Police Department Cancels All Crimes Due To Cold Weather

With wind chill temperatures reaching negative 45 degrees, this Wisconsin police department cancel crime for the day

Madison, WI – With the wind chill temperature at a negative 36 degrees as of 1 p.m. Jan. 30, the Madison Police Department decided to cancel all crime until the weather warmed up.

“Due to the extreme cold and wind, the Madison Police Department is canceling all misdemeanor and felony criminal activities,” the police department posted on its Facebook page. “Criminals, please take note, it is too cold to commit crimes. Stay inside and read, watch Netflix, go on Madison Area Crime Stoppers and help catch other criminals, anything but for the love of polar bears, do not go outside and commit crimes.”

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, that post was liked 7.7 thousand times and shared 5,249 times on Facebook.

Later, the police department posted a photo of three police officers about to go out in the cold to work in their snow gear and goggles.

“Ready To Hit The Streets!” the department posted on its Facebook page. “You can’t tell, but they’re all smiling.”

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill warning until 10 a.m. Jan. 31. Wind chill temperatures reached 45 degrees below zero Jan. 30 and would reach as low as negative 50 later in the evening.

“The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes,” the National Weather Service posted. “Precautionary/preparedness actions … A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.”

According to Weather.com, the weather will not be this cold for long. Temperatures in Madison are projected to go from a low of -28 Jan. 30 to a high of 40 by Saturday, a change of 68 degrees within the three-day period.

Comments (17)
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LynnSB
LynnSB

Glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor with this horrible Cold ! Stay safe guys

Copfamily
Copfamily

♥️

Jantheman
Jantheman

Slow hand salute to all LE that had to deal with that brutal cold. Stay safe and keep each other safe.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

did it work?

alicefae
alicefae

What happened to Global Warming?

TBUPS
TBUPS

🤣🤣🤣❤❤❤

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

I love this. Be safe people.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Nice to see some happy news, it's a welcomed relief! 🙏👏💙🇺🇸

pixiepup
pixiepup

Cute, I hope they didn’t have to go out!

61mouse
61mouse

Even the thugs have common sense not to go out in that weather look at Chicago

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

God bless our men and women in blue!