The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) invites our community to read  the newsletter as an effort to increase transparency, accountability, and connect with the community, The Guardians is available for the public to read quarterly.

The Guardians is an interactive online newsletter that features crime statistics, exclusive stories and will highlight some of the great work done by the members of our agency, as well as the members of our community. This newsletter contains new and exclusive community stories along with information previously released by MPD’s Public Relations Office. 

The purpose of The Guardians is to highlight information that has impacted our city and to share it with our residents so that everyone can stay informed.

A Message from the Acting Chief of Police

Our Core Values

Milwaukee's Finest

Community Transparency

The Milwaukee Police Department values transparency therefore, we provide an interactive database to enable the public to access crime statistics for the City of Milwaukee. Below is a link to the current crime statistics. No matter what area of the city we serve, we guard and protect each community equally. We’re not waiting for change to happen. We are engaged in the community and active in every single Milwaukee neighborhood.

TSU - High Visibility Enforcement (HVE)

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The Milwaukee Police Department Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) utilizes High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) as a universal traffic safety approach designed to create deterrence and change unlawful traffic behaviors when it comes to Reckless Driving. HVE combines highly visible and proactive law enforcement targeting. TSU efforts will be a combined approach with visibility elements and a publicity strategy to educate the public and promote voluntary compliance with traffic laws.

MPD Partners with Hyundai and Kia to address Auto Thefts

 “Kia is supporting the Milwaukee Police Department in combatting the rise in thefts of vehicles that are not fitted with an engine immobilizer. To provide increased deterrence, Kia is supplying the city with steering locks to distribute to owners of Kia vehicles that do not feature an immobilizer through the end of 2021. These vehicles come with a traditional key and are started by turning the key in the lock. Further to this, all Kia models from 2022 model year will be fitted as standard with an engine immobilizer. Kia customers with questions should contact the Kia helpline at (800) 333-4542,” said Kia. 

 “Hyundai is concerned with the rise in local auto thefts of our vehicles. We are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department to support its distribution of anti-theft steering wheel locks to owners of certain Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai customers that have any questions can contact the Hyundai Consumer Assistance Center at (800) 633-5151,” said Hyundai. 


My Post-7
Milwaukee Police Department is happy to say no one was injured in this collision! Julie wrote in with gratitude and kind words.
Thank you to Ofc. Kowalik and Ofc. Cabral for your empathy and professionalism and for continuing to serve and protect the Milwaukee community. Milwaukee's finest helping to keep Milwaukee Safe!
I was in a car accident Friday afternoon. I just want to send a thank you to P.O. Kowalik. It was my first car accident I was in. He kept me calm and reassured while I forgot how to properly breathe. He also never complained once that I kept having him repeat things he had told me to make sure I understood what he was saying in my panicked state. He even managed to get me to laugh at moments to distract me from what was going on. Thankfully there were no injuries in the accident, of which left both P.O. Kowalik and his partner P.O. Cabral confused as to how it all happened. In an often tragically underappreciated profession, P.O. Kowalik is a prime example of the kindness and helpfulness there is in this world. Being an officer is far from easy, and I have so much respect for their strength and bravery. I will never be able to repay him and giving my thanks doesn’t seem like enough. Giving thanks to any officer will never seem to be enough. They deserve so much more than what they are given. I would be very appreciative if my message would be passed on. Thank you and stay safe. 🖤💙🖤 - Julie

Hello, a great officer supported my kids selling goodies and lemonade yesterday. They where very excited that an officer stopped by. It made them so happy.

Thank you - Alexandria