Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative

Community Feedback Portal

For the Milwaukee Police Department and Fire and Police Commission

In January to October of 2016 the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) performed an assessment of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC). This was in response to a request by MPD Chief Flynn for the department to participate in the US DOJ Collaborative Reform Initiative in order to provide an avenue to strengthen and build the mutual trust between the MPD and the communities they serve. While due to decisions made in the US DOJ no final assessment report is likely to ever be produced from this process, a draft version of the report was made public.

This web portal is intended to be a vehicle for the Milwaukee community to discuss these recommendations and propose solutions to the issues they address.

Our Goal: Strengthen and build the mutual trust between the MPD and the communities they serve

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Online Comments

This website organizes the draft report findings and recommendations and allows users to provide comments and feedback for each one. User input on this web portal will help shape priorities and solutions as the process continues. We encourage you to browse the content and post your thoughts.

Recent Comments

Recommendation 17 MPD should develop a policy and checklist for use of force and deadly force investigations that outline best practices fo the investigation and mandate all investigators attempt to gather a complete picture of available information in a consistent manner.

Feb. 11 

I strongly urge the department to make a commitment to transparency when officers are involved in shootings and major incidents to provide the community with timely information about the officer, his or her name and disciplinary records

Recommendation 25 MPD should require audio or video recordings of involved and witnessing officers to improve the quality and transparency of the investigation. 

Jan. 27 

given the 'shall record' direction for BWC - why would we not have mandatory recorded interviews post-incident? Officers can give a ' I decline to describe the incident, pending a discussion with my attorney' - but then why would any post-incident written report made by the same officer be believed?

Community Meetings

There will be a series of meetings throughout Milwaukee where community groups and citizens will discuss the draft findings, recommendations, the online comments, and work towards developing priorities and solutions to the issues addressed. We encourage you to attend a meeting and get involved in the discussion. Visit our Meetings page for the summary reports from each meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Hmong American Women’s Association
Thursday March 22
5:00 pm
HAWA Offices
3727 W. National Avenue

Milwaukee County Office of African American Affairs
Topic: Community Oriented Policing Practices
Tuesday March 20
4:45 pm
Washington Park Senior Center
4420 W. Vliet Street

Metcalfe Park Community Bridges and the Dominican Centers
Saturday March 24
12:00 pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W. Center Street

Safe and Sound
Topic: All 5 Chapters
Monday March 26
5:30 pm
Washington Park Senior Center
4420 W. Vliet Street


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