Department Units

policeswornlogoThe Uniformed Patrol Division is the traditional “backbone” of the police service.  It is the Uniformed Patrol Division that first responds to all requests for service and help by the public and it is the Uniformed Patrol Division that initiates criminal investigations. 

Included within the Uniformed Patrol Division are a number of units whose members are trained to function in specialized areas of patrol, training and investigations.  These units include: 

Other units:

Our Police Service Aides (PSAs) are made up of a core of civilians who undergo extensive training to assist the Madison Police Department in its day-to-day functions.

The Auxiliary Services Unit is responsible for helping citizens who wish to become more involved and aware of methods of crime prevention in their community. Auxiliary Services consists primarily of volunteers: