01/03/2017, 02:44 PM

The 2016 City budget included a provision requiring that MPD and the City Finance Department jointly prepare a report on MPD staffing.  This is not the first time that the City has engaged in a review of MPD staffing.  In 1993, 1997 and 2003 staffing committees – consisting of MPD command staff, alders and labor representatives – were formed to review MPD staffing.  Each of those committees created a report, with a series of recommendations about future police staffing levels.&nb ...

12/21/2016, 03:25 PM

In light of recent national scrutiny of police practices, community members in some cities have questioned the type, quality, and emphasis of training provided to their local agencies.  Citizens have questioned whether their local department embraces community interests.  We agree that citizens have a right to know about the curriculum that is taught to our newest officers.  Each year, this curriculum is assessed for current trends, legal updates and best practices.  On ...

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