Why Madison Police Department?
The Madison Police Department is dedicated to protecting and serving our community to the highest standard attainable. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of every citizen through professional police services. MPD stands as a progressive Law Enforcement agency utilizing modern technology, state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive training techniques. The department employs individuals of diverse backgrounds, education and experience.
In May, 2019 the Madison Police Department was granted accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Our department joins the 5% of the over 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the US to achieve the ‘gold standard’ accreditation.
The Police Department focuses on the betterment of our officers by pursuing advancements in mental health training and sponsoring several courses from Nationally Recognized Training Organizations. This progressive training allows the department to embrace new concepts in Law Enforcement and to maintain high standards of officer and citizen safety. The department works diligently to forge a strong bond between our officers and citizens through community outreach programs including Kids Camp, self-defense classes, Coffee with a Cop, area events, and within the schools.
Check out our benefits below and learn more about our hiring process.
Day one starting pay $45,439.68.
Patrol officers receive yearly step raises topping out at $82,773.60.
Take home patrol car If you reside within 25 miles of city hall.
Paid 3 hours of gym time weekly. Basically we pay you to work out and stay healthy
This is A unique benefit to our agency only.
If taken advantage of with starting salary this equals $5,107.00 extra a year, bringing the total to $50,546.68.
All expenses will be paid for your initial issue equipment. That means no money out of pocket for you. This also includes your Pistol, Rifle, and Back Up Pistol. After your first year you will then receive $500 uniform allowance yearly.
Our officers enjoy the benefit of working 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends off (every other weekend off). That brings you to a total of working only 183 days a year, encouraging a healthy work/life balance and also availability to work any overtime you may want.
-14 Paid Holidays a year
-Initial vacation accrual 112 hours off a year, increasing accrual time off every 5 years
-Enjoy other benefits also like compensatory time, sick leave accrual, tuition reimbursement, and RSA Tier 1 retirement.
- Screening of Applicant
- Standardized Written / Physical Testing
- Oral Board Review
- Background Investigation
- Medical Exam
- Police Academy and Training
The first step to your dream career is to apply.
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A light background check to make sure you are in the clear. Upon completion you will receive an email within 2 weeks to schedule your written and physical exam.
- National POST Exam
- 22 Push Ups (1 Minute)
- 25 Sit Ups (1 Minute)
- 1 1/2 Mile (15 Minutes 28 Second)
- Obstacle Course (90 Seconds)
After passing all your testing and background check you will interview with a board of MPD's finest.
Upon successful completion, you will be scheduled for a 1 on 1 interview with the Chief.
Your application will be assigned to an Investigator who will complete a detailed background check.
Being a Police Officer can be very demanding on your body, mentally and physically. In this part of the process we will make sure you are medically cleared to work as a Police Officer. This will include a drug test.