Madison Police Department

At A Glance

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Total number of agency personnel:
Sworn: 492
Civilian: 115

Total population served: 273,469

Jurisdiction: Madison, Wisconsin

Program Highlights

  • Features a multi-layered approach with patrol-assigned “mental health liaison” officers who attend extra training and take on additional responsibilities 
  • Employs a team of six specialized “mental health officers” and in-house crisis workers, who are equipped to respond reactively to calls for service, and also to conduct proactive and follow-up work 
  • Formulates and coordinates sharing of individualized safety plans with line-level officers
  • Provides internal instruction for department’s police academy and agency in-service, using “scenario-based” approaches 
  • Facilitates de-escalation instruction for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainings for outside agencies 

Mental Health Liaison Program
Mental Health Unit

Website: City of Madison Police Department


Sergeant Jared Prado
Madison Police Department
4020 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 261-5579

Sarah Henrickson, LCSW
Crisis Worker
Journey Mental Health/Madison Police Dept.
MPD Mobile phone: (608) 422-1019