A Commendation may be filed whenever a community member wants to praise or compliment an employee of the MFD or MPD. Just as we recognize that conflicts between citizens and department employees can arise, we also acknowledge that there are occasions when our employees go above and beyond the call of duty. Although our employees do not expect to be thanked for everything they do, like everyone else they appreciate being recognized for exceptional service. The FPC gladly accepts these commendations and forwards them to the chief of the department and the employee. A copy of the commendation will be placed in the employee's personnel file.
A commendation may be filed by:
Mail completed commendation forms to:
Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission
City Hall, Room 705
200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee WI 53202
Police Officer Stiles was commended by a resident for being committed to assisting the resident’s neighbor with resources for severe mental health issues this neighbor was experiencing. The resident stated that Officer Stiles remained committed and worked tirelessly to assist this individual with resources.
Officer Stiles is both a member and instructor for a number of MPD outreach teams including the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT). Officer Stiles is also a founding member of the Crisis Assessment Response Team (CART) and a current member of the Milwaukee Elder abuse interdisciplinary team.
Thank you Officer Stiles for your commitment and dedication to the citizens of Milwaukee!
Police Officer Lofland was commended by an out of state visitor whose car broke down. While patrolling Officer Lofland noticed the disabled vehicle and positioned his squad behind it to warn other motorists and prevent a collision.
The visitor was very thankful for the assistance of Officer Lofland and doubly appreciative when Officer Lofland gave her a ride home in his squad. The tow operator was unable to provide the out of state visitor with a courtesy ride due to her disability.
Thank you Officer Lofland for your commitment and dedication to the residents of Milwaukee and beyond!
Police Officer Roembke was commended by a resident after the resident witnessed how he cared for a child. A lost child was dropped off at Milwaukee Police Department District 5, the child was barefoot when he was dropped off. P.O. Roembke took it upon himself to carry the child around in the district rather than have the child walk barefoot while family members were identified. The resident described this as a “kind gesture” by Officer Roembke. Thank you for your dedication to the citizens of Milwaukee P.O. Roembke!
Sergeant Gregory Byers was commended by a resident for his professionalism, compassion, and humanity. On a specific occasion, the resident went to Milwaukee Police Department District 3 to learn more about the complaint process. The resident states that this sergeant was very helpful and walked her through the process. The resident states that despite the negative interaction with another department member she was very thankful for how Sergeant Byers handled himself. The resident shared that she “hopes that the department was full of leadership and professionalism such as that of Sgt. Gregory Byers”. Thank you Sergeant Byers for your dedication to the residents of Milwaukee.