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  • Slow No Wake: Practicing Good Water Safety this Summer

    Warm weather and sunshine are finally here, and that means spending more time doing activities on or near the water. While it can be tempting to dive headfirst (pun intended) into activities like swimming, boating, and kayaking, it's important to remember how to stay safe and ensure a fun, accident-free experience. 

  • Wednesday UWPD Update on Library Mall Protest

    3:40 p.m. update: we are releasing the names of the individuals booked into the Dane County Jail, as well as their updated charges. One person is affiliated with UW-Madison. See the update below. 11:50 a.m. …

  • Someone Stole My Bike!!!

    OK, it happened. Despite your best efforts to secure your bike (or maybe not: tsk tsk), it’s been stolen. Now what? What can you do to improve your chance of getting it back, and/or catching the person(s) responsible?

  • UWPD Partners with Lights On! to Provide Free Repair Vouchers to Drivers

    The UW-Madison Police Department is proud to announce a special and unique partnership with Lights On! to help motorists avoid mechanical violation citations, while also receiving a voucher for a free repair. The program also …

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Daily Blotter

Daily Blotter for July 12th 2024

  • 7:18 am, Follow-up, Dayton Street. Contacted/Cited/Arrested/Transported/Released to Dane County Jail suspect for the theft of an Electric Bicycle on 03/02/2024.
  • 8:37 am, Check Person, Location Redacted. Contacted person experiencing mental health crisis.
  • 12:44 pm, Information, Local Hospital. Contacted person for information about a former employee and experiencing discomfort while person was present.
  • 5:44 pm, Medical/Alcohol/Detox Conveyance, Memorial Union. Contacted and transported person to detox.
  • 6:28 pm, Found Property, UWPD. Ride along from this morning had Uber driver drop off their airpods at PD.
  • 2:05 am, Assist Law Enforcement Agency, Whiskey Jacks. Assisted MPD with resistive subject after they were detained and kicking MPD officers.
  • 3:16 am, Operating While Intoxicated, University Ave & University Bay Drive. Contacted/Cited/Arrested/Released to Responsible Party person for OWI 1st, PAC 1st, and speeding (reason for stop, 41MPH IN A 25MPH zone).
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Equity Dashboard

After more than a year of community meetings, listening to concerns, and collecting feedback, the UW–Madison Police Department is embarking on a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing key data with a focus on racial equity.

The UWPD Equity Dashboard is the result of a collaboration with community members and stakeholders to develop a unique and powerful tool that promotes transparency and provides a set of success metrics that speak directly to the UWPD’s commitment to equity in policing.

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