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SEPTEMBER 1, 2015: Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment:

A team of assessors from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) will arrive on Monday, September 28 to examine all aspects of the Milwaukee Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation, and support service.  As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m.  The session will be conducted in Room 301B of Milwaukee City Hall—200 E. Wells Street.  More information can be found below.  

If an individual cannot attend the public information session, but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone.  The public may call 414-935-3955 on September 30 between the hours of 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to three minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with WILEAG’s standards.  A copy of the standards is available online at www.city.milwaukee.gov/police under the “About MPD” tab.  The Department contact for further information is Sergeant Rebecca Babich at 414-935-3835.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Milwaukee Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to WILEAG, PO Box 270693, Milwaukee, WI 53227 or e-mail wileag@sbcglobal.net.

The Milwaukee Police Department is required to comply with 235 standards in order to gain accredited status.  Deputy Inspector Paul Felician, Accreditation Manager for the Milwaukee Police said, “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written material, interview individuals, and visit offices and places where compliance can be witnessed.”

“Once the WILEAG Board’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Board, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status,” Risk Management Inspector Carianne Yerkes said.

Accreditation status is granted for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, please write to WILEAG at PO Box 270693, Milwaukee, WI 53227 or by Email at wileag@sbcglobal.net.

 

Thanks to our partners at LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corportation) and LISC Milwaukee for producing this video and highlighting the important partnerships Milwaukee Police have with different community organizations throughout the city. MPD and three community-based partners received MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards in 2014. This is the first time ever that a single city has won three awards in the same year. We look forward to continuing our work with United Methodist Children's Services of Wisconsin, the Holton Youth & Family Center, and Riverworks Development Corporation.  

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