City of Madison Police Department

City of Madison residents, please contact your alder to support the recommendation for an independent monitor and a civilian oversight board for the City of Madison Police Department. Council members plan to vote on this issue Tuesday, August 6.

This is the central recommendation of the civilian Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policies and Procedures, which has been meeting for more than three years, and it was the central recommendation of OIR, the consultant contracted by the city to review the Madison Police Department's standards and procedures.

League members have observed the committee over the last three years, and the league has supported the committee’s establishment, the funding for the vendor, and the contract with OIR.

For background before your contact, see the league’s letter to the mayor and council on this topic here.

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