The City of Madison Police Department offers a challenging and rewarding future for those individuals interested in a law enforcement career as a police officer or civilian support staff.

The City of Madison Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Positions

The City of Madison Police Department offers several career opportunities for those looking to become sworn law enforcement officers as well as for civilian personnel. These include the position of police officer, police dispatcher, court/records clerk, animal control worker, secretarial positions as well as custodial/grounds keeper jobs.

Applications may be obtained from the Madison Police Department located at 2001 Main Street in Madison, MS.  Interested individuals may also download applications using the links listed below.  Completed applications must be returned to the Administrative Services Division. If you have questions regarding the application/employment process you may contact the Administrative Services Division at 601.856.6111.

Current AVAILABLE job opportunities

  • Police Officer

    As a police officer with the Madison Police Department you will be eligible to participate in a variety of city offered benefits. These include:

    • Insurance – Health and life insurance are paid by the employer. Family members may be added to the health insurance program at a group rate.
    • Holidays – Employees are given 10 scheduled paid holidays per year. Vacation and paid sick leave is accrued at a rate of one day per month.
    • Military Leave – Officers who are military reservists may receive up to 15 days of paid military leave per year.
    • Retirement – Officers participate in the State of Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). The city and officer contribute to the retirement plan.
    • Your Pay – Salary levels are competitive and are based on the results of periodic salary adjustments. Salary levels are also dependent upon officers’ rank within the Department.

    Police recruits are normally assigned to the Patrol Division where field training officers work individually with new officers, instructing them in all aspects of the law enforcement profession. All officers must successfully complete a state certified criminal justice police academy. Continuing in-service training is provided to all officers throughout their career with the Department.


    After a training and probationary period officers may choose to compete for any of the following occupational specialties as vacancies occur:

    • Criminal Investigations
    • Narcotics/Vice/K-9
    • Crime Prevention
    • Administrative Services
    • Training
    • Special Response Team (SRT)
    • Traffic Enforcement Unit

    Applications are available at the Madison Police Department located at 2001 Main Street in Madison, MS. All applications must be completed and returned to the Administrative Services Division. The application process consists of:

    • Completion of a Background History Statement/Personal History Questionnaire
    • Successful Completion of a Comprehensive Background Investigation
    • Oral Interview Board
    • Polygraph Examination
    • Psychological Examination
    • Medical Examination and Drug Screening

    The following qualifications/conditions are required to be offered employment:

    • No criminal record
    • At least 21 years of age
    • High School Diploma or GED and at least 60 college semester hours or an associates degree
    • Possession of a current/valid driver’s license
    • No convictions for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or leaving the scene of an accident
    • No tattoos which are visible while wearing the Department authorized uniform
    • No issues of moral turpitude
    • Honorable discharge from the armed forces if applicable
    • Successful completion of the application process
    Download Application Packet


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