Police Officer opening

We anticipate a police officer opening around April 1, 2019.  Thus, we are starting a hiring process to fill this position.  This is a full-time position working a 6-3 schedule.  Hours are based on seniority after an extensive training and field training program.

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.

March 2018 Full-time Officer Hiring Process

Date Actual Date  
March 12 March 12 Approval to hire from Town Board
March 8 March 25 Advertise creation of eligibility list and opening
March 25 @ 9 am   Applications/resumes due
NA   Written Exam
NA   Receive results of exam
April 2   Professional Police Panel Interview
April 10   PFC Interview
April 18   Police Chief Interview
April 19   Background Investigation
May 7   Conditional Offer of Employment
May 13   Medical, psychological and drug testing
May 23   Offer of employment
June 10   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

You must have completed the police academy and be eligible for WI Law Enforcement Officer Certification if you are not already a police officer

Out-of-state applicants must be current police officers

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 $4650.20 (2019)

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

You may be required to pass a written test, multiple oral interviews, psychological profile, medical examination, and drug screening.

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