Contact the Personnel & Training Office if you would like us to mail an application to you.
Phone: (608) 266-4190
Make sure you fill out the application completely and accurately, and review your answers carefully. Your application serves as a measure of your professionalism and attention to detail during the hiring process.
When you send in your application, make sure you attach all required documents.
Essay Question, if not included in the application.
Transcripts from each post-high school educational institution. If you have taken no college courses, attach your high school transcript or GED high school equivalency scores.
DD-214 form, if you have served in the military. If you are a current service member, please submit a DD-214 form when released from active duty.
You may attach a resume, letters of recommendation, or any other documentation, if desired.
The application requires a ten-year employment history. You can request your social security earnings information from the Social Security Administration, for a fee. This information includes a ten-year employment history.
Submit the Application
Email your application and attachments to the Personnel & Training Office at JoinMPD@cityofmadison.com.
Mail your application and attachments to:
Madison Police Department
5702 Femrite Dr
Madison, WI 53718
We will send you an email when we have received your application. If you have not received a confirmation email within ten business days, contact the Personnel & Training Office.
Learn more about the hiring process.
Police Officer Starting Salary: $56,462
After 6 months: $62,782
37.5 hour work week
Health, Dental, Vision and Pet Insurance (some programs at no cost to the employee)
Wage, life, disability insurance plans
Educational Incentives after 42 months:
Associate's Degree: 9% ($74,591)
Bachelor Degree: 18% ($80,750)
Master Degree: 22% ($83,487)
This base pay does not include 15 minutes of daily briefing time, shift differential, or other routine overtime.
The City of Madison Police Department doesn't just promote diversity, we are committed to delivering high quality police services to all members of our community. The department is made up of professionals who are dedicated to serving the public and to make Madison a better place to live, work, and play.
Mission Statement: We, the members of the Madison Police Department, are committed to providing high quality police services that are accessible to all members of the community. We believe in the dignity of all people and respect individual and constitutional rights in fulfilling this mission.