WORT 89.9FM Madison · Two Local 7-Eleven Convenience Stores Receive Bomb Threats MADISON, Jan 28 —Officers in three local police departments were busy today – responding to not one, but two bomb threats called in two local 7-Eleven convenience stores. Police evacuated buildings and blocked off streets on the UW-Madison campus for several […]
In this November 8th edition we review the addition of a new University of Wisconsin Police Department Office, referenda Madison and Milwaukee voters may see next year, protesters demanding increased gun control, and the City of Madison’s growing relationship with graffiti.
Many UW students live off campus and, because of this, the UW Police Department had already been working to create an off campus officer position; however, when the Madison Police Department announced it would be eliminating its Langdon community officer position, the UWPD decided they needed to act. Marc Lovicott, the UW Police Department’s Director […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with Kristen Roman, who became Chief of the UW-Madison Police Department in January 2017. Prior to becoming Chief, Roman served as a City of Madison Police Department captain, and was in charge of various community outreach efforts. In conversation with Carousel, Chief Roman speaks about her philosophy of policing and her […]
On this edition of The Politicast, Alejandro Alonso Galva speaks with former UWPD Police Chief Sue Riseling, discussing her history with UWPD, police in the wake of current threats, and the perception from the public. Sue Riseling was the first woman and the youngest person ever to become a police chief in the Big 10. […]
The recent arrest of a UW-Madison student during class has raised questions about the priorities and accountability of campus police. While some are calling for “community control” of the UWPD, the university says such demands are unreasonable and unlawful. Darien Lamen has this report.