Police Officer - Entry & Lateral

Madison Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Madison Police Department
5702 Femrite Drive
Madison, WI 53718

Phone:

  • 608-261-9856

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open Enrollment

Salary:

  • Current starting salary as of December, 2023:

    • No Experience: $61,236
    • Lateral: $67,745

    Benefits:

    • Fully funded pension – the Wisconsin Retirement System ranks #8 in the country and #25 in the world
    • Qualified immunity state, Wisconsin recognizes the qualified immunity standard for law enforcement officers
    • Our accelerated academy will prepare you to take the State of Wisconsin reciprocity exam
    • Education incentive pay
    • Tuition Reimbursement program
    • City funded annual uniform allowance
    • 16.5 vacations days a year to start
    • Voluntary overtime opportunities are available after the completion of field training
    • Rebound Program – Whether injured on or off duty, they will facilitate getting you a medical appointment within 24-48 hours, or into a specialist within 72 hours of diagnosis. This program extends to your immediate family as well.
    • Our most recent Union Contact can be found here: https://www.cityofmadison.com/human-resources/documents/contracts/MPPOA-2018.pdf

Sworn:

  • 478

Population:

  • 258,054

Position Details

Are you looking for a progressive, non-traditional, community policing focused department! We want to recruit applicants who can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. We need individuals who can enforce the law while protecting the constitutional rights of all. 

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, 2025.
  • Lateral - For those who are already working in law enforcement, we will be offering an accelerated academy in late November, 2024. 

Laterals/Accelerated Academy:

The Madison Police Department is currently recruiting 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).

As a veteran police officer you would attend our accelerated Academy, (taught in-house by MPD Training Staff, non-residential, Monday-Friday, 8a-4p, with full pay and benefits provided) following the academy you would participate in a condensed field training program before moving seamlessly to a position in Patrol Services.

Those that apply early could have a tentative job offer as early as July 2024!

Contact our Recruiting Officer Paige Decent about applying:

pdecent@cityofmadison.com

OR

Download an application from our website at: 

https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/jointeam/



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