Police Department

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About Our Department


Established in 1890, the Madison Police Department is a community-oriented organization that provides law enforcement service to the Rose City. These services include patrol, investigations, traffic safety and crime prevention activities. 

Our department, commanded by Police Chief Darren P. Dachisen Sr. is staffed 24 hours a day by a staff of 28 sworn officers including one captain, two lieutenants, six sergeants, four detectives, seventeen patrolmen, four communications officers and a parking enforcement officer. The Chief is assisted by an administrative assistant and a Records Clerk.

We have an open door policy and encourage you to call or stop by anytime you have questions about the Police Department.

Message from the Chief


Thank you for visiting the Madison Police Department's website.  I am truly honored to serve as the Chief of a police department that is steeped in honor, tradition, and pride. The Madison Police Department is comprised of dedicated professionals who are committed to safeguarding lives and property through strong partnerships with our community.

We believe in the value of human life, the courage to do what is right, fairness, compassion and approachability in the performance of our duties, and striving for continuous improvement.

I would like to encourage you to explore the great work of the Madison Police Department through our website and to engage with us through social media. 

Thank you,
Darren P. Dachisen Sr.
Chief of Police
Chief Dachisen