Crime Prevention

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Officer provides training to businesses, service groups, citizens, and other organizations in the City of Madison.

The goal of the Madison Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit is to provide 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.

Trainings offered:

  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Security Audits
  • Planning and response to Active Shooter
  • Workplace Violence
  • Personal Safety
  • Scam Prevention
  • Computer Safety

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

For more information or to schedule training contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Rodney Wilson at or (608) 266-4238 .

June 20, 2016 9:20 AM

The Madison Police Department’s Crime Prevention Tip of the Week. Motion light verses dusk to dawn light. Which light should you choose to best protect your property? Motion lights are so common that they may be viewed like car alarms. When the public hears a car alarm they no longer … [read more]

June 6, 2016 1:20 PM

Maintenance is another concept of CPTED.  CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Maintenance refers to the idea of the continued use of a space for an intended purpose.  This is done by keeping the property maintained and landscape managed.  If locks, … [read more]

June 1, 2016 10:18 AM

Territorial Behavior is the fourth concept of CPTED.  CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. This refers to the development of ownership. This is done through fences, landscaping, and pavement treatments. This gives the visitor the sense of where your property … [read more]

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