Madison Police Department

Police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs support law enforcement agencies around the country in planning and implementing effective public safety responses to people who have mental illnesses.

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel:
Sworn: 479
Civilian: 119

Total population served:

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 includes: pre-service academy CIT, in-service CIT updates, basic CIT training, and advanced CIT

Mental Health Liaison Program


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

Website: City of Madison Police Department