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Q: Officer Gloria, Ald. Donovan calls the CLO the "living, breathing personification of the MPD" on neighborhood streets and in schools, churches and businesses throughout the district. As a CLO what is your biggest challenge on a daily basis?
A: My biggest challenge on a daily basis is managing my time so that I follow up with citizens in a timely manner and provide them with accurate crime prevention information.

Q: As the MPD's first fully bilingual CLO, do you find Spanish-speaking residents are more inclined to approach you with info and requests? Are they appreciative of having a police officer who speaks Spanish?
A: Yes, Spanish-speaking residents are more inclined to provide information, requests and questions, and they are very appreciative of having a Community Officer who speaks Spanish. More importantly, not only do I speak Spanish like many near south side residents, but I also understand where they are coming from.

Q: As CLO what is your basic philosophy or motto in how you approach your work?
A: My philosophy is that I try to provide people with accurate information, with answers to their questions, and I try to return their calls in a timely manner.

Q: How do you interact with businesses and merchants?
A: I try to get to know them and their workers, and I take their concerns very seriously. I help by guiding them on preventing crime while being safe at the same time.

Q: If you could provide one basic piece of advice to citizens, what would that be?
A: Contact your Community Liaison Officer and request a Block Watch start-up meeting for you and your neighbors as soon as possible. Don't wait for a crime to happen!

 
Ald. Donovan discusses some public safety matters with 2nd District Community Liaison Officer Jesus Gloria recently near S. 35th St. and W. National Ave.
 

Officer Gloria Facts:

  • Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
  • Moved to U.S. as a teen in Dec. 1991.
  • Graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School, Kenosha.
  • Worked as a court interpreter for the Kenosha Co. Courts.
  • Graduated from Gateway Technical College with an associate degree in criminal justice.
  • Married, father of two children.
  • Joined Milwaukee Police Department in April 2004.
 
To reach Officer Gloria please email him at jglori@milwaukee.gov or call 935-7222.