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Central District Community Policing Team

The mission of the Community Policing Teams (CPT) is to serve as a resource that effectively collaborate(s) with community stakeholders, external partners and units within MPD in an effort to problem solve and address issues unique to all neighborhoods within each police district. Responsiveness to community needs and ensuring the department's accessibility to all members of the community are pivotal in fulfilling this mission.

  • Contact the Central District Community Policing Team: (608) 266-4248
Sergeant Nathan Lujan

Sergeant Nathan Lujan

I am Sergeant Lujan and I am assigned to the Central District Community Policing Team. This is my 13th year with the department. I have worked the majority of my career in the Central District, which includes my current role with CPT since February 2020. The 2022 Central Community Policing Team (C-CPT) consists of 5 officers and 1 sergeant with 66+ years of combined experience between them. The team can be seen out and about on State Street and around the Capitol on weekend nights not only enforcing local ordinances and state laws, but by also providing educational outreach. The aim of C-CPT is to make the downtown area safer for all. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and here's a picture from a recent trip to Devil's Lake:

Richard Bruess

Richard Bruess

I am Officer Rick Bruess and I am assigned to the Central District Community Policing Team. This is my 13th year with the department and my 4th year working as part of Central CPT. One of my responsibilities on the team is serving as the liaison for all the taverns in downtown Madison. Our team will perform tavern inspections on the weekends and generally be a visible presence in the very busy entertainment district downtown. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin so I certainly have a familiarity and connection to the downtown/campus area. Outside of work I am a huge Milwaukee Brewers fan, and I try to catch as many games as I can. If they happen to be on during my shift you will likely hear Bob Uecker from the radio in my squad car. I can be reached via our office phone number at 608.266.4248 or my email rbruess@cityofmadison.com.
(Photo: Canyonlands National Park-White Rim Overlook)

Tom Dahms

Tom Dahms

My name is Officer Tom Dahms, I have been with MPD since 2013 and have spent most of my time working 4th detail in several districts. I am currently on the Central Community Policing Team. You will see me out and about downtown on weekend nights greeting people with a smile. I can be reached via our office phone number 608-266-4248.

Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez

My name is Jose Martinez and I was hired by the Madison Police Department in May of 2011. I have worked in patrol services my entire career, including 3rd detail and 5th detail. I enjoy working with the Central Community Policing Team and the community. I enjoy taking care of my lawn and mowing every other day.

Alex Pfeil

Alex Pfeil

I am Officer Alex Pfeil and this is my 8th year with the Madison Police Department and my 1st with the Central District Community Policing Team. One of my responsibilities with our team is helping to curb the dangerous driving behavior in the E. Washington Ave corridor. You may see our team focusing on the speeders when there are many pedestrians downtown or loud muffler enforcement during the evening hours on the weekends when tuner cars descend on the district. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have continued to stay connected to the downtown district by working my first 5 years in various beats Central. When not at work, I enjoy Musky fishing and golf. I can be reach via our office phone number of 608-266-4248, or my work email of apfiel@cityofmadison.com.

Jane Preston

Jane Preston

I am Officer Jane Preston. This is my 14th year working for MPD, and my 2nd year assigned to the Central District Community Policing Team. Our team works staggered shifts, primarily afternoons throughout the week and evening/night hours on the weekends, to accommodate the special needs of the downtown entertainment zone. In addition to my Central CPT duties, I am also the president of the Madison Area Loss Prevention Association (MALPA). I spent ten years working the beats surrounding East Towne Mall and have built an extensive working relationship with multiple area loss prevention officers. I graduated from Winona State University (town overlook pictured) with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. I can be reached via our office phone number of 608-266-4248, or my work email of jpreston@cityofmadison.com.

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