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Crime Prevention Unit

The Madison Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit facilitates training requests for businesses, service groups, community members, and other organizations in the City of Madison.

The goal of the Madison Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit is to coordinate programs and strategies to reduce crime and create community partners throughout Madison. Our trainings focus on methods used to prevent crime and encourage community engagement.

The following training topics are provided by the Madison Police Department:


Trainings can be tailored to the need of the requesting organization.

For more information or to schedule training, please contact one of our police districts.

October 2, 2023 1:01 PM

Hello Midtown, Property crime impacts just about everyone and, can be stubbornly persistent. However, there are things we can do to reduce and prevent it. And I do mean WE! Please take a look at the below link to help us (and you) prevent property crime. Thank you and happy …

April 8, 2021 11:55 AM

Here are 10 things you need to know when meeting someone buying or selling something online: Always meet in a public place Tell someone Never meet at home Always meet during the day If it's a high-priced transaction, do it at a bank Don't pay in cash Disable caller ID Don't …

November 18, 2020 9:44 AM

It's that time of year for giving... and taking. With so many people shopping online because of the pandemic, we are expected to have a record-breaking year for home deliveries and Porch Pirates this holiday season. These adventurous thieves feast on crimes of opportunity and convenience, …

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