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Police Officer

Madison Police Department

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

The Madison Police Department is nationally recognized for its 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."

The Department wants to attract and retain men and women who reflect the diversity of the community. While Wisconsin Law requires us to accept applications from those over 18 years of age, successful applicants usually have educational and/or life experiences possessed by mature individuals. the profile of a "typical candidate hired by MPD is someone who has at least an associate's degree (60 college credits) and most have a bachelor's degree. Age range is from 22-45, but we have no upper age limit. Previous experience may include work in teach, social work, business, law enforcement, or a variety of other professions. We are by no means a "one size fits all" employer... we value the diversity of all academic, work, and life experience.

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.

You may access our application at the following website:, "Join the Team".



Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
Other 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
  • 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.


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • No felony convictions
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age
Other Qualifications
  • See MPD Web site.

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Vision Examination
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Lateral/accelerated due date: August 8, 2022
  • With no previous experience due date: October 1, 2022
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Theresa Magyera
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Madison Police Department
Application Contact Address

5702 Femrite Drive
Madison, WI 53718
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 266-4190
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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