Police Department FAQs

How Do I Contact the Police Department?

If you have an emergency DIAL 911 immediately.  If you have a non-emergency and need to contact the police department to report an incident or crime, or need to transact other business by telephone please call (601) 856-6111.  The mailing address for the Madison Police Department is P. O. Box 2489, Madison, MS  39130.  The physical location of the Justice Complex is 2001 Main Street (at Crawford Street) in Madison, MS.

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What changes can I expect to see in police protection as a result of the recent annexation?

As a result of the recent annexation the city has authorized the hiring of 25 additional police officers.  Additional dispatchers have also been authorized.  There will be a new police sub-station located on the west side of the interstate where residents can conduct most business with the police department in addition to the Madison Justice Complex located at 2001 Main Street.

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What is the city's house watch program?

As a courtesy to its citizens the Police Department provides a vacation house watch program for residences.  If you are going out of town and would like to be included in the house watch program, click here to complete and submit a house watch request form, or, you may contact the on-duty dispatcher at 601-856-6111.  You will be asked a few questions by the dispatcher to facilitate your request.

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How are animal control ordinances enforced? If I believe my pet has been picked up, where do I call to find out? Is there a leash law in the city?

Stray or loose animals are subject to being detained by the City's Animal Control Department.  If you believe your pet has been picked up, or if you have lost your pet, please call the police dispatcher at 601-856-6111 and ask to speak with an Animal Control Officer.  Efforts will be made to reunite you with your pet.  The City of Madison operates an animal rescue shelter which provides for boarding and sheltering of lost pets.  There is a leash law in the City of Madison.  All animals outside of the confines of a fenced yard or home must be leashed.

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How are speed limits posted and enforced?

By city ordinance, the speed limit in subdivisions is 25 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.  Other streets and thoroughfares have varying posted speed limits.  When there is a change in a particular street's speed limit, unless it is a flagrant and dangerous violation, there will be a 30 day warning period on traffic violation citations in that particular speed zone.  The Madison Police Department does employ the use of speed detection units (radar).  Radar is utilized 24 hours a day - 7 days a week on all city streets and highways.  The main purpose for the use of radar is to reduce the number of traffic crashes and subsequent injuries and fatalities.

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Where can I file an affidavit or charges against someone? Where is city court located? Where can I pay a fine?

Come to the police department.  An officer will be assigned to assist you in filing an affidavit or charges against another person.  City court is located at the Municipal Justice Complex, 2001 Main Street.  You can pay traffic or other fines at the Records/Court Services Division of the Municipal Justice Complex, 2001 Main Street (601-856-6111) Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holiday.

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Who do I contact for the crime prevention officer?

Contact the police department (601-856-6111) and ask for the Operations Division Commander.  He will make arrangements for the Crime Prevention Officer to return your call.  Appointments can be made for talks, demonstrations, reading material, etc. to be provided for homeowner associations, groups or individuals.  The Department's "Officer Friendly" program liaisons with schools and youth organizations to provide crime prevention and safety material for children and teenagers.

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