Milwaukee Police Department

Office of Community Outreach & Education

Mission Statement

In partnership with the community, we will create and maintain neighborhoods capable of sustaining civic life. We commit to reducing the levels of crime, fear, and disorder through community based, problem-oriented, and data-driven policing.

Police Auxiliaries

Police Auxiliaries are a volunteer group created to augment the regular police force in times of emergency and to serve as approved by the Chief of Police. Upon acceptance to the program new auxiliaries will receive training multiple areas such as, crowd control, self defense, state laws, traffic control, city ordinances, first aid, etc. After completing the initial training, new auxiliaries may be assigned to assist with traffic control at special events, assist with providing security at a neighborhood festival, or working with a District Community Liaison Officer organizing block watch meetings.


Be a US Citizen
Be at least 18 years of age
Be free of any felony convictions
Be of good moral character
Be free of an unfavorable police record
Be willing to serve a minimum of 40 hours per year
Be willing to attend monthly meetings

Police Explorers Scouts

The Explorers are a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, and as such, are coordinated in part with B.S.A. as a coeducational unit. The Explorers are doing exactly what their name states, “Exploring” a career in law enforcement. The program is a community based program which reaches out to youth in all parts of the City of Milwaukee. The Explorer program helps build understanding, provides role models, and helps to develop young people interested in law enforcement careers through training and hands on programs.


Be at least 14 years of age
Be free of any felony crime conviction
Be of good moral character
Be willing to attend monthly meetings & activities

Citizens Academy

The Milwaukee Police Citizen Academy is a five-week program designed to provide citizens with a working knowledge of the Milwaukee Police Department. It consists of a series of classes held once a week for three hours. The instruction will include classroom academics and practical applications in law, police procedure, defense and arrest tactics, firearms training, and state of art technology used to combat crime. Tours of various police facilities and demonstrations of equipment will also be conducted. Attendees may participate in a ride-along with officers.

This program will provide citizens an opportunity to ask questions about police services and to express their concerns about quality of life issues. Upon conclusion, citizens completing 80% of the course will participate in a graduation ceremony.

Catch Auto Thieves (CAT)

Auto theft is a growing national epidemic that is a potentially dangerous crime that often facilitates additional criminal activity. The CAT program, in which car owners sign a consent form that allows police to stop the vehicle without cause if it is being operated between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M., allows police to stop a vehicle and catch auto thieves quickly, before the owner even has a chance to report the vehicle stole.

Robbery Prevention/Deterrence Training

Section 68-4.3 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances states “Owners and employees of convenience food stores shall be required to complete a training course in robbery prevention approved of or provided by the police department within 120 days of ownership or employment.”
The Community Services Section offers several training courses on Convenience Store Robbery Prevention/Deterrence at the Safety Academy each year.

Spanish Translation Services

The Community Services Sections offers Spanish Translation Services for any Milwaukee Police Department form or pamphlet in order to provide crime prevention services to the Spanish-speaking citizens of Milwaukee.

Contact Info

For More Information call (414) 935- 7905

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