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The K-9s live at home with their handlers and become a part of the family. Verbal commands and hand signals are used to communicate with the dogs. The handlers and dogs develop a very special bond that comes from driving around together in a patrol car for 40 hours a week. Our dogs love the attention they get at K-9 demonstrations.
The Officers / Firefighters assigned to the SWAT Team are required to pass a physical for agility and strength. The SWAT Team trains each month to sharpen their skills and abilities. Components of the SWAT Team include an entry team and sniper teams.
The mission of the Madison Police Department’s SWAT Team is to bring successful conclusions to high risk situations through the use of specially equipped and highly trained personnel without injury or loss of life to all those involved.