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April 16, 2018 9:10 AM

At a recent community forum, a constituent related a story where a fairly “benign” call resulted in four cops showing up. I noted that based on the circumstances described, our protocol would normally dictate a two-officer response; however, our field training officers are being paired with … [read more]

March 23, 2017 11:44 AM

During a recent week of viewing briefing notes, I had to pause to consider the modern-era challenges confronting our MPD officers. On a regular basis, my officers are investigating child sexual assaults, substantial crimes against persons, and “shots fired” incidents; responding to overdoses; … [read more]

December 21, 2016 3:25 PM

In light of recent national scrutiny of police practices, community members in some cities have questioned the type, quality, and emphasis of training provided to their local agencies. Citizens have questioned whether their local department embraces community interests. We agree that citizens … [read more]

December 15, 2016 9:14 AM

As part of the thirty hours of cultural competency training, this year's Recruit class read the book "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America" by Roberto G. Gonzales. This ethnography recounts some of Gonzales's findings from a twelve-year study of 150 undocumented young adults … [read more]

September 12, 2016 12:00 PM

The Madison Police Department is proud to announce that the 2016 Pre-Service Academy class took their oath-of-office on September 12 at our Police Training Center. Almost 700 applicants competed for the twenty-three positions. We are proud of this class profile which reflects a group that has … [read more]

April 19, 2016 9:13 AM

This past Friday marked the conclusion of two weeks worth of interviewing applicants who are competing to be a part of MPD's fall pre-service class. The finalists have survived a gauntlet of assessments including written testing, take-home essays, timed essays, physical agility standards, oral … [read more]

February 26, 2016 3:25 PM

The Madison Police Department’s 23 newest recruit officers will be hitting the streets in early March. These women and men have completed close to 900 hours of training, conducted over the last five months, prior to field training (the State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board requires … [read more]

October 27, 2015 2:30 PM

MPD was honored to host Bryan Stevenson who spoke to our recruit class on Monday, October 26. Stevenson is a New York Times Bestselling author of Just Mercy, a book which also won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Stevenson was in Madison to accept the "Distinguished Achievement" … [read more]

June 22, 2015 1:18 PM

On Friday, June the 26th, fourteen probationary police officers will graduate from our Department’s Pre-Service Academy. This will be the 57th Graduating Class from the Madison Police Department. The Madison Police Department is a progressive, diverse agency committed to the philosophy of … [read more]

September 15, 2014 2:14 PM

The Madison Police Department is proud to announce that the 2014 Pre-Service Academy class took the oath-of-office this morning at the Police Training Center. Over 1000 applicants competed for the fifteen positions. The class profile reflects a group that has an average age of … [read more]

April 1, 2014 9:44 AM

After 5 months and over 700 hours of classroom and scenario based trainings our latest recruit class of 35 police officers hit the streets officially on March 23, 2014 as part of their next phase of training.  They will now participate in 14 weeks of field training which consists of five … [read more]

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