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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

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, in the State of Wisconsin). The accelerated academy is scheduled to begin in late May, 2022. The deadline for the accelerated academy is December 13, 2021.


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. The current starting salary as of December, 2020 is $62,782. Please visit our website at: to learn more about our hiring process and to download an application.


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
  • See MPD website.


  • 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
  • Find more information at The MPD Website
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

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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