Citizens can now receive email notification of crime activity in their neighborhoods – or in any area of Milwaukee – using the City of Milwaukee's E-Notify system.

The Police Verified Offense Notification feature of E-Notify includes eight crime categories: aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, vehicle theft, theft, arson, criminal damage to property and locked vehicle entry. Notices will be sent Monday through Friday for each day's completed and supervisor-approved reports.

Subscribers will receive E-Notification of crime incidents by address or near an address. Here's how to sign up:

  1. Log into e-notify on the City's web page at www.milwaukee.gov/enotify
  2. If you are not already a registered E-Notify user, you can sign up at the site above.  The system will email you a password that you can then use to sign in.
  3. After you have logged into E-Notify, the City of Milwaukee.gov E-Services page appears.  Select the E-Notify hyperlink in the left column.
  4. Go to the top of the E-Notify screen to the Location Based Notification section, and check the box next to "Police Verified Offense Notification."
  5. Use "Add/Modify Addresses" links to insert the location of addresses you are interested in.  For each one, select if you want information for that address only, within 600 feet of the address, within 1,000 feet of the address or within a half-mile radius.
  6. Select "Completed Entering Addresses" when you are finished with your selection.
  7. Each day, you will be notified by e-mail if there are new crimes for addresses you have signed up for (or within the radius you selected).  Look for email subject headings that are similar to: "New Crime Incident."  Please view the emails as HTML (you may need to click on "View" on your screen's tool/task bar, and then release on "HTML").

Here are brief descriptions of each crime category:

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness. This also includes assault with disease (as in cases where the offender is aware that he/she is infected with a deadly disease and deliberately attempts to inflict the disease by biting, spitting, etc.).

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody or care of another person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.

Burglary: The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.

Vehicle Theft: The theft of a motor vehicle. Note: A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that runs on the surface of land and not on rails.

Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another person.

Arson: To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.

Criminal Damage to Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.

Locked Vehicle Entry: The theft of articles from a motor vehicle locked or unlocked.

If you have questions or need additional information on E-notify, please use the "Contact Us" feature on the E-Notify page.