MOST WANTED

Do you know any of these people? The photos you see here represent the biggest threats to the safety of our community. Check the photo display to find more information about these criminals.

 

MPD HEROES

Every day, officers of the Milwaukee Police Department are performing selfless, heroic acts. Read about them here.

MPD HEROES

Every day, the men and women of the MPD go into the community and share the risks that those living in the most challenged neighborhoods do. These men and women paid the ultimate price for that service. It is a debt we can never repay, and we shall never forget.

 

serve + protect

The MPD does more than just keep the streets safe. We are actively involved in the communities and neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee. See the different ways we are making an impact below.

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ABOUT MPD

To understand more about the Milwaukee Police Department, roll over to read about our Vision and our Mission.

Since their humble beginnings in 1855, the dedicated officers of the Milwaukee Police Department have made it their mission to protect the citizens of our great community. Here are a few milestones in the force’s history.

1855 

First police chief appointed: Chief William Beck.

1910 

First motorcycle introduced to patrol fleet.

1924 

First African-American officer appointed to the MPD, Judson W. Minor.

1929 

The original Milwaukee Police Horse Patrol begins.

1957 

"Frogmen" dive team established.

1967 

The Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) is formed. It is believed to be the oldest full-time SWAT team in America.

1975 

Ada Wright becomes the first female MPD officer.

1990 

The Milwaukee Police Department Canine Unit formed.

1996 

Arthur Jones becomes the first African-American chief.

2003 

Nan Hegerty becomes the first female police chief for the city.

2005 

MIRT (Major Incident Response Team) becomes operational.

2008 

Edward A. Flynn is sworn in as Milwaukee police chief.

2008 

Neighborhood Task Force established.

2012 

Edward Flynn – first police chief to be appointed for a second term.

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A Milwaukee where all can live safely and without fear, protected by a police department with the highest ethical and professional standards.

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.

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