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This is the Southside

District Two is located on the near south side of Milwaukee. District Two comprises a 7.2 square mile area with a district population in excess of 87,000 residents.

The Basilica of St. Josaphat
Located in the Historic Lincoln Village neighborhood, the basilica was completed in 1901. At the time, the only building with a larger dome was the United State Capitol.

A primarily Polish neighborhood during the early 20th Century, District Two transitioned to a Latino population during the 21st Century and is now home to a rich mix of cultures and a population of over 87,000 people. Thanks to its revitalized warehouses, unique vibe and close location to downtown, it’s also become a culinary hotspot. Through it all, District Two has been a neighborhood of working-class people and is dotted with church steeples, factories and Polish flats.

With a strong community focus, the district hosts many events and open houses to improve relations. Home to attractions like The Basilica of St. Josephat, Mitchell Park Domes and the burgeoning Walker’s Point neighborhood, it has become an entertainment destination. The district boasts an incredibly diverse population including a rich immigrant history as well as Hispanic and Latino populations as well as an active LGBTQ community.

Mitchell Park Conservatory
More commonly known simply as “The Domes,” each of the three structures has a distinct climate and corresponding vegetation.

The District Two Police Station
is located at 245 W. Lincoln Ave.

MPD in District Two

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

community prosecution unit

Community Prosecution Unit

The MPD works closely with community organizers, aldermen and the Department of Neighborhood Service (DNS) to target quality of life issues and help address long term issues specific to 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.

events

District Events

The MPD partners with community leaders to help host events that help improve community relations through events like open houses and the popular Three Kings Holiday Celebration.

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.

District Two 2017 Crime Stats vs. Previous Year

Versus the previous year, decreases in burglary (-2%), theft (-12%), and armed robberies (-15%).

2%

Burglary

12%

Theft

15%

Armed Robbery

Community Leaders

Paul Grippe

District 2 Block Watch Council President

Paul lives in the Clarke Square Neighborhood and is the Block Watch Captain and Council Rep for District Two. He has assisted the MPD with organizing block watch meetings, attending community meetings and providing resources to the community as well as organizing the Three Kings Event.

Community
Organizations

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound’s mission is to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods.
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Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative

The mission of CSNI is to improve the neighborhood and benefit community residents by leading and coordinating the Clarke Square Quality of Life Plan.
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MPD Resources

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

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