The UW-Madison Police Department’s detective bureau has eight full-time detectives, a lieutenant, and a captain. Two of our detectives are assigned to full full-time task forces outside the department – one is assigned to the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and the other is assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The detective position is a permanent civil service sworn law enforcement appointment. Each detective has specific specialties – including sexual assaults, financial crimes, computer crimes, and property crimes. Detectives also work on investigations which are invaluable to the university — like employment backgrounds for select positions and threat assessments.
In addition to their specialties, each detective works with a specific community officer on crime issues within the campus communities.