Throughout the week, police officials, judges and prosecutors from Montenegro have been meeting with the Milwaukee Police Department. This is their third visit to MPD. The Montenegrins are here to study and learn about democratic policing principles, police administration, allocation of resources, and practices of the courts and prosecutors. The country’s ultimate goals are membership in NATO and the European Union: they are seeking technical assistance from the United States government and local agencies like the Milwaukee Police Department.
The Montenegrin delegation is observing MPD’s daily operations on this visit, which is being facilitated by the US State Department. They visited the Milwaukee Police Academy, toured district stations, and participated in ride alongs.
The Montenegrin Police force joins the list of other agencies that have come to Milwaukee to learn about MPD and potentially adopt some of our practices into their own departments. Police from Egypt, Norway, Panama, Iraq, Las Vegas, Austin, New York City, and Miami-Dade, and many others have visited MPD to study a variety of topics and observe MPD in action.
To show their gratitude for their visit, the Montenegrin delegation presented a certificate of appreciation to the Milwaukee Police Department and the City of Milwaukee on November 3.