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.
Table of Contents
District Information and Updates
A Message from the Acting Chief of Police
Our Mission and Values
Our Core Values
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)
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.
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