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Apply Now Our application due date is October 17, 2022.



Sign on BONUSES for those hired for our May, 2023 academies - $2,000 - $4,000 depending on experience.

We are currently taking applications now for two different academies:

  • No Experience - For those without law enforcement experience, our full academy is scheduled to begin in late May, 2023.
  • Lateral - for those who are already working in law enforcement, we will be offering an accelerated academy scheduled to begin in late May, 2023.
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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.

Recruitment Questions

Personnel & Training Office
JoinMPD@cityofmadison.com
(608) 266-4190

September 6, 2022 8:51 AM

Want to JOIN THE TEAM? Want to learn how to go from being "good" to "great" as a candidate? Check out the Informational Session on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00pm. All questions answered/official exam to follow (for those who want to). For more information visit our …

June 15, 2022 8:09 AM

We are currently taking applications for two different academies – Lateral & Entry Level. Visit our website to learn more about our hiring process and to download an application - https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/jointeam/

August 4, 2021 1:49 PM

We are currently accepting applications for our 2022 academy. If you would like to be considered for our next testing session, applications must be received by September 1, 2021. Instructions are provided on our website at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/jointeam/

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