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Madison Police Department, by the numbers
Facts about the Madison Police Department
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Number of commissioned Madison police officers: 440

Number of these officers whom Mike Koval estimates he's helped train: "close to half"

Number of officers hired since January 2008: 62

Number of applicants for these positions: 1,533

Approximate chance that a person hired by the MPD previously worked for another law enforcement agency: 1 in 8

Percentage of the MPD's commissioned officers who are white: 81

Percentage who are African American: 10

Basic educational requirements for MPD applicants: High school diploma or GED; must have associate's degree or equivalent within five years of being hired; most applicants have bachelor's degrees

Number of hours of training received by Madison police recruits before they are sworn in: 880

State-required minimum: 520

Starting annual salary for a commissioned officer in Madison: $42,551

Average salary: $49,207

Source: Madison Police Department

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