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Tag: Community Partnership

May 19, 2022 6:16 AM

The Madison community lost an amazing person on Tuesday, Detective Amanda Analla. In addition to the information below, Amanda had a special relationship with the South District where she was so dedicated and welcomed. Amanda was the Bram's Addition Neighborhood Police Officer, where she formed … [read more]

April 14, 2022 1:43 PM

Last night the South Police District hosted the community and our consultant, Matrix, for 90 minutes worth of discussion on the Madison Police Department’s “Strategic Plan”. This was a Zoom meeting with about 15 citizens. I appreciated hearing some of the comments the community provided. … [read more]

April 1, 2022 8:44 AM

This same announcement can be found on our MPD website: Then just go to the Media tab for news releases. We are hoping for a strong, diverse showing at these listening sessions. Stay safe!! Captain Mike Hanson, MPD South District MPD seeking community input on … [read more]

October 22, 2021 1:46 PM

In another great partnership with the Urban League, we are proud to partner with them and Operation Fresh Start and the CIty Attorney's Office to bring a "traffic lab" to South Madison. Please see the attached link below for more details. Mike Hanson, Captain South Police District - … [read more]

August 11, 2021 8:29 AM

In partnership with the Urban League and Dr. Ruben Anthony, MPD held four weekly "Community Conversations" in which we shared important conversations with members of the community on what we do, where policing is headed, how we train and how we operate. Chief Barnes presented at two of the … [read more]

July 12, 2021 10:54 AM

The Urban League of Greater Madison and the Madison Police Department would like to invite you to a 4-part conversation series with Madison Police Department Leadership. July 20th - MPD Mission, Structure, Hiring & Training w/Chief Barnes & Dr. Anthony July 27th - MPD Use of Force … [read more]

June 7, 2021 1:30 PM

Greetings: We welcome Officer Jessica Wolf from our patrol staff to her new role as a Neighborhood Resource Officer dedicated to the South Police District. She will partner with the community, monitor crime trends, problem solve and attend community events. Below is the BIO on Jessica: … [read more]

October 17, 2019 11:18 AM

Greetings: Below is information about an important meeting in the South District, hosted by the City's Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development Office. You are invited to the South Madison Plan second community meeting … [read more]

May 20, 2019 2:18 PM

The Zeidler Center is still recruiting citizens to be facilators for police-community listening circles this summer in the Allied area and Leopold neighborhoods. The next faclitator training is June 1 from 9am-4pm at the Boys and Girls Club at 4619 Jenewein Rd. [read more]

May 7, 2019 11:40 AM

It is unfortunate that sudden violence perpetrated by an individual or individuals determined to kill innocent people is a reality in modern American communities. The good news is that the likelihood of finding yourself under fire by an active shooter is less than that of being struck by … [read more]

May 7, 2019 11:38 AM

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February 12, 2019 12:27 PM

Mark your calendars for Good Neighbor Night, learn how you can partner with your neighbors, MPD and others to reduce crime in your neighborhood! See below for specifics [read more]

October 22, 2018 11:17 AM

On Friday, October 19, 2018, Officer Amelia Levett received the Signficant Impact Award from the Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team. The award recognizes one person each year who has significantly contributed to efforts to reduce domestic violence in our area. Officer Levett … [read more]

December 16, 2016 11:35 AM

As part of our 2016 South District goal to "Be engaged with the community", we set out to complete a comprehensive assessment of the Moorland Road neighborhood. That neighborhood has been without a viable association for a number of years now and communication between property owners, residents … [read more]

March 16, 2016 1:02 PM

Yesterday afternoon, members of the REACH-A-Child organization stopped by the South Police District to deliver “REACH BAGS” filled with books for children in crisis. Chief Koval was there to accept the generous donation along with members of each police district station. With this donation, … [read more]

February 15, 2016 9:30 AM

The South District has started an Officer Liaison program in 2016. In the coming weeks, South District Patrol Officers will be reaching out to their assigned neighborhood associations, schools, churches, or other assigned areas. Liaisons will serve as a primary point of contact for any … [read more]

October 28, 2015 1:49 PM

Last Thursday evening, October 22nd, Dane County Human Services (DCHS) held their annual Joining Forces for Families Celebration at the Goodman Community Center. Also referred to as the "Annual Academy Awards for Social Work" by long time DCHS Manager Ron Chance, this JFF dinner and … [read more]

July 30, 2015 3:37 PM

Just a reminder... Madison's longest running National Night Out event will be held once again this Tuesday night, August 4th, at Penn Park. Join the Brams Addition Neighborhood, Club TNT, Penn Park Partners, Southside Raiders, and many other South Madison Neighborhood Associations as we all show … [read more]

June 17, 2015 12:47 PM

This Saturday, June 20th, local community leaders from "Kujichagulia" and the Madison Center for Self Determination have once again organized a "Juneteenth Day" celebration. There is actually a number of different events taking place around Juneteenth Day, but two of the main features of this … [read more]

June 4, 2015 10:32 AM

Our community spends millions of dollars each year to make sure Madison remains a safe community with a high quality of life for all. Say what you want about the various strategies and means we undertake to pursue these goals, one thing is a given. Reading increases literacy; higher literacy … [read more]

June 2, 2015 11:27 AM

Tuesday night fun continues through out the summer at Olin Turville Park as the Friends of Olin Turvile (FOOT) in partnership with MPD kick of "Yoga" classes tonight. MPD Detective Samantha Kellogg will be your lead yoga instructor tonight and a number of other Tuesday nights through out the … [read more]

May 19, 2015 1:13 PM

Friends of Olin Turville are holding another, FREE, concert tonight at the Olin-Turville Park shelter featuring Cris Plata. Music starts at 6p.m. Beautiful night, bring a jacket, enjoy the Lake Monona view and a walk through the Olin Turville Conservancy. [read more]

May 4, 2015 11:30 AM

About six or seven years ago, a beautiful wooded area along the shores of Lake Monona became the focus of the South District Community Policing Team. For decades, the Olin Turville Conservancy was not the most welcoming place to visit. A segment of the community had decided to take over this … [read more]

April 29, 2015 3:19 PM

On Tuesday, residents of the Parkside Apartment Building and members of the South District Community Police Team joined Triangle Neighborhood Officer Kim Alan in adding flower boxes to the top six floors of the building at 245 S. Park St. This project grew out of the partnership between … [read more]

October 31, 2014 2:11 PM

Lisa King, Program Coordinator at the Bayview Community Center, receives five bicycles from Neighborhood Officer Kimberly Alan and Madison Police Bike Recovery Specialist Beck Mugford. The five bikes had been marked for auction after they could not be reunited with their original owners. … [read more]

August 18, 2014 3:56 PM

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May 16, 2014 8:08 PM

Neighborhood Ofc. Kimberly Alan and Ofc. Amelia Levett along with CDA staff helped fifteen Triangle Neighborhood residents rehabilitate their community garden located near 755 Braxton Pl. on Friday, May 16th. Despite predictions of rain, the group was able to hang a new gate and line the … [read more]

March 26, 2014 10:26 AM

   In August of last year, Officer Kim Alan volunteered to serve as the South District's Neighborhood Police Officer in the Bayview-Braxton-Brittingham Park area.   One of the projects she immediately started to assist with was the newly established "community garden" in Brittingham Park.   … [read more]

August 15, 2013 10:17 AM

Looking for some good entertainment, good food and great community spirit this weekend ?  Consider stopping by the 29th annual Triangle Ethnic Fest presented by the Bayview Foundation this coming Sunday, August 18, from 11a.m.-6p.m.  Every year, many small and not so small businesses step … [read more]

June 6, 2013 8:57 AM

Starting today through this weekend (June 6-8), Special Olympics of Wisconsin will be holding their annual statewide competition in Stevens Point (, This morning, law enforcement officers from across the State of Wisconsin, including here in Madison, … [read more]

May 8, 2013 1:14 PM

Tonight marks the start of the third annual Olin Park Concert Series, presented by FOOT - the Friends of Olin-Turville - in partnership with the Madison Parks Department and the Madison Police Department. These weekly concerts, held in the Olin Park Pavillion, are free and appropriate for … [read more]

May 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Thanks to everyone who came out Wednesday night to hear the "Getaway Drivers" at the Friends of Olin Turville's first community concert of the year at the Olin Park Shelter.  A shout out to our friends at WKOW-TV as well for this great story they aired last night at 10:00 p.m. on the … [read more]

May 3, 2013 1:16 PM

May 11th, 9a-12p, 1702 S. Park St Pase por esta clínica gratuita para ver si su asiento está instalado correctamente. Estaremos rifando seis asientos de automóviles a quienes la visitan. Demostración de Seguridad de la Motocicleta Madison Area SAFE KIDS conducts regular car … [read more]

May 3, 2013 1:15 PM

When:  May 11, 9am - 12pm (This event will be held rain or shine. The building will be used if it rains. Bathrooms indoors available to all.) Where: 1702 S. Park St (the old Thorstad's lot at Wingra Creek and S. Park St) Stop by this free clinic to see if your car seat is installed … [read more]

May 1, 2013 2:53 PM

On Tuesday evening, April 30th, over 40 persons who own or manage rental property in South Madison met with City of Madison staff at the Bonfyre American Grill, 2601 W Beltline Highway. The meeting was organized and facilitated by the MPD's Arbor Hills - Leopold Neighborhood Police Officer … [read more]

April 11, 2013 3:38 PM

Begining this Saturday night, the Taft Street Boys n Girls Club will be hosting evening activities for assorted ages. Early evening will be "rap battles and freestyle cyphers"... from 9pm - 11pm will be "men's basketball" for those 18 years old and older. If there is good attendance, … [read more]

January 29, 2013 12:45 PM

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP New Team As I mentioned in the first newsletter of 2012, the South District’s Community Policing Team (SCPT) is comprised of all new personnel for 2012. Through attending neighborhood association meetings, we have had a chance to introduce ourselves and hear some … [read more]

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