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The Madison Police Department was formed in 1944 after the city became incorporated. Since its inception, the department has strived for the highest degree of excellence and professionalism, allowing it to be rated as one of the best in the state of Mississippi. In 2002 the Department was the second law enforcement agency in the State of Mississippi to achieve national accreditation.

In addition to being state accredited through the State of Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, the Madison Police Department is nationally advanced accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

The public may comment on the Department’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns and can be submitted at the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation Public Comment Portal.

The Madison Police Department offers several crime prevention programs to residents. These include home and business safety/security surveys, neighborhood watch programs, and house watches while residents are out of town for extended periods. The Madison Police Department is also the founding sponsor of the Madison County TRIAD program for senior citizens, designed to address crime issues affecting our older citizens.

The Madison Justice Complex contains the police department headquarters and Madison Municipal Court. The Justice Complex is in Madison at 2001 Main Street (at Crawford Street). The mailing address for these agencies is P. O. Box 2489, Madison, MS 39130.

You can now pay for your tickets electronically here    

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Madison Police Department to be a leader in promoting professionalism and providing courteous, enhanced service from its law enforcement officers to the citizens of Madison and visitors to the city by:

  • Enhancing the quality of public service provided to the citizens of Madison by providing and encouraging proactive training and educational programs for law enforcement.
  • Striving to create and endorse positive effects on law enforcement’s ability to reduce crime and the fear of crime in Madison.
  • Encouraging the mutual sharing of resources and ideas among officers of the Madison Police Department and citizens by reinforcing open lines of communication and being the vanguard for the future of professional law enforcement within the City of Madison.
  • Forging a partnership between law enforcement and the citizens we serve to enhance the quality of life within the community.

Text Messaging Services

Text Madison to (855) 681-3838 to receive general messages from the City of Madison and city messages related to public safety and public works issues.

Texting rates may apply. Check with your cellular service provider for details.

Restricted Use of Golf Carts & ATVs

In 2018, the City of Madison enacted an ordinance regulating the use of Golf Carts and prohibiting the use of ATVs on public streets and roads within the city limits of Madison. The ordinance allows for the operation of golf carts, under the restrictions and guidelines in the ordinance, in the neighborhoods of Reunion, Annandale, Northbay and Summertree. The ordinance, along with its restrictions and guidelines, can be found at Madison Golf Cart Ordinance.


Police Department FAQs

  • How Do I Contact the Police Department?

    If you have an emergency, DIAL 911 immediately. If you have a non-emergency and must contact the police department to report an incident or crime or transact other business by telephone, please call (601) 856-6111. The mailing address for the Madison Police Department is P. O. Box 2489, Madison, MS 39130. The physical location of the Justice Complex is 2001 Main Street (at Crawford Street) in Madison, MS.

  • What changes can I expect to see in police protection as a result of the recent annexation?

    As a result of the recent annexation, the city has authorized the hiring 25 additional police officers. Additional dispatchers have also been authorized. There will be a new police sub-station located on the west side of the interstate where residents can conduct most business with the police department in addition to the Madison Justice Complex located at 2001 Main Street.

  • What is the city’s house watch program?

    As a courtesy to its citizens, the Police Department provides a vacation house watch program for residents. If you are going out of town and would like to be included in the house watch program, click here to complete and submit a house watch request form, or you may contact the on-duty dispatcher at 601-856-6111. The dispatcher will ask you a few questions to facilitate your request.

  • How are animal control ordinances enforced? If I believe my pet has been picked up, where do I call to find out? Is there a leash law in the city?

    Stray or loose animals are subject to being detained by the City’s Animal Control Department. If you believe your pet has been picked up or lost, please call the police dispatcher at 601-856-6111 and ask to speak with an Animal Control Officer. Efforts will be made to reunite you with your pet. The City of Madison operates an animal rescue shelter for boarding and sheltering lost pets. There is a leash law in the City of Madison. All animals outside of the confines of a fenced yard or home must be leashed.

  • How are speed limits posted and enforced?

    By city ordinance, the speed limit in subdivisions is 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. Other streets and thoroughfares have varying posted speed limits. When there is a change in a particular street’s speed limit, unless it is a flagrant and dangerous violation, there will be a 30-day warning period on traffic violation citations in that particular speed zone. The Madison Police Department does employ the use of speed detection units (radar). Radar is utilized 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, on all city streets and highways. The main purpose of using radar is to reduce the number of traffic crashes and subsequent injuries and fatalities.

  • Where can I file an affidavit or charges against someone? Where is city court located? Where can I pay a fine?

    Come to the police department. An officer will be assigned to assist you in filing an affidavit or charges against another person. The City court is located at the Municipal Justice Complex, 2001 Main Street. You can pay traffic or other fines at the Records/Court Services Division of the Municipal Justice Complex, 2001 Main Street (601-856-6111) Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.

  • Who do I contact for the crime prevention officer?

    Contact the police department (601-856-6111) and ask for the Operations Division Commander. He will make arrangements for the Crime Prevention Officer to return your call. Appointments can be made for talks, demonstrations, reading material, etc., to be provided for homeowner associations, groups, or individuals. The Department’s “Officer Friendly” program liaises with schools and youth organizations to provide children and teenagers with crime prevention and safety material.


Madison Police Department
2001 Main Street (at Crawford Street)
Madison, MS 39130
Phone: (601) 856-6111
Emergency: 911
Municipal Court: (601) 707-1412
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 2489
Madison, MS 39130
Gene Waldrop
Chief of Police