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Tag: Community Policing

July 18, 2024 6:35 AM

Please consider joining MPD at the Public Safety Summit on July 23rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Warner Park Community Center. The summit has a citywide focus.? [read more]

June 22, 2021 1:23 PM

Greetings Northside residents! I am thrilled to announce that Coffee with a Cop has returned to the North side. Please join Neighborhood Officer De La Rosa and other North District officers for coffee and cookies on Tuesday, June 29th at 9AM at the Warner Park Community Center. It has been a … [read more]

March 6, 2019 5:39 PM

Tuesday, March 5th marked the date of our third annual East Madison Chili Cook-off. North District officers collaborated with East Madison Community Center in the Truax Neighborhood to bring food, fun and festivities to the community. At least twelve big pots o’ chili fed a crowd of about a … [read more]

June 18, 2018 2:16 PM

During May, the Madison Police Department addressed 2,833 incidents in the North District. That is an average of 91 incidents per day. As a reminder, most incidents are calls for service from citizens. These calls could be for reports of crime, but could also be for non-criminal occurrences … [read more]

March 19, 2018 6:02 PM

Seems like the number one question people in the North District are asking this week is, “who won the Chili Cook-off?” They are referring of course to the second annual Great Chili Cook-off sponsored by our friends at the East Madison Community Center. Held in support of Nutrition Education … [read more]

August 2, 2017 12:12 PM

The Madison Police Department is very proud to have a small part in promoting the deployment of the Northside Neighborhood Navigators. The Navigators are part of the Stable Families, Strong Community initiative which you may have seen summarized in the last few issues of the Northside … [read more]

March 3, 2017 6:54 PM

If you follow the police beat in the paper, recent news coming out of the North and East sides has rocked the community. Earlier this week we witnessed the death by homicide of a young man on East Washington Ave. The week prior, four young men were seriously injured further out on The Ave. … [read more]

January 25, 2017 1:07 PM

The North District is pleased to introduce our new Northport/Packers Neighborhood officer, Alexandra Nieves-Reyes. Alex is already familiar to many of you as she has served as a patrol officer in the North district for several years. Alex has been the heart and soul of the district and never … [read more]

December 12, 2016 8:59 PM

It was a HO, HO, HO kind of day last Sunday. With the freshly fallen snow and a surprise visit from Santa, it was a perfect day for a holiday extravaganza. North District Police Officers were very happy to host several families for a day of festivities, fun and food. Our officers and their … [read more]

September 19, 2016 8:26 AM


September 19, 2016 7:32 AM

Please circulate widely. This conference will appeal to neighborhood leaders and residents, business representatives, nonprofits and community-based organizations, government officials, policymakers and staff, and others who care about our community. Don’t Miss Out! Register … [read more]

September 12, 2016 8:44 AM

North Police District Community Survey It is that time a year to hear from the community through our annual community survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The link is: Thanks, Capt Jay Lengfeld [read more]

September 1, 2016 11:57 AM

Big a thank you from the North Police District staff to the residents of the Northside for a great appreciation event yesterday. The food and friendship was outstanding. It was a great opportunity for everybody to meet each other in a social setting and for us to give tours of the station, … [read more]

August 26, 2016 11:23 AM

Yesterday the North and East Police Districts participated in “Operation Giving Hope” at Motel 6 in the East Towne area. Joining the Madison Police Department was a number of other law enforcement agencies, fire department, a number of non-profit agencies, school district. Fifty two families … [read more]

August 25, 2016 1:40 PM

North CPT, Neighborhood Officers and Patrol Officers had the opportunity to participate in four community events on Saturday, August 20th. The events included “100 Black Men” backpack giveaway at Demetral Field. Organizers handed out backpacks with school supplies to local children. Others … [read more]

July 16, 2016 6:45 PM

Certainly some of the news involving law enforcement this summer has been difficult reading. If we only dash from headline to headline, we'd think there wasn't a shred of goodness left in the world. But lost in all the news that is tragic, controversial or otherwise headline-making is … [read more]

June 24, 2016 7:40 AM

Officers Steve Chvala and Ryan Orvis attended the Madison Moms Blog Hangin’ with Heroes event which was held last Saturday. Feedback from the organizer was “It was so wonderful and your officers were phenomenal! Please express our gratitude to the Police Officers. They were so great with the … [read more]

March 8, 2016 6:40 AM

Some interesting reading came across our desks the other day. The MPD Criminal Intelligence Section (CIS) put out a monthly crime summary for February 2016. The information was generated by our crime analysts along with police officers assigned to CIS. Most of the information in the document … [read more]

March 7, 2016 12:19 PM

The North side Community Forum with Chief Koval is Wednesday, March 9th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Eastside Luthern School, 2310 Independence Lane. Hope to see Wednesday! [read more]

January 20, 2016 7:08 AM

Fireside Five-Oh Living Room Conversations Thanks go out to our friends in the Eken Park Neighborhood for hosting the first of what we hope will be many more Fireside Five-Oh neighborhood conversations. We are pleased to announce the launch of this project, another opportunity … [read more]

January 19, 2016 12:19 PM

Kids and staff from the Vera Court Neighborhood Center along with some of our North District Officers had a chance to polish their skills on the ice the other day. Although it was probably way too cold to skate outdoors last Monday, the ice at Hartmeyer Arena was just right for Skate-With-a-Cop … [read more]

October 19, 2015 12:39 PM

WHAT? A COMMUNITY CORRAL!!! WHAT’S THAT? A CHANCE TO VISIT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND INTERACT WITH THE MADISON POLICE HORSES! WHERE? BERKLEY PARK 1730 Browning Rd WHEN? Tuesday October 20th 5:00-6:00 pm WHO? Bring your friends, family and neighbors! WHY? All children … [read more]

September 3, 2015 11:57 AM

Monday, the North Community Policing Team members with First Tee of South Central Wisconsin put on an event for the Brentwood Neighborhood at Warner Park. The First Tee is an international youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing … [read more]

August 31, 2015 10:04 AM

MPD intern Katelyn Gamache organized with the help of North District officers an event called Earth Day on Kipling, which took place on August 27th. Kipling Dr. residents’ adults and children helped pick up trash pull weeds and plants trees and flower at two of the apartment buildings on … [read more]

June 29, 2015 1:12 PM

Don't forget the Chief's Community Forum is tomorrow (June 30th) from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Vera Ct Neighborhood Center, located at 614 Vera Ct. See you tomorrow! [read more]

June 24, 2015 9:56 AM

Neighborhood Officer Sarah Boespflug last week organized a fishing event for the children in her neighborhood called “Cops and Bobbers”. Over twenty children went fishing with members of the North Police District Community Policing Team and Patrol Officers at Warner Park. It was a beautiful … [read more]

June 24, 2015 9:51 AM

Neighborhood Officer Sarah Boespflug last week organized a fishing event for the children in her neighborhood called “Cops and Bobbers”. Over twenty children went fishing with members of the North Police District Community Policing Team and Patrol Officers at Warner Park. It was a beautiful … [read more]

May 21, 2015 2:38 PM

You may have seen us, or maybe you didn’t. Popping up like a flash mob on the north side, Madison police officers made quick appearances recently all over Madison’s north side. With Ninja-like stealth, the Guerrilla Grillers showed up not for a 911 call, but to meet and greet our neighbors. … [read more]

May 4, 2015 12:24 PM

Drones have become very popular with the general public, but few know the rules in operating them. The North Police District received our first call from the airport tower reporting a violation of operating a drone. Here are the rules the FAA shared with us: The drone must be flown … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:43 AM

North District detective Tom Helgren is receiving a Joint Operations Award from the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge his dedication and significant impact on public safety. Detective Helgren worked with Chicago PD to help them arrest a Chicago homicide suspect in our city. He will be … [read more]

April 2, 2015 9:39 AM

North District detective Tom Helgren is receiving a Joint Operations Award from the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge his dedication and significant impact on public safety. Detective Helgren worked with Chicago PD to help them arrest a Chicago homicide suspect in our city. He will be … [read more]

March 2, 2015 10:20 AM

It is often overlooked but vitally important in property crimes investigations to have the serial number or some other distinct marking recorded by the victim. A quick cell phone photo of the serial number or a picture of the receipt or both are hugely important when investigators are … [read more]

February 18, 2015 12:51 PM

The Madison Hotel/Motel Alliance (MHMA) is a group of hotels and motels in the North and East Police Districts who have come together to form an alliance to address the many common problems they face, including: drug use, drug trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution and additional … [read more]

August 5, 2013 11:56 AM

On 07/31/2013, the children in the Summer Program at the Northport Community Center assisted in a traffic safety project.  On July 4th, 2013, a young boy from the neighborhood was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Northport Dr. from Walgreens, back to the neighborhood.  When the … [read more]

June 29, 2013 12:30 PM

Not only is the Northside a great place to live and work, its mighty tasty too!  Every Monday night from 5 - 7:30 pm several food carts have been serving up tasty treats for dinner and dessert at the corner of North Sherman and Trailsway. Every Tuesday in August, St Paul’s Church at 2126 N … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

We know that traffic is a huge issue no matter where you live. Unfortunately, we cannot possibly assign a police officer to do speed enforcement in all of the areas that might benefit from such attention! With that in mind, we are able to offer the presence of our trailer mounted speed … [read more]

June 12, 2013 3:15 PM

For those of you who don’t know me I am Officer Katie and have been on the north side for 13 years working in several different positions.  My current assignment is with the North Community Policing Team (NCPT) however, when the opportunity came to help out at East High School I volunteered to … [read more]

May 29, 2013 3:08 PM

With school set to dismiss for the summer, it’s natural to worry about keeping our kids productively engaged over the summer months.  Fortunately, there is no lack of opportunities on the Northside. In addition to local programming at Vera Court, Kennedy Heights and the Packers/Northport … [read more]

May 25, 2013 5:07 PM

NORTHPORT NEIGHBORHOOD: Submitted by: Police Officer Sarah Boespflug I am excited to have been recently assigned as the Madison Police Department Northport Neighborhood Officer.  I have been with the Madison Police Department for six years.  I maintain very high expectations for myself … [read more]

July 15, 2012 8:52 AM

The Madison Police Department and especially the North District have made a concerted effort over the last few years to get more officers out in to the community on bikes. We are committed to police biking for a number of reasons. Besides the tactical advantage we gain while on bike, we know … [read more]

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