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Are you interested doing fulfilling work, earning a great income with benefits, and being a guardian of your community?  Hear from current police officers about why they joined the Milwaukee Police Department:  

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Citizen Complaint Data

The Fire and Police Commission (FPC) has released a dataset summarizing the citizen complaints received by the FPC in 2018.  In addition to the citizen complaint summaries already contained in FPC Annual Reports and Citizen Complaint Reports, the FPC will also maintain this online dataset on the City of Milwaukee’s Open Data Portal detailing the complaints received by our office.  This data will be updated quarterly. 

FPC Releases 2017 Annual Report

The Fire and Police Commission is pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report.  The report provides a thorough overview of the work of the FPC during 2017 and includes:

  • a brief history of the commission,
  • a summary of the commission structure,
  • an introduction to the commissioners and staff,
  • an overview of notable events and community relations efforts,
  • an overview of research reports,
  • an accounting of policies reviewed,
  • information on the citizen complaint process,
  • a detail of departmental disciplines imposed and discipline appeals heard,
  • information on recruiting campaigns,
  • a presentation of testing, hiring and promotion data, and
  • a detailed demographic profile of the police and fire departments.

FPC Releases 2017 Use of Force Report

Steven G. Brandl, Ph.D. of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Department of Criminal Justice has completed his analysis of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) uses of force for the year 2017.  This report is the latest report in a systematic examination of the MPD use of force that has been ongoing since 2009. 

FPC Releases 2017 Vehicle Pursuit Report

The FPC has released the 2017 Vehicle Pursuit Report, detailing information related to vehicle pursuits engaged in by the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD).  The goal is to provide the public with an objective measure of the frequency and circumstance of vehicle pursuits engaged in by MPD officers.  This report is intended as a factual, informational, and unbiased tool for the public and policy makers to reference when examining this important topic.

FPC launches Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative (MKECR) Community Feedback Portal

As part of the recently announced Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative (MKECR), the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) is pleased to announce a new web portal to offer the residents of the City of Milwaukee an opportunity to read, review, learn about and comment on the findings and recommendations contained in the draft US Department of Justice (US DOJ) Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) assessment report. Please read our press release for more information. 

The web address of the portal is:


2017 Police Satisfaction Survey Released

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 City of Milwaukee Police Satisfaction Survey Findings Report. The survey was conducted and the report was authored by the Strategic Research Institute of St. Norbert College in partnership with Dr. Joseph Cera of Neighborhood Analytics, LLC. The work is a replication of a survey conducted by Dr. Cera in 2014 with the addition of 4 questions related to the 911 system. An overview of the report was presented to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 1st.  


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200 E. Wells Street
Room 706A
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
(except holidays and furlough days)

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La Keisha W. Butler, Executive Director
Phone: 414-286-5000
Fax: 414-286-5050

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