MPD Summer Safety: The South District’s Strategic Plan

by Safety Connection

From June 7-August 26 in 2021, all six police districts in Madison will be carrying out their carefully-crafted strategic plans with the goal of reducing crime and disorder and increasing community engagement. What does that mean for you?

Captain Mike Hanson of the South District recently shared his district’s summer strategy:

“The South Police District (SPD) is committed to working with the community to learn their needs, re-establish partnerships and create new opportunities to build trust. We are also committed to increasing the quality of life of our citizens through crime reduction in all neighborhoods.”

South District’s Crime Strategy

The South District set a goal to reduce crime by 15% from June 7 to August 26 with a specific focus on the top crimes in the district (disorderly conduct, damage to property/vandalism, simple assault and property crimes).

South District’s Disorder Strategy

With a goal to reduce high-injury crashes, the South District will focus on reducing speeding on key roads including John Nolen Drive, Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road, and “staff will continue to respond to neighborhood traffic complaints.”

The district will also help residents “navigate and resolve traffic-related issues” and help young people obtain driver’s licenses by offering behind-the-wheel training as well as education in traffic skills and laws.

South District’s Community Engagement Strategy

In June-August 2021, South District officers will return to foot patrol (post-COVID) and engage with residents in all beats and neighborhoods. Events like Coffee with a Cop and basketball tournaments for youth will resume and the district will partner with the Urban League to offer a 4-week “Community Policing Conversation” for residents who want to learn more about police training, laws, hiring etc.

You can get more details from the South District’s full Strategic Plan here.

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