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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Spotlight Series: Officer Wellness

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In 2019, 228 law enforcement officers across the United States completed suicide, far exceeding the 132 officers who were killed in the line of duty during the same time. This sobering statistic underscores the need for a continued emphasis on officer wel...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Interrupted Burglary

Fitchburg Police Department News

Over the weekend, officers working evening/overnight hours focused their patrol efforts in neighborhoods throughout the city and notified many homeowners of open garage doors.

Around 5:00 a.m. this morning, a third-shift (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.) officer was on p...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Property Crime Prevention

Thursday night, around 9 p.m., we responded to a residence on Stamford Place for a burglary where a vehicle was stolen from an open garage. The owner reported the vehicle fob was in the car.

Early this morning we responded to a residence on Dawley Drive fo...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Stand Up to Property Crime

Fitchburg Police Department News

Early this morning we responded to a home on Corner Stone Way after a resident awoke to find two individuals in the kitchen. The individuals fled the home when the resident screamed. 

It appears the suspects accessed the garage with a garage door ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2020

Don't Let Crime Push Your (Garage Door) Buttons

We continue to receive reports of unlocked cars entered overnight and burglaries resulting from garage door openers left in these cars. In many cases, the suspects entered the garage in search of cars and keys. Unfortunately, we have also had several case...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Emergency Order #8 & Face Coverings

Fitchburg Police Department News

In advance of Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order #8, which includes a mandate to wear face coverings in certain situations, we wanted to provide some information regarding how we plan to comply with the order and aid in ou...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Thefts from Vehicles & Property Crime Prevention

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In the last 48 hours, we have taken theft from vehicle reports in several different areas including Schumann Drive, Placid Street and Triverton Pike Drive.

Over the last 30 days we have recorded 26 theft from vehicle incidents, up from 9 during the previou...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Spotlight Series: Mental Health Response

Spotlight Series

The following post is the first of our new “Spotlight Series”, designed to provide insight into some of the many different aspects of our department.

Last week, Fitchburg Police officers responded to a west side neighborhood for a call ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

To Our Fitchburg Community

To Our Fitchburg Community,

Last week I watched in disbelief the video of George Floyd’s last moments and was extremely disturbed and saddened by what I saw. The actions of the former Minneapolis Police Officers in that video do not reflect the v...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Property Crime Prevention

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Property crimes are the most prevalent, as well the most preventable, crimes we respond to. 

•If a door has a lock, use it. This includes the door from your garage to your residence. Keep exterior doors locked even when you are home.

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