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We accept applications year-round. We are currently taking applications for our Spring 2021 Academy!

Find Your Blue Calling!

We are looking for passionate, dynamic problem-solvers committed to serving the our community with integrity, empathy, and pride. We want officers that are critical thinkers, enjoy problem-solving, and reflect the diversity of our community.

We can give officers tools and training, but it all starts with the people we hire.

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JoinMPD@cityofmadison.com
(608) 266-4190

July 12, 2020 7:36 AM

For Allied Neighborhood Police Officer Gracia Rodriguez, her culture and heritage have driven every career decision she has made. Born in Mexico and raised by a single mother in Rockford, Illinois, Gracia never intended to become a police officer. After majoring in Forensic Science at Loyola … [read more]

July 5, 2020 6:51 AM

Sgt Jen Hannah and her wife Gillian said “I do” and took a different walk than most newlyweds. After marrying on the steps of the NYC Public Library, they strolled to Grand Central Station, a wedding march to the beat of traffic, city noise, and people in a hurry. It’s an apt metaphor for Jen, a … [read more]

June 28, 2020 10:32 AM

Officer Cindy Thiesenhusen and her two older brothers grew up in Sun Prairie with a front-row seat to public service – Cindy’s mom was a missionary teacher who later taught at Madison College, and her father worked in social services. “They are my biggest influence” Cindy says of her … [read more]

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