New In Blue: 6 Months With Madison Police Recruits
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00pm
Policing is an issue that divides Americans. Some people don’t trust police, and fear that the officers who are sworn to protect and serve might actually harm them. Others think police are under attack, and maybe even deserve hate crime protection.
Madison Police Recruits Wrap Up At The Academy And Head To Field Training
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 3:50pm
The Madison Police Department's 23 police recruits have wrapped up their time at the academy and are one step closer to becoming real officers. The recruits are entering field training, and those who successfully complete field training will be ready for solo patrol as soon as May 28, and will graduate June 23.
Madison Police Recruits Learn What Happens After They Shoot
Monday, February 20, 2017, 10:10am
New police recruits are entering the field at a time when police shootings in Wisconsin and across the nation have drawn intense scrutiny from the public. As a part of the Madison Police Department's training, each recruit is put through a mock shooting, from pulling the trigger all the way through the investigation.
Madison Police Recruits Learn To Navigate The City
Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:00am
In the Madison Police Department Training Academy, geography is a four-hour block of training that takes place in a computer lab. For the 23 new recruits, learning the city’s geography is one of the biggest challenges.
How Do Madison Police Recruits Learn How To Use Force?
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:05am
At a time when officer-involved shootings across the nation, and here in Wisconsin, have drawn public scrutiny, the use of force is one of the most difficult things for police recruits to learn and for training staff to teach.
How Does The Madison Police Department Pick Its Recruits?
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 7:15pm
Those in the new class of police recruits with the Madison Police Department are starting their law enforcement careers at a time when public confidence in policing is at its lowest point in decades.