Camp HERO: July 9th - 14th
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is currently recruiting a diverse group of high-school girls for the Second Annual Camp HERO Milwaukee – a summer camp this July 9th - 14th!
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin and MATC partnered to bring CampHERO to Milwaukee. Camp HERO is a camp for high-school girls to provide hands on experience with careers that are considered "a man's job” including Firefighter, Police Officer and EMT. It is a week-long camp that is jam packed with activities such as foot pursuit, repelling from a 3 story tower and CPR certification training. Not only will the girls have hands-on training on protective service careers, but they are exposed to life as a camper as they explore and sleep at Girls Scouts camp, Camp Alice Chester in East Troy.
Last summer, 20 high-school girls participated in the camp and 3 of them (current seniors) are now pursuing careers in the protective services as a Fire Cadet or Police Aide!
If you know someone who may be interested in this opportunity, please have them contact Kischa Buford directly at 414-286-5135 or email@example.com , or they may complete the application online. Thirty girls will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until we reach our maxiumum for the camp.
Please do not be alarmed by the pricing - FULL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!!!
Click here for the TJM4 news story on CampHERO 2016
Listening Session: December 19th
The Fire and Police Commission will be participating in a public listening session on December 19th from 6-8 pm at City Hall (200 E Wells St.). Also on the panel will be Fred Royal, president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, and representatives from the League of Martin. The discussion will be moderated by Jermaine Reed of the Rise & Shine Morning Show on 860AM.
Fire and Police Commissioners Attend Problem Solving Policing Discussion
The Community Coalition for Quality Policing will host a discussion on Problem Solving Policing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), 2701 S. Chase Avenue, at 3:00 p.m.
Members of the City of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will attend this meeting. A majority of the members may be present and constitute a quorum, but no business of the Commission shall be conducted during the aforementioned forum.
This document provides answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the investigatory process that occurs whenever there is an officer-involved death involving a Milwaukee Police Department member.
Update Regarding Residency
On July 26, 2016 the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee adopted legislation that imposes a residency requirement on law enforcement, fire, and designated emergency personnel to reside within 15 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the City. This charter ordinance, adopted pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0502 (4)(b), applies to all sworn members of the departments and provides that the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) designate “emergency personnel.” This legislation will become effective October 11, 2016.
The FPC recently updated its rules to be in compliance with the charter ordinance. The following positions have been designated as emergency personnel: Police Information Systems Director, Emergency Communications Manager, Communications Systems Manager, and Police Facilities Manager; and Fire Technical Services Manager, Fire Dispatch Manager, Fire Equipment Repairs Manager, and Fire Equipment Repairs Supervisor. The positions of Police Aide and Fire Cadet are also designated as emergency personnel.
All employees hired into a position subject to this residency requirement, any incumbent sworn employee, or any civilian who at any time has his/her position designated as subject to this residency requirement, shall be granted a period of time not to exceed six months from the date of hire or the date upon which the designation becomes effective to become compliant with the requirement. Consistent with Sections 5.02-5 and 5.02-6 of the Charter, eligible employees may pursue extensions and hardship exceptions with the FPC.
Additionally, a searchable map has been developed by the FPC and the City’s Information Technology Management Division depicting the 15 mile boundary.
This annual report is authored by Steven G. Brandl, PhD, professor in the department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. It provides an overview of the incidents in which force was used by officers of the Milwaukee Police Department in the year 2015 and makes statistical comparisons to prior years. The report was presented to the commission at the April 21, 2015 meeting. The Fire and Police Commission welcomes comments and questions from the public, please submit your comments and questions here