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Madison Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Madison Police Department
5702 Femrite Drive
Madison, WI 53718

Phone:

  • 608-266-4190

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open Enrollment

Salary:

  • Current starting salary as of May, 2022:

    • No Experience: $56,462
    • Lateral: $62,782 

    Sign On Bonuses of $2,000 - $4,000 for those hired for the May, 2023 academies!

    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

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. Starting salary as of May, 2022 is $56,462.
  • Lateral - For those who are already working in law enforcement, we will be offering an accelerated academy scheduled to begin at the end of May, 2023. Starting salary as of May, 2022 is $62,782. 

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.

To learn more about our hiring process and to download an application please visit our website at:

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

The Madison Police Department is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership. The Department is in the forefront of "trust-based" community policing, problem solving and quality improvement. We are an organization "where individuals CAN and DO make a difference."

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. The Madison Police Department seeks committed individuals who want to work with a multi-cultural citizenry in improving our quality of life.



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