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Posted 11/01/2013

The Madison Police Department is currently accepting applications for our 2015 academy class.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (608) 266-4190.

Laterals? The Madison Police Department requires that everyone hired - including those individuals who are currently certified and working as a police officer in good standing at another agency - must participate in our pre-service academy.

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

Starting salary from $45,671 annually, with a raise after six months to $50,783.

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
  • Union Contracts

April 15, 2014 8:50 AM

Want to JOIN THE TEAM?  Want to learn how to go from being "good" to "great" as a candidate? Check out the Open House on 4/27/14!  All questions answered/official exam to follow (for those who want to).  For more information visit our website: … [read more]

October 28, 2013 10:18 AM

The deadline to apply is almost here!  Get your application in by 11/1/13 (Friday) and you are still in the hunt for our 2014 class!  Instructions are provided on our website (http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/jointeam/) under “join the team.”  Plan on written testing for Sunday, 12/15/13, … [read more]

October 18, 2013 1:03 PM

Our last OPEN HOUSE for the current hiring campaign is scheduled for this Sunday, October 20, 4pm at the MPD Training Center, 5702 Femrite Dr.  Come for the orientation and then stay to test, if you care to! Hurry, though, as the November 1, 2013 campaign deadline is fast approaching! [read more]

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