UWPD Trains with Drug Task Force

Did you know: over the past two years, the UW-Madison Police Department has been fortunate to send a uniformed patrol officer to cross-train with the Dane County Narcotics Task Force? This is a great opportunity for our officers to get an up close and personal look at the current drug climate, and problems associated with it in Dane County.

The officers work closely with uniformed officers and detectives from other agencies — including the City of Madison Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office — to build professional relationships and help one another combat the growing drug epidemic in our community. The officers get advanced hands-on training in several areas, including surveillance of drug purchases, drug identification/seizure, and drug testing.

From participating in search warrants to arresting high-level drug dealers, these officers gain an incredible amount of knowledge and training that they’re then able to share with their fellow UWPD officers.

Why is this partnership so important? The training and tools brought back by these officers will be utilized effectively to combat current drug problems on campus.

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