Volunteer Programs

The Retired Officer Advisory and Resource (ROAR) Team consists of retired Madison Police Officers who continue their service to the City in a volunteer capacity. These volunteers provide unparalleled expertise and wisdom that can only be gained from decades of police service. In addition to retired officer volunteers, MPD utilizes civilian volunteers through an organization called Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) to assist with a variety of police services. If you are interested in volunteering for the City of Madison Police Department, please contact Emily Hardiman at ehardiman@cityofmadison.com.

Additional information for retirees (both commissioned and civilian) of the Madison Police Department:

Retired Detective Robert Rahn served the Madison Police Department as a commissioned officer/detective for almost 30 years. He has been a member of ROAR since he retired in 2001. Retired Detective Rahn is the lead on several major projects that ROAR assists with. If you are interested in more information regarding these areas please contact him at 608-209-9821 or rrahn@cityofmadison.com.

  • Police Service Memorial Garden: We offer a MPD memorial brick to be purchased by retirees. These bricks can be placed at our East District garden or can be used personally at your home.
  • HR-218 Federal CCW and Wisconsin CCW Cards/Qualifications: Twice a year our agency offers the necessary paperwork/firearm qualification to commissioned retirees eligible to obtain their Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) identification card which is required to authorize them to carry a concealed firearm under certain conditions.
  • Historical Lead: MPD historical artifacts, photographs and other documents are managed by the lead ROAR member. If you have any items from our Department that you wish to donate please let us know!
  • Retiree Liaison: There are currently approximately 430 retirees (both commissioned and civilian staff) who remain in contact with the Department. As the liaison, retirees have a main contact within the Department to reach out to if they have any questions or requests.
Master Gardener Brian Hake Master Gardner Brian Hake has volunteered hundreds of hours attending to the gardens at our police districts. We wish to thank Brian for volunteering and for his great work!
Ret. Det. Robert RahnRetired Detective Robert Rahn