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MPD Hiring Process

  • We have begun taking applications for the 2019 Academy!
    • Laterals? In addition to our conventional academy, the Madison Police Department is considering conducting an "advanced placement" training Academy, exclusively for veteran police officers who are Wisconsin LESB Certified under the 720 HR or 520 HR curriculum. MPD will determine participant suitability based on your previous training and law enforcement field experience.

      Under this program a veteran police officer would attend our job integration training and assessment program (taught in-house by MPD Training Staff, non-residential, Monday-Friday, 8a-4p, pay and benefits provided) for limited number of weeks prior to participation in a condensed field training program. After successful completion of this training program the officer moves to solo service in patrol.
  • Video: Chief Koval's Guide to the MPD Hiring Process
  • Video: Buzzed Into Madison
  • Have a question? Contact a Recruiter today and let's get started!

What's New?

Posted 08/09/2016
For a sneak peak of life in the MPD academy, check out the video: Find Your BLUE Calling. We are constantly recruiting. We are looking for officers that are mature, have a diverse life experience, reflect the diversity of our community, people that are good problem solvers, people that are critical thinkers and most importantly, people that are good communicators. We can give them the tools, we can provide them the training, but it all starts with the people we hire.

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

Starting salary from $50,414 annually, with a raise after six months to $56,057.

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

September 14, 2018 12:22 PM

In addition to our conventional academy, the Madison Police Department is considering conducting an “advanced placement” training Academy, exclusively for veteran police officers who are Wisconsin LESB Certified under the 720 HR or 520 HR curriculum. MPD will determine participant suitability … [read more]

September 7, 2018 7:54 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 Sunday, September 16 at 4pm. All questions answered/official exam to follow (for those who want to). For more information visit our website: … [read more]

August 22, 2018 12:23 PM

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 Sunday, September 16 at 4pm. All questions answered/official exam to follow (for those who want to). For more information visit our website: … [read more]

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Mary Schauf

Captain of Training

Find your BLUE calling at the MPD Training Center: It all starts with the people we hire!

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