They’re patrolling the streets in squad cars, walking school hallways and sometimes playing pickup basketball games in Madison’s neighborhoods. The city’s police officers serve as law enforcement, but officers are also members of the community.
And at a time when many residents are critical of the police, their training is taking on more importance.
The Cap Times will be following this year’s Madison Police Department class of recruits over the next several months, learning through the eyes of those who are learning to police our city.
The 2016-17 class of Madison Police Department recruits officially received their badges in a graduation ceremony Friday.
Madison Police Department's class of 23 recruits that began academy training in September are getting ready to graduate July 23.
Crises are what often bring law enforcement officers and people with mental health challenges together. Though officers may be skilled in handling emergencies, they are not licensed clinicians.
A day after news of a settlement in the March 2015 shooting of Tony Robinson by officer Matt Kenny, Koval reminded the recruits that, as officers, they are “de facto public figures."
After six months of learning policing skills over 864 hours of training, passing state-mandated tests and required scenario evaluations, the r…
President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies are causing fear of detention and deportation among undocumented immigrants across the country. Even for those who have been here for decades, raising families and working, avoiding contact with law enforcement for any reason is a way to keep that possibility at bay.
The MPD Explorer program gives young adults the opportunity to learn about the law enforcement field.
It's Week 13 of the Madison Police Department's pre-service academy, and recruits put their theory-based learning into practicing during two days of scenario police calls.
This year's Madison Police Department recruits are in their 11th week of the six-month academy. Some are fitting homework in among family responsibilities.
Police recruits participated in a training with the United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters Friday in the first of several community engagement activities.
As part of the academy course work, Madison police recruits take Harvard's implict bias test and grapple with policing's tough history.
During the third week of the Madison Police Department pre-service academy, the 23 new recruits assembled their duty belts and were issued their service weapon.
This first installment in a new Capital Times series following the 2016 Madison Police Department recruits delves into the recruitment process and curriculum of the pre-service academy.