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Find Your BLUE Calling The mission of the Training Team is to support the mission of the Madison Police Department by recruiting, training and continually developing programs and initiatives that create a workforce that is committed to excellence, empowered to act, adaptive to change, innovative in its approach to solving problems and an example of best practices in the policing profession.

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Posted 10/11/2019
For a sneak peak of life in the MPD academy, check out the video: Find Your BLUE Calling. We are constantly recruiting. We are looking for officers that are mature, have a diverse life experience, reflect the diversity of our community, people that are good problem solvers, people that are critical thinkers and most importantly, people that are good communicators. We can give them the tools, we can provide them the training, but it all starts with the people we hire.

Policing in partnership with our community - join our team by becoming an officer and make a difference!

Starting salary from $54,421 annually, with a raise after six months to $60,512.

Some of the other benefits are:

  • Health insurance coverage through five different options (some of these programs are at no cost to the employee)
  • Thirty-seven and one-half (37-1/2) hour work week
  • Pension covered through the Wisconsin Retirement System; contributions made by employer and employee
  • Educational incentive pay plan after forty-two (42) months of continuous service
  • Wage, life, and disability insurance plans
  • Labor Contracts and Employee Handbooks

January 1, 2020 12:29 PM

Madison PD has a quiet, ponytailed secret. We employ one of the highest percentages of female officers in the country. The US Department of Justice reports that in local American police departments, female officers make up 12% of the workforce. As of December 2019, MPD's female officer workforce … [read more]

October 14, 2019 1:54 PM

The deadline to apply for a police officer position in our Department is fast approaching! October 21st is when all paperwork must be submitted by for our 2020 academy class. We are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds who have a desire to build relationships within our community, … [read more]

October 1, 2019 12:14 PM

The Madison Police Department is looking for passionate, dynamic problem-solvers committed to serving the Madison community with integrity, empathy and pride. We can give you the tools, we can provide you the training, but it all starts with the people we hire... … [read more]

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Captain of Training

Find your BLUE calling at the MPD Training Center: It all starts with the people we hire!

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