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Volunteer Programs

The Retired Officer Advisory and Resource (ROAR) Team consists of retired Madison Police Officers who continue their service to the City in a volunteer capacity. These volunteers work in collaboration with the Madison Community Policing Foundation (MCPF) to support the mission of the Madison Police Department. More information on MCPF can be found at:

In addition to retired officer volunteers, MPD utilizes civilian volunteers through an organization called Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) to assist with clerical tasks or other involvement such as gardening at the district stations. If you are interested in volunteering for the City of Madison Police Department, please contact Emily Hardiman at

Additional information for retirees (both commissioned and civilian) of the Madison Police Department:

  • Police Service Memorial Garden: We offer a MPD memorial brick to be purchased by retirees. These bricks can be placed at our East District garden or can be used personally at your home.
  • HR-218 Federal CCW and Wisconsin CCW Cards/Qualifications: Twice a year our agency offers the necessary paperwork/firearm qualification to commissioned retirees eligible to obtain their Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) identification card which is required to authorize them to carry a concealed firearm under certain conditions.

If you are an MPD retiree either commissioned or civilian and are interested in more information about any of the initiatives above, please email