The city provides an abundance of resources to ensure you are in the know regarding community safety. 


Police Prevention & Safety

Incident Reports

Self-Report Forms

Police Chief’s Blog: a summary of calls and activity by date and district (easier to digest than individual incident reports)

Madison Common Council Homepage and Meeting Calendar



Beginning in mid-2020, the Westside Alders began a series of Community Conversation & Safety Meetings. These meetings have taken place via Zoom and are recorded. They can be found here: 


April 27, 2022 at 6:30pm: “Metro Transit Network Redesign Draft Service Plan” 
Register here: 

February 24, 2022 at 6pm: “Redistricting in the City of Madison”:


September 30, 2021 featuring Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes and Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett:

October 14, 2021 featuring an overview and discussion of the 2022 executive budget:

November 18, 2021: “Youth in the System: Why Juvenile Justice Needs Reform.”

December 8, 2021: “CARES: Community Alternative Response Emergency Services”


August 27, 2020 Crime & Safety Focus:

September 24, 2020: (Due to technical difficulties, the beginning of this meeting was not recorded.)

October 21, 2020 City Budget Focus: No Recording available

November 5, 2020 Tamarack/Walnut Grove/Wexford Ridge Community Meeting:

November 18, 2020 Traffic Safety Focus (registration info here)

December 8, 2020 Community Education Focus: MPD Community Education Presentation and Recording