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Fire and Police Commission

The Fire and Police Commission oversees all aspects of Fire Department and Police Department operations. The Commission sets overall policy while the chief of each department manages daily operations and implements the Commission’s policy direction and goals. Specific Commission functions also include:

  • Establishing recruitment and testing standards for positions in the Fire and Police Departments
  • Hearing appeals by members of either department who have been disciplined by their Chief
  • Independently investigating and monitoring citizen complaints
  • disciplining employees for misconduct

The seven part-time civilian Commissioners and full-time Executive Director are appointed by the Mayor and must be approved by the Common Council. The Commissioners serve as the citizens’ voice in police and fire matters and as a means of ensuring more responsive and effective city government.

Milwaukee Crime Statistics

The Milwaukee Police Department is providing an interactive database to enable the public to access crime statistics for the City of Milwaukee.

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Intelligence Fusion Center & Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (STAC)

Provides investigative, real-time support to investigators, receives and monitors information for threats of unrest and violence, provides inter-agency collaboration with other local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, as well as processes shell casing evidence and monitors the ShotSpotter system. Staffed 24-hours a day.


Office of Community Outreach and Education

Community based and service focused division of the Milwaukee Police Department which partners with community members to build relationships and educate the public in a variety of ways.

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Milwaukee Police Academy / Safety Division

The Police Academy provides training for more than 18,800 sworn law enforcement member and hundreds of civilian employees. The Academy also hosts public events including recruit graduations, award ceremonies, sporting events and other events and is the home to the Safety Division and the Office of Community Outreach and Education. The Safety Division oversees and deploys School Crossing Guards and provides educational materials on a variety of topics.

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Open Records Section

This section routes and fulfills freedom of information act (FOIA) and public record requests. Crash reports, incident reports and other documents can be obtained in a variety of ways for the public, media and other use.

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Community Resources

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.

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City of Milwaukee Departments

The City of Milwaukee has many departments which assist and serve city of Milwaukee residents in a variety of ways. From building and zoning questions to personal health and public safety, the city has dedicated employees to serve its residents.

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Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office

The District Attorney of Milwaukee County is assisted directly by five deputy district attorneys. In addition, the legal staff is composed of approximately 125 assistant district attorneys, all of whom represent the State of Wisconsin in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, generally in connection with criminal cases.

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Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office

Patrols Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee County Interstate Highways, Mitchell International Airport, provides security and bailiff services to the Milwaukee County Courthouse Complex and the Milwaukee County Jail. This agency also provides civil process and evictions duties.

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VEL Phillips Children’s Court Center

Partners with Milwaukee Police in matters related to juvenile delinquency, children in need of protection or services and other juvenile matters.

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Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services

Impact 211

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Milwaukee County Chief Judge