Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

As a reminder for our Town residents and business owners.  We have a listening session tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm. Town of Madison Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners Regarding the Early Attachment Proposal Town of Madison Town Hall September 27, 2016 6:00pm The Town Board appointed a Work Group to gather information regarding the early attachment proposal from the City of Madison. We will be holding a Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This Listening Session will be an opportunity for residents and business owners to share their thoughts regarding the early attachment … Continue reading Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

Orange cones – Put down the phones!

Starting Oct. 1, 2016, it will be illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone. View 2015 Wisconsin Act 308 The law is part of ongoing efforts to reduce distracted driving and increase safety for motorists and workers throughout the state. Drivers caught in violation face fines of up to $40 on first offense and $100 for subsequent offenses. Following the law is simple. Just remember: Orange cones – Put down the phones! Why is Wisconsin doing this? Mobile devices continue to be a leading cause of distracted driving throughout the United … Continue reading Orange cones – Put down the phones!

Crash Statistics (that will make your read this post won’t it!)

Crashes are one reason we do traffic enforcement.  We want to reduce the number and severity of crashes.  We receive a report from the WI DOT each quarter updating on the crash statistics. For January – March 2016 we had 111 crashes, economic loss of $3,478,600 including 4 alcohol related crashes.  The city of Madison had 1,338 crashes, economic loss of $46,391,200 and 49 alcohol related crashes.  Fitchburg had 114 crashes, economic loss of $4,254,200 and 5 alcohol related crashes.  All other Dane County municipalities had fewer crashes. Another area I pay attention to in the 143 page report are … Continue reading Crash Statistics (that will make your read this post won’t it!)

TMPD Portable Radios and DaneCom

You may remember a post I put out a while back regarding DaneCom.  It is on track and it appears DaneCom will come on-line on the target date of November 1, 2016.  The exact time I do not know. Like anything that is new it comes with questions.  I have tried to answer some of these questions with a video for the Town officers.  I felt like sharing with everyone who follows our new website, Facebook and Twitter.  That is just the way I am! The video is on our YouTube channel.  The direct link for the video is here: … Continue reading TMPD Portable Radios and DaneCom

Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

Town of Madison Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners Regarding the Early Attachment Proposal Town of Madison Town Hall September 27, 2016 6:00pm The Town Board appointed a Work Group to gather information regarding the early attachment proposal from the City of Madison. We will be holding a Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This Listening Session will be an opportunity for residents and business owners to share their thoughts regarding the early attachment proposal received from the city of Madison. The goal of the meeting is to proactively listen to public comment .  … Continue reading Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

Fuzzy the woodchuck’s life saved

You just don’t know what will happen during your shift in the Town of Madison! On September 17, 2016 at 7:16 pm Officer Weaver and Officer Hoffman came upon an injured woodchuck loitering on the sidewalk in the 500 block of W. Badger Road.  After contacting the loitering woodchuck, who identified himself as Fuzzy, the officers determined he had an obviously injured back leg and he couldn’t move off the sidewalk. Based on the injuries, the officers options were limited; humanely send him to woodchuck heaven or provide medical assistance.  Of course, the officers worked hard at saving Fuzzy the woodchucks life.  Madison Veterinary Specialists … Continue reading Fuzzy the woodchuck’s life saved

Fatal Crash

MEDIA RELEASE Date of Release:  September 13, 2016 Released By:  Chief Scott Gregory Incident:  Fatal Crash Date:  September 13, 2016 Case Number:  16-328735 Case Time: 12:51 pm Address: Westbound W. Beltline Hwy near Seminole Hwy.  Details of Incident: On September 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm officers were dispatched to westbound W. Beltline Hwy. just before Seminole Hwy for a motorcycle crash.  Dane County deputies were on-scene in less than one minute to provide medical assistance and secure the scene.  The first Town of Madison officer was on scene in less than two minutes. Town of Madison EMS transported the lone … Continue reading Fatal Crash

Card Skimmers Found in Fuel Dispensers at Wisconsin Stations

Please Read – Pretty Darn Important – Chief Gregory DATCP CONSUMER ALERT:  Card Skimmers Found in Fuel Dispensers at Wisconsin Stations Release Date:  September 13, 2016 Media Contact:  Jerad Albracht, Senior Communications Specialist, 608-224-5007 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 Editor’s Note:  A photo of an internal skimmer found in a Wisconsin fuel dispenser is attached. MADISON – It only takes seconds for a criminal to install a credit/debit card skimming device on a fuel dispenser, giving them instant access to future customers’ financial information.  Inspectors from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Weights and Measures Bureau … Continue reading Card Skimmers Found in Fuel Dispensers at Wisconsin Stations

Running the Ironman for a purpose

Officer Logan Brown sent this to me today.  I thought I would share it.  From a simple traffic stop…. Chief, Last night I was out on patrol when I made a traffic stop and came into contact with a gentleman by the name of Tom, who is from Ohio. After providing him with a warning for his driving behavior he asked if he could do a favor for me. Tom went on to tell me he is in town for the Ironman race this weekend and he is running the race for me, along with our countries soldiers, police, firemen, … Continue reading Running the Ironman for a purpose

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Take care of yourself and your Brothers & Sisters in Blue and Brown.  Knowing when you need assistance is a powerful and a tremendous strength.  Ask for help and save your life. Be proactive, learn what is available in your area. Risk Factors Clues ·         Being a cop ·         Talking about suicide ·         Being in isolation ·         Feeling trapped or hopeless ·         Needing Control ·         Doing risky or self-destructive things ·         Deal with trauma often ·         Giving away items ·         Divorce ·         Saying goodbye ·         Alcohol use ·         Increase use of alcohol or drugs If someone has multiple risk factors, … Continue reading September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

How is a squad car born?

The life of a squad car is rough!  I bet many of us remember this: https://youtu.be/yil9wlfa0yo Now days there is more to a squad than a cop motor and tires.  Our new squad is a Ford Police Utility Vehicle – a specially made vehicle for police use.  We buy our squads from Kayser Ford – thanks Tim Askey for your work in getting us what we need and for some great service! We then take the squad to General Communications in Fitchburg to get the squad set up with all the electronics.  Cutting Edge Signs & Graphics did the graphics on … Continue reading How is a squad car born?