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The police department announced this fall that the number of homicides in Milwaukee is the lowest it’s been in 22 years. In fact, in the first eight months of this year, Chief Flynn announced that the number of firearm-related homicides has decreased 45% since 2007. These are just a few of the improvements in crime abatement the city has seen this year.

“There are a number of new policing initiatives that have seriously curbed crime in our city,” Ald. Hamilton said. “Among them include focused efforts by police and the new Neighborhood Task Force program.”

The best way to take control of your neighborhood is to maintain a relationship with block watches and community crime groups. Each police district has crime analysis meetings open to the public, as well as Community Liaison Officers who help residents in the care of their neighborhood.

POLICE DISTRICT 4 (Northern portions of the 1st District)
Community Liaison Officer: Julie Gonzalez 935-7248
Crime Analysis Meetings: last Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the police academy, 6680 N. Teutonia Ave.

POLICE DISTRICT 5 (Southeastern portions of the 1st District)
Community Liaison Officer: Raymond Robakowski 935-7258
Crime Analysis Meetings: first Thursday of every month at District Five - 2920 N. 4th St. beginning at 5:30 p.m.

POLICE DISTRICT 7 (Southwestern portions of the 1st District)
Community Liaison Officer: Shellee Lubus 935-7278
Crime Analysis Meetings: third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Locations TBD monthly.