The Madison Police Dept. welcomes a new captain to its ranks.
Captain Tyrone Edwards joined the MPD on Tuesday, Feb. 2, as Captain Willie McGhee retired on Saturday, Jan. 9 after 38 years of service to the City of Madison and its citizens.
Captain Edwards is new to the Madison area, as he was born in Illinois. As a child, Edwards lived a short time in New Jersey but moved to Homestead, Fl. when he was eight years old. It was there he joined law enforcement. He received his 31 years of experience working on the force while in Homestead.
The majority of Captain Edwards’ experience has been in community affairs, such as community policing, the police athletic league, neighborhood watch and business crime watch. Having worked closely with community relations in his former position, Captain Edwards hopes to bring that into Madison as well.
Captain Edwards also voiced his interest in starting up a police athletic league, a program that Madison currently does not have. “We’re looking at getting more community orientated in the youth population here,” said Captain Edwards.