Join the MPD Team

We accept applications year-round. We are currently taking applications for our Spring 2022 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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November 29, 2020 9:36 AM

Lindsey Ludden is a born-and-raised Madisonian, a Memorial High School grad whose roots run deep. She stepped away from her hometown to attend college at UW Eau Claire; after graduation, she applied and was hired into the 2006 MPD Police Academy. “Really, I only planned to work for Madison [PD]” … [read more]

November 15, 2020 8:57 AM

Kris Acker starts her workday before dawn. The soft-spoken Criminal Intake Unit (CIU) detective is in her 24th year with MPD, and an electronic pile of paperwork awaits her each day. Kris and her CIU team are tasked with reading every single MPD report in which a criminal charge is referred to … [read more]

November 1, 2020 9:29 AM

Five feet “and maybe half an inch” is how sensitive crimes detective Amelia Levett characterizes her height. The diminutive detective has heard every variation of short joke there is – and she revels in a good laugh at her own expense. Amelia recently achieved viral video fame, when a passerby … [read more]

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