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  • Community support: Resources available following release of video in Tyre Nichols' case

    Posted on Jan 27, 2023 | The Madison Police Department is sharing a list of community support available following the release of police video in the Tyre Nichols’ case. Our department shares your anger in seeing another person robbed of their life and dignity by a senseless act committed by those in our profession. We know...
  • Chief Barnes issues statement ahead of police video release in Tyre Nichols' case

    Posted on Jan 27, 2023 | In 2020, we all watched in disbelief as the failures of leadership and training, and a lack of human decency led to the murder of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis. I fear today we will watch with the same disbelief as police officers similarly strip Tyre Nichols in Memphis of his human dignity and...
  • Hours changing for fingerprinting services through MPD

    Posted on Jan 25, 2023 | The Madison Police Department is changing the hours it will offer fingerprinting services to the public. Starting in February, this service will only be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Record Services staff offers fingerprinting for the general public or those applying...
  • MPD hosts chili cook-off to benefit families of fallen officers

    Posted on Jan 25, 2023 | Meat, beans and spice! More than a dozen employees participated in the Madison Police Department’s first chili cook-off fundraiser! Each police captain or civilian manager nominated an employee to represent their unit within the department. “We have six different districts. Officers go a long time...
  • Multiple goals met during 2022 Summer Strategic Plan

    Posted on Dec 14, 2022 | The Madison Police Department met several of its crime reduction goals outlined in the 2022 Summer Strategic Plan. This year, the department was focused on reducing shots fired calls, stolen auto incidents and hazardous driving, specifically on the Beltline, Mineral Point Road and East Washington...
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