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

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

911 Call – Where’s my food??

I initially put this 911 call out December 2, 2013.  I came across it today and just laughed again.  I wanted to share one more time. WARNING: Explicit language used! We have all heard about these 911 calls. They occur in Dane County and the Town of Madison too! This is a 911 call to report that she complained to a restaurant about not receiving some food and they hung up on her. She was issued a citation. Chief Gregory Continue reading 911 Call – Where’s my food??