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June 19, 2019 10:50 AM

During a recent trek to our Training Academy to teach a class for our new recruits, I was met almost immediately at the door by a highly-animated Lieutenant chomping at the bit anxious to share something with me. Apparently, an individual wrote a letter to one of the papers in which she … [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 2, 2016 1:05 PM

In October, The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report examining the barriers and promising practices in recruitment, hiring and retention of officers in the advancing of law enforcement diversity. The DOJ and EEOC engaged with … [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]

June 11, 2015 10:01 AM

In order for us to achieve our goals of being a trusted, “guardian-based” agency committed to providing qualitative services which are accessible to everyone and administered in a way that constituents feel valued and respected, the foundation for this rests with our ability to recruit and train … [read more]

December 16, 2014 1:02 PM

As our nation struggles with looking to improve measures taken to provide for greater transparency, accountability, and sensitivity of our police toward the citizens we are sworn to protect and serve, I have been asked what steps are being taken by MPD.  While there is no one-size-fits-all … [read more]

October 20, 2014 10:08 AM

Apply Now! The deadline to accept applications for the 2015 Pre-Service Academy is November 3, 2014! The Madison Police Department is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership.  Our Department is at the forefront of "trust-based" community policing, problem solving and quality … [read more]

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