A little fun

Our jobs can be hard, but officers can have a little fun as well.  Officer Franca and Officer Hoffman stopped at what looks like Penn Park and played a little basket ball with some kids on January 24 – obviously be for the snow came. These are not contacts officers are required to activate their body cameras.  It appears the camera was accidentally turned on while playing with the kids.  I just wanted to share a 1:19 video.  Officers having a great time with our next generation. Chief Gregory Continue reading A little fun

K9 Track

You may have seen the news regarding an incident in Dane County where the Town of Madison K9 was requested to do a track.  Here is an article from the WI State Journal. Below is the track the Officer James Brown and his partner Tonto conducted – with the help of back-up officers.  It is considered a long track at 1.13 miles and it was through some pretty thick brush.  The suspect, when found by Tonto, gave up and was taken into custody without any injuries.  Great job Officer Brown and Tonto! Chief Gregory Continue reading K9 Track

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

January 10, 2017 For more information contact: Chief Scott T. Gregory The Town of Madison Police Department reports enforcement results from ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown on drunken driving Town of Madison officers made 82 traffic stops and 3 drunken driving arrests during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown from Dec. 15, 2016, to Jan. 1, 2017. During the crackdown on drunken driving, officers also issued citations and made arrests during traffic stops for the following: 20 safety belt violations 12 speeding violations 21 operating after revocation or suspension violations 82 other citations were issued 2 … Continue reading Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Crash with No Seat belt is fatal in Polk County

It didn’t take long for me to find a crash in WI this year that ended with a death due to the driver not wearing a safety belt.  ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT! VILLAGE OF LUCK, Wis. (AP) The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has asked for an independent investigation after a pickup driver was killed during a chase in western Wisconsin. Authorities say the pursuit began early Friday in the Village of Luck when a Polk County sheriff’s deputy saw the pickup leave the road and then return to it. The deputy and a Luck police officer pursued the truck, … Continue reading Crash with No Seat belt is fatal in Polk County

2017 and a quick look back at 2016

Happy New Year!  I hope your holiday season was joyous and safe!  My hope is that 2017 brings an increase in seat belt use (Buckle Up Please), fewer serious crimes in the Town of Madison and nation, and fewer officers killed in the line of duty. In 2016 there were 140 line of duty deaths (https://www.odmp.org/).  Two were in Wisconsin.  This is too many. Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, WI EOW: Saturday, October 29, 2016 Cause of Death: Gunfire Public Safety Officer Michael Joshua Ventura Town of Salem Department of Public Safety, WI EOW: Friday, July 8, … Continue reading 2017 and a quick look back at 2016