18 Police Officers….

Police officers killed in the line of duty is up 38% this year to 18 nationwide.  The only good news is that gunfire deaths are down by 6 or 33% so far. The way Officer Boyer was killed could happen to any of us around here as well.  Our local officers know this and don’t want to be the next statistic.  This is why they may ask you to show your hands, or put your hands on a steering wheel.  It isn’t about you personally, it is training  and consistency.  If our officers are consistent, they are safe.  My prayers … Continue reading 18 Police Officers….

Crash after police pursuit

On Sunday, February 11, 2017 at 1:04 am the Town of Madison PD had additional personnel working specifically for OWI enforcement.  The assigned officer observed a tan Chevy Suburban operating at an excessive speed on John Nolen Drive.  The officer activated his emergency lights on John Nolen Drive.  The suspect vehicle increased its speed and headed west bound on the West Beltline Hwy, then exited on Rimrock Road and headed south bound. The officer terminated the pursuit on Rimrock Road at East Badger Road.  A few minutes later a different officer located the suspect vehicle crash at Rimrock Road at … Continue reading Crash after police pursuit

Passing of K9 Brando

It is with deep sadness to report that I was advised by Officer Pucillo that K9 Brando will be euthanized today at 1:00 pm due to health complications.  Brando recently had his 15th birthday.  Brando became part of our department in 2004 and worked hard until 2013 when Brando finally retired.  According to his handler and owner Officer Pucillo Brando really missed going to work up until his health started to deteriorate. Our condolences to Officer Pucillo and his family. Godspeed Brando. Chief Gregory     Continue reading Passing of K9 Brando

Dane County Chiefs of Police Association letter on Immigration

The below letter (official copy attached) was approved by the Dane County Chiefs of Police Association today and sent out.  I wanted to share this with our audience as well.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Chief Gregory February 9, 2017 The Dane County Chiefs of Police Association wants to reassure people who live, work, attend school, drive through or visit our communities that Law Enforcement Officers do not routinely ask people they are in contact with what their immigration status is.  Law Enforcement Officers in Dane County do not detain or arrest people … Continue reading Dane County Chiefs of Police Association letter on Immigration

Tonto – fun and serious

As you may or may not know, Tonto lives with Officer Brown.  That is normal for all police K9’s, to live with their partner.  After work Tonto gets a little play time with his partner. Yet, Tonto and the PD take his work seriously.  Tonto received his free K9 First Aid Kit from Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog! Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog is a non-profit organization endorsed by the Wisconsin Veterinary Association. Every donation is used for the purchase and shipping of vests and other protective equipment. Their mission is simple, “to provide a bullet proof and stab proof vest for every police dog in … Continue reading Tonto – fun and serious

Dane County CRC

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that Dane County  is one of 20 additional jurisdictions joining the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $100 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Dane County  and the other jurisdictions will design and test innovative local justice reforms designed to safely drive down jail usage and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their local justice systems. Dane County was  chosen following a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from across the country. You may remember seeing blog posts, Facebook, and … Continue reading Dane County CRC