Madrid Police Department

Dedicated to Serve…Sworn to Protect



 Madrid Police History


Madrid has had a police department almost since its incorporation as a mining town in 1883. Back then police work was done on foot. An officer had a badge, a gun and a club, and little else. There were no radios, no radar, and not much pay!In the 120 years since, the Madrid Police Department has become a progressive department with many of the same technological advances as any major city. The department employs four full-time, two part-time and four reserve officers. Each officer is responsible for additional duties such as crime prevention, traffic liaison and criminal investigator. The department also has it's own D.A.R.E.® Officer that provides DARE education to the 6th grade elementary school children. Officers are on duty seven days a week and patrol day, evening and night shifts. The Madrid Police Department patrols the city using Ford Police Interceptors. Each vehicle is equipped with a Mobile Vision ® video system and in the fall of 2004 each vehicle will be equipped with a Medtronic Lifepack® Defibrillator, commonly known as an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and Panasonic Toughbook® laptop computers.