Voters approved Measure K in November of 2016, a half-cent sales tax increase to expand public safety services. The bond measure passed with over 80-percent of the vote and will generate about $3.5-million each year. Follow this page for the latest updates on how your Measure K dollars are being put to work!

Eleven police trainees promoted to police officers

December 11, 2017

Eleven police trainees promoted to police officers

The Madera Police Department welcomes 11 new full-time police officers to active patrol, eight of which are funded by Measure K dollars

Closed escrow on 5.71 acres for new Fire Station

October 18, 2017

Closed escrow on 5.71 acres for new Fire Station

The southwest corner of Aviation Drive and Condor Avenue will soon become the home of the City of Madera’s new fire station.

Preparation of architectural plans/construction documents begin for new Fire Station

September 20, 2017

Preparation of architectural plans/construction documents begin for new Fire Station

The City has entered into an agreement with RRM Design Group to perform these functions.

Sergeant Foss promoted to Lieutenant

July 8, 2017

Sergeant Foss promoted to Lieutenant

Eight new police trainees hired

June 12, 2017

Eight new police trainees hired

The Madera Police Department is very proud to introduce eight new Police Officer Trainees: Robert Jones, Blake Short, Jeremy Smith, Joel Kellom, Mark Abraham, Joshua Gibbs, Talona Cortez, Cameron Dias

Public Safety Dispatcher hired

May 27, 2017

Public Safety Dispatcher hired

MPD welcomes Beatriz Solano, our new Public Safety Dispatcher

MPD Network Administrator hired

May 15, 2017

MPD Network Administrator hired

MPD creates Network Administrator position and hires Neil Hayes

Records Clerk hired

May 1, 2017

Records Clerk hired

MPD hires Tara Maggiore into Records Clerk position

Officer Bushey promoted to Sergeant

January 7, 2017

Officer Bushey promoted to Sergeant

Officer Chavez promoted to Sergeant

January 7, 2017

Officer Chavez promoted to Sergeant

Measure K passed by voters

November 13, 2016

Measure K passed by voters

Measure K, an initiative that will implement a half-cent sales tax for the city’s first responders is passed by Madera voters with more than 80 percent of all ballots cast favoring the initiative.