Police Sergeant opening

The Town of Madison Police Department is seeking applicants for a vacant patrol sergeant position.  The work schedule is 6-3 and generally working 6:00 pm – 2:00 am with some flexibility.

To apply complete the DJ-LE-330 along with the three questions in Section 6 and email your application and cover letter to gregorys@town.madison.wi.us.  I must receive it by March 25, 2019 at 9:00 am.  You can find the application at www.wilenet.org

2019 Full-time Sergeant Hiring Process

Anticipated date Actual date  
  June 11 Approval to hire from Town Board
Feb. 20 Feb. 20 Advertise creation of eligibility list and opening
March 25 @ 9 am   Applications/resumes due
NA   Written Exam
NA   Receive results of exam
April 16   Professional Police Panel Interview
April 23   PFC Interview
April 30   Police Chief Interview
May 1   Background Investigation
May 6   Internal candidate offer of promotion
May 13   Promotion to be effective
May 21   Conditional Offer of Employment
May 27   Medical, psychological and drug testing
June 10   Offer of employment
June 24   Anticipated date of hire

The Town of Madison Police Department has started a hiring process! If you meet our minimum qualifications below and are interested in working in a busy urban environment then you should apply!

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED or HSED
  • 60 college credits
  • No felony or domestic abuse convictions
  • 5 years law enforcement experience
  • Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for certification through Training and Standards
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition (must be able to be certified by a medical professional to be able to complete the duties of a police officer)
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Must be able to work well with others and alone


  • Starting monthly salary is $6,299.58 (2019 wages)
  • 6-3 working schedule (1950 hours per year)
  • Initial uniforms provided, $550 uniform allowance after 1st year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks vacation after the first year of employment
  • Physicians Plus and Dean Care medical insurance available (90% employer paid) (lump sum payout if you elect not to take the health insurance)
  • Longevity bonus
  • 1 day sick leave earned per month
  • WI retirement per WI state statute

The Town of Madison is hiring for a vacant sergeant position.  We are conducting an accelerated process with an anticipated hiring date of June 24, 2019.

The only application that will be accepted is the current DJ-LE-330 with the questions answered in Section 6.  The application can be found at https://wilenet.org/html/career/index.html#forms.  The application must be received no later than March 25, 2018 at 9:00 am.


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