A new neighborhood office has opened in the Balsam/Russett neighborhood on the west side, according to a release.
Officer Kraig Knutson started Monday as Madison Police Department’s neighborhood officer for the area, which has been previously served by a part-time officer, officials said.
Knutson has been an MPD officer for almost 14 years, and has worked the last few years as a member of the West District Community Policing Team, according to the release. He also served for a year as the liaison to the Balsam/ Russett area, so he is familiar with the area and its residents.
In order to accommodate the new assignment, the Tree/Wexford neighborhood area will no longer have a full-time officer, police said. It will be served by a part-time liaison officer from the Community Policing Team.
The new office is in the Meadowood Shopping Mall in the 5700 block of Raymond Road.