Madison Police Departments Information
The Madison Police Departments is the agency responsible for law enforcement in the city of Madison, in Dane County in the state of Wisconsin.
About the Madison Police Department
The City of Madison Police Department has jurisdiction over an area of 78.95 square miles. It manages law and order in the city that has a population of 258,054. It is the second-most populous city in Wisconsin.
The Chief of Police is the head of the Madison Police Department. The current incumbent of the Chief’s office is Chief Michael C Koval. The department works under the city council.
The Madison Police Department Address is:
211 S. Caroll St.
Madison, WI 53703.
For emergencies, citizens should dial 911. For non-emergencies, the phone number to call the police is (608) 255 2345.
The Madison Police Department Email address is not shared. Citizens can contact the department online by using the form on https://www.cityofmadison.com/Police/forms/feedback.cfm
The Madison Police Department’s website is https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/
Madison Police Department Organization
The head of the Madison police is the Chief of Police. The Public Information Office is attached to the Chief’s office. Three Assistant Chiefs help the Chief in his work. The assistant chiefs handle the three divisions of the police department.
- Investigative and Specialized Services: This division handles all investigations. It also managed the Internal affairs department and receives complaints against staff. The division has two branches.
o Investigative services take care of Narcotics, DUI, Gang unit, Pawnshop, and Crime Analysis.
o Traffic and Specialized services handle traffic, forensic services, property unit, crossing guards, and PEOs.
- Field Operations is responsible for patrol and other field related work. An Execution section deals with K9 and mounted units. For operational convenience, the city has been divided into six districts, they are:
o West district
o South district
o Midtown district
o Central district
o North district
o East district
- Support and Community Outreach: The support section handles records. It also the finance unit that deals with budget, payroll, and grants. The training unit manages employee training. Community outreach engaged with citizens to ensure safety. It has the following units:
o Mental health
o Crime prevention
o CORE team
o Use of force coordinator
o MPD Pride
Reporting Crimes and incidents
To report a crime or an incident, one can call the department. One can visit the police station to report a crime and submit any documents. Online reporting or self-reporting is also available from the Madison city police website. Incidents related to the following subjects:
- Harassment phone calls
- Trouble from neighbors
- Bad checks
- Civil dispute
- Identity theft
- Lost property
- Trouble from tenant or landlord
- Stolen bicycle or license plate
- Reporting a suspicious person or vehicle
https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/selfreport/selfReport.cfm is the website to report incidents.
Motor vehicle accidents can also be reported online by visiting https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/sru/accident.cfm
Madison Police Department Community Outreach
Madison City Police have a comprehensive community outreach program to work with citizens to improve safety in the city and prevent crime. The prominent activities/programs are:
- CORE (Community Outreach and Resource Education) involves training youth and improving the relationship with citizens.
- Community Academy offers six sessions of training to the public to create awareness about how the police department works. Anyone over 18 years interested to learn about police work can attend the academy.
- Crime Prevention is ensured in the city through a number of initiatives like Good neighbor project, Crime stoppers initiative, Personal safety program, and workplace violence prevention plan.
- Explore post 911 is a program that provides training for those 14 to 20-year-old to understand about law enforcement careers.