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2016 Use of Force Report

The FPC has released our annual Use of Force Report for 2016. This report is authored by Dr. Steven Brandl of the UW-Milwaukee Department of Criminal Justice and provides a systemic, in-depth analysis of force used by the Milwaukee Police Department during 2016 and provides information to monitor changes in patterns, trends, and frequency of incidents over time.

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A Strategic Analysis of Crime in the City - 2016

Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn recently presented to the Fire and Police Commission an overview of crime, achievements, and community/problem oriented policing for the year 2016. We invite you to view or download a copy of the presentation.

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Citizen Complaint Reports

The FPC has released a new research report on citizen complaints against Fire and Police personnel during the year 2015. Follow the link to read or download the report.

Filing a Complaint

The FPC has updated the process through which complaints may be submitted against Milwaukee Fire and Police Personnel. Complaints may now be submitted online, and we also have complaint forms available in Spanish and Hmong. Click on "Filing a Complaint" above to access the new documents.


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911 Community Education Session: April 26th

Not sure if you should call 911?

Because most people face emergency situations only rarely and lack firsthand experience with 911, they may be uncertain of the processes, policies and procedures that comprise the 911 emergency system. This educational meeting is designed to help you learn more about the 911 system.

What happens when you call 911?

911 call centers follow protocols that guide callers through a sequence of questions to quickly obtain the necessary information for dispatching the appropriate personnel to the correct location. Operators may also provide instructions about what to do until help arrives. Even though protocols are designed to help Operators reassure callers and calm the situation, the experience can be stress-ful for a 911 caller who is not accustomed to dealing with emergencies.

When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker's questions!

If you do not know what to do, come and learn!

  • Date : April 26, 2017
  • Time : 5:30 PM
  • Location : Sherman Park (St. Joseph Hospital) 5000 W Chambers St, Milwaukee, WI 53210
  • Questions: Call Paulina at 286-3336 or Patricia at 286-5626

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.


Officer-Involved Death Investigations: Frequently Asked Questions

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. 


Work in Milwaukee for the Protective Services

The Fire and Police Commission (FPC) anticipates hiring police officers in 2017, in addition to Police Aides and Fire Cadets.  Consistent with the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's latest research report on diversity in law enforcement, the FPC is actively working on recruiting, hiring, and retention strategies that promote diversity and remove real and perceived barriers to successful and fulfilling careers in the protective service.  Please email the FPC with any questions.


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.


2015 Use of Force Report

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



MPD Body Worn Cameras FAQ

The Milwaukee Police Department is in the process of outfitting it's patrol officers and patrol sergeants with body worn video cameras.  Answers to some frequently asked questions have been provided here by the FPC to give the public insight into the process.




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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 706A
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(24-hour message line)
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
(except holidays and furlough days)

Executive Director MaryNell Regan  

Executive Director

MaryNell Regan


Phone: 414-286-5000
Fax: 414-286-5050

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