Join the MPD Team
We accept applications year-round. We are currently taking applications for our Spring 2022 Academy! In addition to our full academy, we are also accepting applications for an "accelerated" academy exclusively for veteran police officers (i.e., officers with three or more years of continuous and full-time law enforcement experience in patrol, in the State of Wisconsin). The accelerated academy is tentatively scheduled to begin in late 2021 or early 2022.
Jennifer Krueger Favour
Captain of Training
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 QuestionsPersonnel & Training Office
March 18, 2021 10:24 AM
We are currently accepting applications for our 2022 academy! To be considered for our first testing session of 2021, applications must be received by April 1st. Applications are available on-line at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/jointeam/ #FindYourBlueCalling [read more]
March 4, 2021 10:01 AM
We are hosting a "virtual" informational session with Academy Sergeant Theresa Magyera. She will provide a rundown of the current hiring timeline, share tips on how to prepare for a career at MPD and answer any questions! Click the link below to join a meeting! Sunday, March 14th at … [read more]
January 1, 2021 11:06 AM
At the heart of police work is being privy to the stories of others. We are called in the small hours of the night, in snowstorms and torrential rain, on hot summer Sundays and holiday weekends. We answer those calls and listen to the trials and tragedies of others. I've always been drawn to … [read more]