Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson is a Captain with the Madison Police Department where he has served for over twenty years.  Currently, Mike is the Captain of the South District where he works with the community on problem solving issues and community relations.  Mike has a college degree in public relations and a master’s degree in human resource management.  Mike is born and raised in Madison and found a career that allowed him to help others and make a difference in our community.  As an adjunct instructor for Northwestern University, Mike has always been committed to education and life-long learning.  Mike created a fundraising mechanism throughout the community to hire tutors to increase reading scores with our youth who are behind.  This program has grown in the three years of development to reach out to more youth in need.  Additionally as a Captain, Lieutenant and neighborhood officer Mike has been involved in leading numerous community events.  Some of those events include Safety Walks, Job Fairs in challenged neighborhoods, federal grants to build trust in the community and reduce crime and most recently a grant to “Wrap Around” services directly into homes to help break the cycle of crime. The “Wrap Around” grant will bring services such as trauma care, AODA issues, housing, employment and more resources to families who have had children spinning in the criminal justice system.  Mike is married and has three children.