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  • Third-party service to help MPD with emergency detention transportation

    Posted on Jun 2, 2023 | MADISON, Wis. – Starting in June, the Madison Police Department will use a third-party service for emergency detention transports to Winnebago Mental Health Facility. The pilot program was approved in this year’s operating budget as a way to keep more officers in Madison responding to calls....
  • No criminal liability for MPD officers involved in critical incident inside convenience store

    Posted on May 31, 2023 | MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Police Department officers involved in a February shooting incident inside a Kwik Trip gas station have been cleared of criminal liability. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced the decision Wednesday afternoon after a thorough review of reports, surveillance video...
  • Seeking people to join Community Policing Advisory Boards to build trust, legitimacy

    Posted on May 3, 2023 | The Madison Police Department is recruiting individuals now through June 2 to serve on Community Policing Advisory Boards (CPABs) in each of Madison’s six police districts (  Advisors will seek and share residents’ concerns, questions and ideas as they advise...
  • Stolen gun recovered during Mifflin Street Block Party

    Posted on Apr 29, 2023 | A stolen handgun was recovered during an arrest made at this year’s Mifflin Street Block Party. Officers spent hours Saturday walking and biking in the area. Students arrived to Mifflin Street around 11 a.m. By midday, the crowd surged to well over 10,000 people. In response, the Madison Police...
  • Safety plans in place ahead of Mifflin Street Block Party

    Posted on Apr 29, 2023 | Local first responders and other city officials are urging caution for anyone choosing to attend Saturday’s Mifflin Street Block Party. Thousands of students from across Wisconsin are expected to gather along the 400 and 500 blocks of Mifflin Street to socialize. “We want everyone who attends to be...
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