Madison Police Department

At A Glance

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Total number of agency personnel: 
Sworn: 182
Civilian: 176

Total population served: 254,977

Jurisdiction: Madison, Wisconsin

Program Highlights

  • Collects comprehensive data and shares non-protected information with line-level officers
  • Provides training for all officers using “scenario-based” approaches
  • Features a multi-layered approach with officers trained to be “mental health liaisons”
  • Employs a full-time mental health team of sworn officers and in-house crisis workers
  • Facilitates a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program for outside agencies that include: pre-service academy CIT, in-service CIT updates, basic CIT training, and advanced CIT
  • Includes a behavioral health data analyst as part of the team

Mental Health Liaison Program

Website: City of Madison Police Department


Sarah Shimko
4020 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 261-5579
sshimk[email protected]