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Neighborhood Clean-Ups

Get to know your neighbors and improve the look of your neighborhood by organizing a clean-up!


1. Select a Clean-Up Time and Date

Weekends are a good time for a clean-up, as most of your neighbors will be available. Always schedule at least four weeks in advance with a rain date.

2. Identify Clean-Up Site

It is helpful to create a map, outlining the streets and locations to be cleaned. Tools and Supplies. Tools you need depend on what you plan to clean up. Hoes, rakes and/or shovels may be needed. Try to anticipate your needs before the day of the clean-up. You will definitely need heavy-duty trash bags and work gloves. These can be obtained from:
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful - open from 8AM–4PM
1313 W Mt Vernon Ave
(414) 272-5462

3. Local Business Assistance

Ask your neighborhood supermarket or other businesses to donated items. Most businesses have trash bags and will gladly donate some.

4. Organize Volunteers

Call or visit neighbors and ask them to participate in the clean-up.

5. Plan for Refreshments

Have water and other refreshments available for the volunteers. Businesses in the area are sometimes willing to donate.

6. Community Organization Assistance

Ask Crime Watch or other community organizations in the area to round up volunteers, if you need additional help.

7. Celebrate your Success!

Organize a neighborhood party to celebrate your successful clean-up! Feel free to invite local politicians and other community leaders. Publicity is a wonderful way to show neighboring areas that clean-ups are easy and a great way to show pride.

Photo of MPD officer and neighbors during a neighborhood cleanup event

Contact Us - MPD District 7

Captain Boris Turcinovic

3626 W. Fond Du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Emergency - 911

(La Linea que no es de Emergencia es)

District Seven 414 935-7272

Proactive Policing Team 414 935-7278 or

Captain's Office 414 935-7270

Lieutenant's Office 414 935-7271

  • Day Shift- 8 am to 4 pm
  • Early Shift- 4 pm to 12 am
  • Late Shift - 12 am to 8 am

Sergeant's Office 414 935-7277

Community Liaison Office 414 935-7314 or 414 935-7772

  • Police Officer Bowie Buchner 

Community Prosecution Unit

Safe and Sound Coordinator

Auxiliary/Explorer Coordinator 414 935-7272

  • Police Officer Monte Krik

Domestic Violence Advocate

Assistant District Attorney

Meet your Community Liaison Officer

Don't know who else to contact?  Your Community Liaison Officer may be able to help you help yourself.  Your Community Liaison Officer can help you start a Block Watch program, or deal with a long standing nuisance issue in your neighborhood.