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Posted 10/02/2014

2015 ACADEMY DEADLINE - for those interested in applying for our next academy, the deadline is fast approaching. Applications must be received no later than Monday, November 3, 2014. 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

September 22, 2014 11:52 AM

The deadline to apply is almost here!  Get your application in by 11/3/14 and you are still in the hunt for our 2015 class!  Instructions are provided on our website at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/jointeam/    Also, please see our listing of upcoming off-site testing locations at: … [read more]

September 8, 2014 12:32 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, September14 at 6pm.  All questions answered/official exam to follow (for those who want to).  For more information visit our website: … [read more]

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]

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