03/23/2017, 11:44 AM

During a recent week of viewing briefing notes, I had to pause to consider the modern-era challenges confronting our MPD officers.  On a regular basis, my officers are investigating child sexual assaults, substantial crimes against persons, and “shots fired” incidents; responding to overdoses; attempting to locate individuals with dementia who go missing; “pinging” cell phones for missing and endangered persons believed to be suicidal; or searching for runaways believed to be involved in h ...

03/01/2017, 01:27 PM

Recently, one of our officers shared an email with me that was directed to members of the Homeless Services Consortium, a group comprised of volunteers, formerly homeless, some not-for-profits, and some alders.  The forwarded email referenced the recently passed traffic safety ordinance ("Entering or Staying Upon Highways Prohibited).  The author of the email suggested that MPD had not heard from or considered the perspective of homeless advocates while this ordinance has been working ...

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