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Community Policing Advisory Boards

The City of Madison Police Department (MPD) and the Madison Community Policing Foundation (MCPF) are recruiting applicants through Friday, May 19, 2023 to serve as consultants on Community Policing Advisory Boards (CPABs) in each of Madison’s six police districts.

The creation of CPABs is a key part of a grant awarded to MPD by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services ( and supported by the Madison Community Policing Foundation.

Between June 2023 and September 2024, Consultant Advisors will serve as their community’s voice in dialogues with the Madison Police Department and the officers who work in the police district they live or work in with the aim of growing trust and legitimacy between residents and MPD and creating a sustainable process to continue this collaboration in the future.

Learn more about this opportunity, including commitment, compensation, qualifications, and timeline in the resources linked below.

  • CPAB Advisor Recruitment Flyer (English / Hmong / Spanish)

  • CPAB Advisor Position Description (English / Hmong / Spanish)

How to apply

Applicants are invited to complete a Statement of Interest form (linked below) by Friday, May 19, 2023. Paper copies of the form are available at each Madison Police Department district office, or request a paper copy be mailed to you by sending an email to or by phone/text at 608-335-2363. Please indicate your full name and mailing address.

Community organizations serving as ‘Bridge Builders’

Madison Police Department Captains are also reaching out to organizations embedded in their communities to discuss the opportunity to serve as “Bridge Builders” by helping to identify residents from diverse backgrounds to serve on the CPABs and to engage in community events that promote relationship-building, trust, and legitimacy between residents and police.


Please direct questions about this opportunity to Liz Merfeld, MCPF COPS grant Project Coordinator, at or by phone/text at 608-335-2363.

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