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  • MPD to increase patrols this week

    Posted on Mar 14, 2016 | The Madison Police Department will be deploying extra officers on and around the weekend of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in order to focus on impaired driving, speed enforcement and seat belt violations.   Traditionally, this weekend has been a time of increased alcohol impaired driving and...
  • A disappointing decision

    Posted on Mar 1, 2016 | MPD recently learned that our law suit seeking to have the Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) as our primary treatment facility for adult males who have been placed in protective custody under a petition for emergency detention (E.D) was not successful.  As a result of the order issued by Judge...
  • Traffic Delays due to Protests

    Posted on Feb 17, 2016 | On Thursday, February 18th, a “Day without Latinos and Immigrants” rally is planned for the capitol square between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.    Metro Transit buses will be off the capitol square streets and detoured onto the Outer Loop.  Details are located here:
  • Capital Area OWI Task Force

    Posted on Feb 11, 2016 | The Capital Area OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this weekend.  The task force, consisting of 17 Dane County police departments including the City of Madison, Monona, DeForest, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Stoughton, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie,...

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