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August 3, 2021 1:34 PM

The Red Cross has been experiencing a SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGE this summer as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise—and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types are needed and there is an emergency need for type O. The Red Cross is working … [read more]

July 12, 2021 2:41 PM

Please see the attachment for an update on our first month of the West District Summer Strategic Plan. Contact me with any questions. Captain Tim Patton, /police/blog/documents/WPDSSP1.pdf [read more]

July 9, 2021 10:18 AM

Do you live near the intersection of Maple Grove Dr and McKee Rd? The West District is focusing on property crimes for our summer strategic plan and we are noticing a new micro time hotspot in the neighborhoods bordering this intersection during the overnight hours. We are deploying additional … [read more]

June 11, 2021 3:30 PM

Be advised of recent property crime in the West District ovenight in the area of Old Sauk Rd and Bear Claw Way. It appears that suspect(s) entered unlocked cars on the road or in the driveway and were able to gain access into the garage. Officers will provide additional directed patrols … [read more]

June 4, 2021 4:34 PM

Thank you to Mrs. Bauman's first grade class from Riverside Elementary School for thinking of us at West PD for this Police Appreciation Project. The class picture, message and decorated cards brought smiles to the faces of our detectives and officers and brightened up our briefing room. What … [read more]

May 28, 2021 11:00 AM

Hello! My name is Officer Chelsea Wetjen, and I am the new Hammersley Park Ridge Neighborhood Patrol Officer. After earning a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University, I worked as a supervisor in a yogurt factory. In 2014, I obtained my law degree from the University of Wisconsin … [read more]

May 6, 2021 1:43 PM

The Eastbound Beltline between Gammon Rd and Whitney Way is currently blocked as MPD searches for evidence from a weapons offense from earlier today. The blockage should last approximately 30 minutes. Please find alternate routes and avoid the area. Drive Safely! Captain Patton [read more]

April 27, 2021 5:09 PM

A friendly West District neighbor turned in a wedding band to West PD that was found recently on Jacobs Way. If this ring might be yours, contact Captain Patton at or 243-0503. Thank you! [read more]

January 28, 2021 7:53 AM

Happy New Year to the residents of the West District. As we prepare for shift change and welcome new team members to West PD, we are interested in your feedback and have now launched our community surveys! As a Madison resident, we ask and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete … [read more]

December 9, 2020 9:05 AM

Good afternoon community members. The Madison Police Department – West District, is reaching out to provide an update on some recent trends we are seeing in the West District. First, for some, it is holiday gift shopping time. With Covid-19, many are choosing to make gift purchases online, … [read more]

November 13, 2020 8:56 AM

Thanks to our Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for their work on the beltline this morning between Whitney Way and Gammon Rd. Six vehicles were stopped for driving in excess of 80 mph with a top speed of 86 mph. The citation for 80 mph runs $174.40 and 6 pts. Please drive safely, obey the … [read more]

October 28, 2020 4:36 PM

Thanks to our special visitors to West PD today for National First Responders Day. Connie "Kolp" Kolpin and then the Coffee with a Cop crew stopped by to show their support and deliver snacks to the troops. You made our day! Captain Patton [read more]

October 19, 2020 4:32 PM

Good Afternoon West District, Credit for the following message goes to Captain Jason Freedman of the Midtown District. Many of you have inquired about the budget, the impact on MPD and opportunities to provide input. Captain Freedman’s message includes resources, upcoming meeting details as … [read more]

October 19, 2020 11:18 AM

Thanks to the Orchard Ridge and Greentree Neighborhood Associations along with the East Side Good Neighbor Project for their newest initiative to decrease crimes of opportunity and enhance public safety. The #9PMRoutine initiative reminds us all to close garage doors, turn on exterior lights … [read more]

October 13, 2020 7:22 AM

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October 9, 2020 9:49 AM

If you are 18-24 years old, need a license for work or school, and are ready to work towards your future goals, this program is for you. OFS Drive is a FREE driver’s license preparation program. OFS Drive offers you the chance to prepare for obtaining your Wisconsin driver’s license while … [read more]

October 9, 2020 9:39 AM

Thank you to Meadowood Neighborhood Center Director Tauri Robinson, for sharing the news. The neighborhood center is now open for adult services including faxing, computers and copies on Mondays (1p-5p), Tuesdays (4p-7p), Wednesdays (9a-1p) and Thursday (1p-5p). Job Shop is scheduled for … [read more]

August 19, 2020 3:53 PM

New Theft from Auto Pattern - Be Vigilant We are experiencing a significant increase in forced entry theft from auto calls for service since June 1st. Suspects are using rocks or cinder blocks to gain access to locked vehicles with valuables in sight. Specific target areas include fitness club … [read more]

August 6, 2020 4:08 PM

PO Evans and Lt. Patterson welcomed special visitors to West PD this week. 3 year old Eila loves cars and especially police and fire vehicles. Thanks to mom (Ann) and sister (Phoebe) for arranging this meet and greet. Eila was a little on the shy side, but enjoyed the visit. Message from … [read more]

June 11, 2020 9:34 AM

The road construction on McKenna Blvd near Elver Park is complete with all lanes now open. Starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15, Speedway Sand & Gravel Inc. will close the intersection of Schroeder Road and Struck Street in order to construct underground facilities as part of the … [read more]

May 7, 2020 9:25 AM

Things are shaping up at West PD as our master gardeners and the crew from Action Fence have been hard at work. Thanks to PO Josh Acker for this highflying picture of the district. We love the view! [read more]

April 2, 2020 1:44 PM

Thank you to Carrie and Lincoln Financial for thinking of MPD during this challenging time! [read more]

March 6, 2020 1:11 PM

We have a new road construction project underway in the West District this week with lane restrictions on Gammon Rd from the West Beltline to Mineral Point Rd. Remember, It is illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone. Use of a Cell Phone in … [read more]

March 2, 2020 12:24 PM

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 Time of Meeting: 5:00 pm Place of Meeting: Midtown District Station, 4020 Mineral Point Rd The Madison Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement … [read more]

February 21, 2020 2:29 PM

PO Mike Evans stopped out to Olson Elementary School today and spent some time reading with students. Thanks to Olson Elementary and MMSD for including WPD. [read more]

January 8, 2020 8:39 AM

Thank you to the Sauk Creek Neighborhood Association for including MPD in the last night's annual meeting at the Alicia Ashman Library. We appreciate your efforts in building community and working to maintain safe neighborhoods. Captain Tim Patton [read more]

December 13, 2019 3:31 PM

Thank you to the Junior Youth Group from Our Redeemer Church and School for bringing cookies to our officers today at West PD. We appreciate you thinking about us. Happy Holidays! [read more]

October 31, 2019 8:42 AM

8:30 am / October 31st MFD and MPD are on scene at a multi-vehicle accident on Raymond Rd to the West of Muir Field Rd. Please avoid this area until further notice. Drive Safe. Captain Patton [read more]

October 2, 2019 4:07 PM

West CPT conducted a traffic safety initiative today focusing on speeding, red signal and stop sign violations in the areas of Gammon Rd, Schroeder Rd and Raymond Rd. The team issued 11 citations for red signal violation, speeding, operating after suspension and driving without a license. One … [read more]

October 1, 2019 2:20 PM

On October 2nd, West CPT will be conducting a traffic safety initiative focusing on speeding, red signal violations, stop sign violations and use of cell phones in construction areas. We will be giving special attention to the construction area near Elver Park and the intersection of Gammon and … [read more]

September 4, 2019 12:33 PM

West CPT conducted speed enforcement on N. Gammon Rd between Colony Drive and Farmington Way on Tuesday. This area has a posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. The team made ten traffic stops with a high speed of 49 mph. As schools are back in session, it is more important than ever for … [read more]

August 22, 2019 7:41 PM

West CPT enjoying the snow cones at tonight's Back 2 School Block Party on Theresa Terrace. A perfect summer night to celebrate the coming school year. Thank you to the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, MSCR at Falk Elementary, Wisconsin Youth Company and all of the families for including us … [read more]

August 22, 2019 4:36 PM

Officers Palmer, Corcoran and K9 Slim are making room in the Dominic's Ripple barrel at West PD for the final day of donations. Stop by our lobby or any of the District Stations with your donations of school supplies through Friday, August 23rd. ? [read more]

August 6, 2019 12:46 PM

Today is Officer Angela Straka's final day at WPD as a Patrol Officer. We congratulate her on her promotion to Sergeant and wish her the very best in her new assignment in the North District. She will be missed at WPD! [read more]

July 15, 2019 11:40 AM

With the promotion of Mike Hanson to Captain of Police for the South District, we are excited to welcome Lt. Reggie Patterson to West PD. Lt. Patterson started his career with the Madison Police Department in 2006. As an officer, he worked Central nights patrol before joining the Crime … [read more]

July 10, 2019 8:09 AM

Thank you to Mike Hanson for 5 years of leadership and service to the West District as the Patrol Lieutenant. We congratulate him on his promotion to Captain and wish him the very best in the South District. [read more]

June 13, 2019 5:15 PM

Shout out to community leader Sheray Wallace, for her efforts in recruiting youth to participate in an upcoming reading initiative. The program, organized by volunteer teachers, will start next week. The goal of the Community Read program is to increase reading skills and interest in … [read more]

June 13, 2019 1:18 PM

MPD will partner with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and Edgewood High School for a free youth football camp on Tuesday, July 23rd from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Edgewood HS. The free camp is for all youth from 5th grade through 9th grade and will focus on basic fundatmentals and techniques of … [read more]

May 28, 2019 3:05 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week on the Westbound beltline near Old Sauk Rd with a posted speed limit of 55 mph. The team made multiple stops for speeding with speeds ranging from 71 mph to 86 mph. Please drive safely and have a great week. [read more]

May 3, 2019 12:28 PM

Special thanks to Phil Luedtke, Sharon Schwarz, Lily and Dan Mormann for their impressive work in making the district a welcoming place. Stop by and see their progress and have a great weekend. Captain Patton [read more]

May 1, 2019 9:05 AM

On June 2nd, Sgt. John Rife will officially retire from MPD after 29 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Madison and the personnel of the Madison Police Department. Sgt. Rife beneath the new sign that now hangs in the hallway leading from the briefing room to squad parking area. … [read more]

April 30, 2019 5:58 PM

Just after 9:00 am today, MPD responded to an apartment building in the 5800 block of Balsam Rd in the West District for a disturbance between residents. The investigation resulted in probable cause to arrest one subject and it was determined that subject was in need of medical … [read more]

April 24, 2019 3:39 PM

Warmer weather is upon us and we are all excited for Spring. Continue to be good neighbors by keeping a watchful eye out for your own personal property and those that live in your neighborhood. Please continue to report suspicious and/or criminal behavior. Over the holiday weekend, we … [read more]

April 24, 2019 3:18 PM

If you happen to stop by West PD at 1710 McKenna Blvd, you are likely to meet Front Desk Mel. She is the glue that makes everything happen in the West District and we are thankful for her service to our customers and staff. Thank you Mel! [read more]

April 24, 2019 2:35 PM

Special thanks to Retired Chief Sue Williams for stopping by this morning for some much needed puppy time with the West PD team. [read more]

April 15, 2019 4:28 PM

On Sunday, April 14th, between the hours of 1pm and 3pm, juveniles reportedly entered an open garage in the 5900 block of Piping Rock Rd in the Greentree Neighborhood of the West District and rifled through vehicles searching for valuables. This occurred while the homeowner was doing yardwork in … [read more]

April 15, 2019 10:00 AM

PO Paige Martin Officer Martin grew up in Madison, she went to James Madison Memorial High School and then continued her education at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Paige received her Bachelor's Degree there and majored in Criminal Justice and got a minor in Social Justice with an … [read more]

April 8, 2019 11:28 AM

Detective Amanda Analla I joined the Madison Police Department in 2008, after graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Ashford University. Prior to becoming a Detective of the West … [read more]

April 8, 2019 11:05 AM

Thank you to MFD and Station 7 for their work at West PD this weekend with a prescribed fire. Spring cleaning is well underway in the West District. [read more]

April 3, 2019 4:05 PM

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing you to the newest members of the West PD Team. If you happen to see them out and about in the district, please introduce yourself and welcome them to the West District. PO Sydney Hanick Officer Hanick joined MPD and entered the … [read more]

March 25, 2019 5:49 PM

The Crokus family delivered treats and thank you cards to West PD today after first detail officers assisted in the successful search for the runaway yellow lab "Sugar". [read more]

March 1, 2019 2:30 PM

Assistant Chief Wahl joined us this week for Coffee with a Cop. The group discussed recent calls in the West District, police staffing and a number of other topics. Thanks to all for a great conversation. [read more]

February 19, 2019 4:51 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week in the 6900 block of McKee Rd with a posted speed limit of 40 mph. Over 90 minutes, the team stopped a total of 5 vehicles with a top speed of 55 mph. Please drive safely and have a great week. [read more]

February 8, 2019 9:39 AM

In some lighthearted news, 9 year old Max has taken full responsibility for his misuse of 911. Thank you to Max and his family for taking the time to send us this letter. In his defense, a 7 pm bedtime might seem a bit unfair. Thanks also to PO Lengfeld and PO Hall for their handling of this … [read more]

February 8, 2019 6:27 AM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week in the 1100 block of Whitney Way. Over three hours, the team stopped a total of 31 vehicles with a top speed of 57 mph. The average speed of the vehicles stopped was 45 mph. Please drive safely and have a great … [read more]

February 6, 2019 5:19 PM

After a 2-week hiatus due to the cold, the West Side Boxing program is back on track this evening at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center. West District Officers Justin Nelsen and Cruz Ramirez run the program in partnership with the Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation and the Madison Community Policing … [read more]

February 6, 2019 5:00 PM

On Tuesday, February 5th, the West District held our annual in-service at the Exact Sciences complex off of Schroeder Rd. Special thanks to Corporate Security Manager Scott Brinkman, Exact Sciences and the Findorff construction team for going above and beyond in hosting us for the day. The … [read more]

February 1, 2019 11:46 AM

The Madison Winter Festival will be taking place at Elver Park this weekend February 2nd and 3rd, just in time for the "warm" weather. The event is a family event focused on outdoor recreation, arts, and community and will feature a variety of events from live music, to fat tire bike racing, to … [read more]

January 31, 2019 12:39 PM

Over the past month, we have experienced 8 residential burglary calls involving open garage doors in sectors 117, 119, 121 and 122 of the West District. These sectors are in the general area of Muirfield Rd and Maple Grove Dr. Seven of these cases resutled in thefts from auto while one resulted … [read more]

January 23, 2019 8:11 AM

A snow emergency is in effect until Thursday, 1/24 @ 7am. We are shoveled out and open for business here at West PD. Due to the snow-covered roads, we might be short staffed at the window today. Should you venture out and stop by, please pick up the phone in the vestibule and let dispatch know … [read more]

January 16, 2019 7:10 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time today on S. Junction Rd, South of Mineral Point Road. This area, formerly Hwy M, has a posted speed limit of 35 mph. 17 cars were stopped for speeding during the two hour initiative with speeds ranging from 48 to 54 miles … [read more]

January 9, 2019 9:50 PM

It is my distinct honor to introduce myself to you as the new Captain of the West District. I am in my 17th year at MPD. During my tenure, I have served in the following roles: Patrol Officer, Training Officer, SET and SWAT Teams, Patrol Sergeant, FTO Sergeant, Sergeant of Training and … [read more]

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