Captain Paige Valenta has served with the City of Madison Police Department in Madison, Wisconsin since 1997. The City of Madison Police Department has more than 460 sworn officers and 170 civilian staff. Captain Valenta is currently assigned to oversee the City's South Police District, one of six police districts in Madison. The South District includes the most diverse zip code in the State of Wisconsin. Captain Valenta also has experience as a detective lieutenant, a patrol sergeant, a detective, a SWAT operator, and a patrol officer. She has a bachelor's degree from Columbia University.