law_enforcement

Police agencies look into using drones

Madison College develops training program on unmanned aerial vehicles

Small pieces of plastic with a small motor and camera, weighing less than five pounds, seem poised to become a valuable and affordable tool for law enforcement.

Criminal justice students learn from Ferguson unrest

Inside a classroom at Madison College, law enforcement students are learning a history lesson written a little more than three months ago. When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, it set off weeks of violent protests. It also became a case study for law enforcement.

Sheriff: Scammers posing as law enforcement still around

Callers attempt to scare Dane County residents out of large sums of money

Scammers claiming to be law enforcement continue to call Dane County residents in an attempt to scare them out of money, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Police, jails becoming de facto health care providers

Law enforcement officers responding to more calls of individuals in mental crisis

Mental health care advocates say issues stemming from law enforcement officers responding to individuals in mental crisis are symptomatic of a greater problem.

UW holds simulated terrorist attack training exercise

‘Bomb' goes off at 7 a.m., law enforcement training continues all day

The concourse of Cam Randall will be a much different scene than fans are used to seeing Thursday as emergency crews simulate a terrorist attack.

Law enforcement step up patrols on the water

Operation Dry Waters aims to crack down on waterway OWIs

It's a big weekend for summertime fun. The Fourth of July is right around the corner and this weekend is sure to bring a crowd to the waters.

FBI, state law enforcement rescue 6 juveniles, arrest 12 pimps

Operation Cross Country identifies, recovers sexually exploited juveniles

Six juvenile victims were rescued and 12 pimps were arrested during a four-day period as part of a partnership between the FBI and state and local law enforcement, according to a release.

Life-and-death decisions are being learned in simulator

Students learn from mistakes in simulator that could cost lives once on the job

Madison College students are experience what it is like to make life-and-death decisions in a split second, which is something law enforcement officers experience for real on the streets.

Bill would restrict use of drones in state

Police would not be able to use drones to gather evidence without warrant

Senate bill 196 that would restrict the use of drones by law enforcement and other groups had a hearing Wednesday.