Skip to main content

Midtown District Blotter

Tag: Captain Freedman

July 25, 2023 8:21 AM

Dear Midtown Residents, We wanted to share with our constituents that the Midtown District Station will be hosting “Office Hours” for anyone who wants to come in and chat with a Midtown commander. Why “Office Hours?” Because we want to make ourselves available to you, our … [read more]

May 31, 2022 1:01 PM

Hello Midtown! Please see the below link providing information on the 2022 MPD Summer Strategic Plan. Thank you and be well, Captain Freedman /police/blog/documents/Hello%20Midtown(2).docx [read more]

July 29, 2021 1:28 PM

Hello Midtown Please see the below link with a Strategic Plan Update Thank you! /police/blog/documents/MSP3(1).pdf [read more]

July 28, 2021 9:57 AM

Hello Midtown, On 7/27 a team of officers led by one of our TEST (Traffic Enforcement Safety Team) Members worked speed enforcement on the Beltline at Whitney Way. During the course of the project which ran from 6pm to 10pm, 5 stop cars made 29 stops for speeding, with two … [read more]

July 9, 2021 10:07 AM

Please see the attached! /police/blog/documents/MSP2.pdf [read more]

July 9, 2021 7:38 AM

Hello Midtown, In addition to our ongoing strategic plan work on enforcing dangerous driving, we get assistance from our TEST (Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team) and other officers. On 7/8, a group of officers worked a speed wave traffic safety initiative on WB Belt/ Whitney. … [read more]

July 1, 2021 3:05 PM

Hello Midtown, As we move through the summer, and in line with our Midtown Strategic Plan, we are paying particular attention to crime trends and data--where, when, how, and (when possible) who are committing the crimes. While we have enjoyed substantial reductions in two of our three … [read more]

June 21, 2021 3:07 PM

Hello--please see the below link for our first Midtown Strategic Plan update. /police/blog/documents/MSPupdate1.pdf Thank you and be well. Captain Freedman [read more]

June 13, 2021 3:37 PM

Hello Midtown, FYI on Wednesday 6/9 from 6p-10p, 4 MPD officers including a member of our Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) worked a traffic safety initiative at the Beltline and Whitney Way. 28 stops were made (27 for speed and 1 for failure to move over for an emergency vehicle). … [read more]

June 5, 2021 2:16 PM

Hello Midtown! Every year, MPD recognizes our people--civilian and sworn--and citizens whose actions and work went above and beyond. 2020 was no exception, and during the pandemic and the tumult of the protests, Midtown officers were involved in several major incidents, during which they … [read more]

June 3, 2021 9:44 AM

Please see the attached PDF and video containing information about Midtown's Summer Strategic Plan MidtownSummerStrategicPlan [read more]

March 24, 2021 11:46 AM

Hello Midtown! On April 8th, 2021, at 7pm, Alder Furman is hosting a public safety focused community meeting, including discussion on recent gun violence in the Midtown District. Midtown and West Police Command will attend, along with Anthony Cooper Sr. from Focused Interruption. To get … [read more]

March 18, 2021 12:25 PM

Hello Midtown District! Despite the recent snow, spring is coming! Along with warmer weather, MMSD recently announced the return to in-person learning. The change of season and the re-opening of schools provide opportunities and challenges for Midtown PD and our district residents, and I want … [read more]

January 28, 2021 11:38 AM

Hello Midtown! Every year, MPD seeks community feedback. As a Midtown resident, we ask and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete a short survey. We value your feedback and look to find ways to incorporate it into our efforts to keep Madison safe and secure. As you may know, … [read more]

October 19, 2020 1:23 PM

Hello Midtown, The City budget is in full swing, and like many of you, I've reviewed the Mayor's executive budget through the lens of public safety and the impact it may have on your police department and our ability to provide critical and essential services. In case you haven't seen the … [read more]

October 12, 2020 11:45 AM

Hello Midtown, MPD, OCA, and DCPH created a letter (link below) to send out to bars and potential house-parties in an effort to curb activities which are deleterious to public health. It is our goal to get this letter out to as many people in the Regent St area (as well as Langdon, State St, … [read more]

October 9, 2020 7:28 PM

Hello Midtown, FYI, the For Our Future (FOF) & For Our Future Action Fund may be canvassing in the Midtown area. They notified MPD of their intent, and in an effort to mitigate concerns people may have about said activity, I wanted to pass along some information from the group, … [read more]

September 8, 2020 11:00 AM

Updated Crime Stats Hello Midtown, The below information is through August 31, 2020 SHOTS FIRED: Year-to-date (8/31) there have been 176 shots fired in Madison compared with 99 at this time in 2019 In August of 2020 there have been 33 shots fired incidents citywide compared to … [read more]

July 27, 2020 1:28 PM

Hello Midtown, Recently there has been a significant increase in some types of calls in Midtown (and throughout the City). Three areas stand out: Shots Fired, Burglary, and Theft from Auto (TFA). Shots Fired: June 2019 Midtown: 1 June 2020 … [read more]

March 17, 2020 12:43 PM

Hello Midtown, Below are some important links from the City, Public Health, and MPD. MPD is committed to … [read more]

December 23, 2019 12:56 PM

Seasons Greetings! Thanks to all of you who have sent well wishes, cards, food (lots and lots of food!) to my Midtown Team. It is much appreciated! I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and holiday season and Happy New Year! Jason Freedman Midtown Police … [read more]

December 13, 2019 9:33 AM

Midtown Crime Summary November 2019 Hello Midtown! I recently received some feedback from community members who asked to get more information about crime information and trends in the district. Below is my effort to provide some data. If you find this information useful or helpful, … [read more]

November 25, 2019 1:34 PM

All, Please consider completing our annual MPD survey for 2019. We appreciate your feedback and this is an opportunity to hear from you! The link to the survey is below (and also accessible from the MPD Website) and is available in multiple … [read more]

October 12, 2019 12:27 PM

Hello Midtown! My name is Jason Freedman, and on 10/6/19 I took over for Jay Lengfeld as Midtown Captain. Captain Lengfeld reitred after 38! years of service. I thank him for all of the contributions he's made to our community and MPD over the last four decades and I wish him well as he … [read more]

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Midtown District email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

Posts By Month