In 2015, I completed my second full term as the Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department and was honored to be re-appointed for a third term. Each and every day I am proud to serve this City and this Department and rely on your support, confidence, and enthusiastic interest in helping the Department advance its vision and mission. The past year brought with it challenges in regards to crime in Milwaukee, including significant increases in homicides. Our City is not the only one in the country to see these types of trends. We continue to work hard to reduce levels of crime, fear, and disorder in Milwaukee. I am immensely proud of our accomplishments this year. Our recent statewide accreditation by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group indicated that our policies and management systems met the highest standards in our profession. MPD joined the Mayor’s Office in our innovative Ambassador Program as part of the Mayor’s Compete Milwaukee initiative and allowed young people to work with mentors in the Department. In 2015, we also rolled out our implementation of our body-worn cameras and will expand their use to all officers in 2016. Our relationship with the citizens we serve and protect remains the cornerstone of our profession. We welcome a healthy discourse with those in the community, including those who may disagree with us. As former President Herbert Hoover once said “Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among free men.” This is why I look forward to our Collaborative Reform agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and building more community support. This year marks my 45th year in law enforcement and during those years I have been surrounded by men and women committed to helping their fellow citizens. I exhort all members of the Milwaukee Police Department to be the best version of themselves so that others can look at us as an example of those who employ effective crime control and foster strong community relations. I present to you the 2015 Annual Report for the Milwaukee Police Department.
Edward A. Flynn
Chief of Police
City of Milwaukee
Click here to download the 2015 Annual Report.