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We accept applications year-round. We are currently taking applications for our Spring 2021 Academy!

Find Your Blue Calling!

We are looking for passionate, dynamic problem-solvers committed to serving the our community with integrity, empathy, and pride. We want officers that are critical thinkers, enjoy problem-solving, and reflect the diversity of our community.

We can give officers tools and training, but it all starts with the people we hire.

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JoinMPD@cityofmadison.com
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July 5, 2020 6:51 AM

Sgt Jen Hannah and her wife Gillian said “I do” and took a different walk than most newlyweds. After marrying on the steps of the NYC Public Library, they strolled to Grand Central Station, a wedding march to the beat of traffic, city noise, and people in a hurry. It’s an apt metaphor for Jen, a … [read more]

June 28, 2020 10:32 AM

Officer Cindy Thiesenhusen and her two older brothers grew up in Sun Prairie with a front-row seat to public service – Cindy’s mom was a missionary teacher who later taught at Madison College, and her father worked in social services. “They are my biggest influence” Cindy says of her … [read more]

June 21, 2020 10:08 AM

Upon stepping into the workspace of Samantha Schwartz, one cannot help but notice how colorfully decorated it is. Her Funko Pop! figures line her workspace in an impressive display. “I don’t know how many I have exactly,” she laughs. “But I can find out!” Samantha, who is in her seventh year … [read more]

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