Three of the Madison Police Division’s 5 districts have new captains this yr — Cory Nelson in West, Tom Snyder in East and Jason Freedman in Central — as does the division’s Investigative Providers unit, which additionally will add a detective workforce to battle crimes towards youngsters and a second unit aimed toward violent crimes citywide.
Nelson and Freedman have been each lieutenants, Freedman previously main the Dane County Narcotics Activity Drive and Nelson inside Investigative Providers, which incorporates groups of detectives who work on fixing citywide patterns of house burglaries and violent crimes and on particular investigations aimed toward repeat critical offenders.
The previous West District captain, Vic Wahl, is now one among three assistant police chiefs serving instantly underneath Chief Mike Koval. Wahl replaces John Davenport, who retired after forty one years with Madison police.
Freedman takes over for former Central District Capt. Carl Gloede, who retired after 27 years within the division.
In the meantime, Snyder’s new publish main the East District is a lateral transfer on the captain degree, with a twist. Snyder, former captain of the division’s coaching division for the previous 5 years, has swapped jobs with Mary Schauf, who was captain of the East District for the previous 5 years.
One other promotion to captain was earned by Jen Krueger Favour. She is taking up Investigative Providers from James Wheeler, who ran it for eight years earlier than turning into new captain of Group Outreach this yr.
Krueger Favour previously was Central’s subject lieutenant.
As the brand new captain of the West District, Nelson stated “group engagement” can be a precedence, emphasizing he hoped to ship officers to each neighborhood occasion and assembly that may have them.
“We would like individuals to see the individual behind the badge,” Nelson stated. “I’m an enormous believer in partnering with the group to make us a greater regulation enforcement company. We actually can’t achieve success with out the group, and the group can’t actually achieve success with out us.”