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  • Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI)

    Posted on Sep 29, 2016 | The MPD has received some very good news regarding our fight against the opioid epidemic. A new $700,000 Smart Policing grant has just been secured from the U.S. Department of Justice, and it will fund a three-year pilot program, “Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative,” or MARI.   Under MARI, MPD...
  • Never Forget Blood Drive

    Posted on Sep 8, 2016 | In the 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood. The Madison Police and Fire Departments are again partnering with the American Red Cross to invite the community to donate blood at the fifth annual Madison Public Safety...
  • East Towne Mall Arrest

    Posted on Sep 1, 2016 | The Dane County Sheriff’s review is now complete and has concluded that, “based on the totality of the circumstances confronting each officer at the time force was used, the actions of [the officers] were objectively reasonable and consistent with MPD policy as well as training provided by the...
  • Operation Giving Hope

    Posted on Aug 24, 2016 | It began with a Madison Police detective’s realization that many women who are victims of human trafficking are also mothers, living in area hotels with their children – some of whom are not even registered for school. Determined to help, the detective joined forces with Project Respect and other...
  • Full Steam Ahead

    Posted on Aug 24, 2016 | The Madison Police Department and area law enforcement continue a six-year tradition this week by once again inviting Latino youth to a week-long academy – but the invitations hardly need to be sent after enjoying years of robust interest from the Latino community.   “I hate to turn kids away, but...
  • Chief Koval honors local Girl Scout

    Posted on Aug 12, 2016 | Chief Koval honored a 14-year-old Cottage Grove Girl Scout this week by presenting Abbie Pochel with a “Chief’s Coin.” Abbie lost her father Brian to cancer four years ago, and looks forward every summer to attending Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, or who...
  • 'It's all hugs'

    Posted on Aug 10, 2016 |   The Madison Police Department is holding its fifth-annual Black Youth Academy at the Madison Police Training Center this week.   The kids are offered a full week of activities, scenarios and demonstrations in which area officers explain and coach the kids in police work. Agencies partnering with...
  • Help identify suspect

    Posted on Aug 2, 2016 | Madison residents and those in surrounding communities have been hit hard recently by an increase in thefts from autos.  The man and vehicle pictured below may be responsible for some of those crimes.  The photos were captured after a theft on Madison’s east side Anyone with information on the...
  • Missing Person

    Posted on Aug 2, 2016 | This post has been updated with the correct photo of Megann Schmitt. We apologize for the error. Madison Police ask your help in locating a missing person from Madison's east side.  Missing is Megann J Schmitt, a 35 year old Madison resident.  Megan was reported missing at approximately 5:37...
  • Wanted Person

    Posted on Jul 26, 2016 | The Madison Police asks your help in locating wanted subject, Andrew A White.  White is wanted in Dane County on several domestic charges.  He is also being sought by Galesburg, Illinois Police on a warrant stemming from a robbery and a weapons offense. White was recently the victim of a shooting ...

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