Join the MPD TeamThe 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.
MPD Hiring Process
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
April 5, 2020 12:31 PM
There is no job in the world that better prepares an officer for multitasking under pressure than parenthood. Officer Tieranie De la Rosa works the overnight shift on Madison’s north side, and spends her days with 9-month old twin girls at home. She is unflappable in the way only a mom of … [read more]
April 1, 2020 9:18 AM
It was 2008 and the MPD pre-service academy was in full swing. Recruit officers were learning critical skills about use of force and decision-making; one aspect of that training was scenario-based learning with physical contact. Then-Sergeant Mike Koval arranged to have the City of Madison's … [read more]
March 22, 2020 12:42 PM
In the first 5 minutes of sitting in Kelly Beckett's patrol lieutenant office, a veteran detective comes in to discuss an urgent warrant request. The detective is working a significant domestic violence case; the victim is hospitalized and the suspect fled from MPD officers the previous day … [read more]
Jennifer Krueger Favour
Captain of Training
Find your BLUE calling at the MPD Training Center: It all starts with the people we hire!