

In America, at least 70% of people are taking one or more prescriptions and the average senior has five prescription medications to take each day. Due to changing prescriptions and the altering of dosages, cabinets in our homes tend to become stockpiles of differing prescriptions, many that … [read more]

September 22, 2014 8:15 AM

Chief Koval will be holding a community forum for the East District on Wednesday, September 24, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., here at the East Police District station at 809 South Thompson Drive. Please follow the link to the flyer below for more information. Community Forums with Chief Koval [read more]

September 19, 2014 8:12 AM

At the start of a new school year, there is always a lot of information given to children in order to prepare them for their new routine. Much of the focus is on who their teachers are, what friends are in their class, and making sure they know how they are getting to and from school. One of … [read more]

September 12, 2014 11:26 AM

With anywhere from 40,000 to over 60,000 cars driving on East Washington Avenue on a daily basis, it is no surprise that this stretch of road sees one of the highest rates of crashes in the East District. Another major thoroughfare for car accidents is Stoughton Road (Highway 51). We find … [read more]

September 3, 2014 7:52 AM

For most kids, the approach of a new school year means buying back-to-school notebooks, fresh packs of mechanical pencils, a new lunchbox, and figuring out a cute outfit for the first day of school. For kids in the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood, it also means that it is time for … [read more]

April 28, 2014 9:43 AM

With springtime upon us, rising temperatures mean the potential for more crime and higher call volume for the Madison Police Department. Higher call volume makes it difficult for officers to respond to incidents that require immediate attention. You can help reduce our call volume by reporting … [read more]

April 10, 2014 1:40 PM

As many of us know, Wisconsin has been frozen over for about the last five months, but warmer weather will soon be upon us. For the Madison Police Department, that means that a rise in the burglary rate is sure to follow. We will be closely following break-ins and burglaries to cars and homes. … [read more]

April 7, 2014 2:27 PM

First off, I would like to thank all of the neighbors in the East District who participated in the community survey. In total, we had 264 participants give feedback. Your participation in the survey will help focus our continued work in the East neighborhoods.   Many of you reported that … [read more]

February 28, 2014 10:53 AM

Back on Feb 8, 2012 our community and the immediate neighborhood where shocked with the allegations of child torture that came from a Madison home on Triechel St. As many of you have heard by now the jury reached its verdict last week in Josh Drabek sexual assault and intentional child abuse … [read more]

October 24, 2013 12:18 PM

It is time again to give us feedback on priorities in your neighborhoods and how we are doing as an agency. Please use the link below to go to the East District community survey.   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013MPDEast [read more]

October 23, 2013 4:03 PM

The East District has recently had complaints regarding companion animals, specifically dogs.  In many cases, Animal Laws may differ slightly depending on whether you live in the City of Madison or in Dane County. However, there are several animal laws that are the same no matter where you … [read more]

July 30, 2013 9:35 PM

On a hot July afternoon the annual Darbo-Worthington neighborhood bike rodeo took place. Participation from youth was up from previous years with almost 60-70 children attending. This was the second annual neighborhood bike rodeo for the children.  This opportunity provided a bicycle safety … [read more]

July 10, 2013 12:32 PM

On June 20th, 2013 Detective Kat Riley and Police Officer Alexandra Nieves Reyes were presented awards from the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center for their continuing service and dedication working to improve the lives of children impacted by violence. When a law enforcement officer or … [read more]

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