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South Side Pride

The most populous district with over 114,000 people, District Six holds Mitchell International Airport and many working-class neighborhoods within its boundaries.

This far South Side district also has a growing Latino population, in addition to the traditional Polish ethnicities that originally inhabited the district starting in the 1890s.

Here, you’ll find two-story wood-frame homes, classic Milwaukee bungalows, corner taverns and many remnants of Milwaukee’s past.

The district is home to a large and diverse population as well as some of Milwaukee’s most iconic attractions including Leon’s Frozen Custard, South Shore Yacht Club, South Shore Beach, Chill on the Hill and Humboldt Park.

The District Six Police Station
is located at 3006 S. 27th Street.

MPD in District Six

Tactics, programs and community outreach used by the police department throughout the district.

park and walks

Park & Walks

Officers park their squad cars and patrol neighborhoods on foot with community stakeholders to reach out and connect with the people and businesses in the neighborhood.

foot beats

Foot Beats & Bicycle Patrols

This allows officers to have more direct contact and increased visibility in business areas and heavily travelled corridors to establish strong relationships with business owners.

stories in the garden

Stories in the Garden:

MPD officers host this event where members of the police department read short stories to school children in the neighborhood.

events

District Events

MPD partners with community leaders to host events that help to improve community relations through events like weekly graffiti and trash clean-ups. During the holidays, officers wrap hundreds of gifts given away at UMOS (United Migrant Opportunity Services).

District Six 2017 Crime Stats vs. Previous Year

Versus the previous year, decreases in robberies (-14%), burglaries (-16%), and motor vehicle theft (-12%).

14%

Robbery

16%

Burglary

12%

Motor Vehicle Theft

Community Leaders

Connie Wilson

Garden District Neighborhood Association

Connie has lived in Milwaukee for more than five decades. She currently resides in Uncas Park. Connie is the Chairperson/Block Watch Captain for the Garden District Neighborhood Association. She helps to organize Block Watch meetings, National Night Out events and coordinates Stories in the Garden with District Six officers.

Tracy Alvarez

Polonia Block Watch

Tracy lives in the Polonia Neighborhood. Tracy works closely with the MPD to open positive lines of communication to build a safer community. She is the District Six Citywide Block Watch Council Rep and the Block Watch Captain of the Polonia Neighborhood.

Dawn Riegel

Garden District Neighborhood Association

Dawn has lived in Milwaukee her entire life. She is a Board Member of the Garden District Neighborhood Association; Garden District Community Garden Coordinator; Board Member of the Town of Lake Neighborhood Association; Wilson Park 4th of July Committee; Member of the South Side Business Association; Member of the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. She helps organize the National Night Out and Stories in the Garden held on 6th and Norwich.

Community
Organizations

United Migrant Opportunity Services

UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.
Learn More

MPD Resources

Various MPD organizations and community programs are available to assist a variety of communities across Milwaukee.

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