Keep the Midtown Police Station Project on the 2016 Madison Budget
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The City of Madison truly needs the Midtown Police Station and its related staffing in the 2016 budget.
- Current West Police station initially held 58 officers and is currently operating with over 90
- Inefficiencies of interview rooms, secure spaces, and officer workstations resulting in less time in our neighborhoods for officers
- Officers are primarily reactive with little time for proactive community efforts
- Mental Health, Neighborhood Resource and Gang Officers currently assigned more residents per officer than any other district in Madison
- Community building and response times suffer under current circumstances
- Land already purchased for new station
- Add 10 new personnel including Mental Health Officer, Neighborhood Resource Officers, Gang Officer and Community Policing Team Officers. Officers such as these are imperative to building relationships and understanding our community and being instrumental in the prevention of tragedies.
- Improve officer response times and capacity for neighborhood policing
Please sign the petition to tell the Madison Common Counsel you support funding the Midtown Police Station in 2016.
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