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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

July 15, 2014 8:46 AM

Be sure to stop by Centro Hispano (810 W. Badger Rd) this Saturday, July 19 from 10am-3pm for the Job and Career Fair! Madison Police will be one of the many local organizations and businesses in attendance, ready to answer your questions about a career in law enforcement.  [read more]

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 ( under “join the team.”  Plan on written testing for Sunday, 12/15/13, … [read more]

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