Table of Contents
A Message from the Acting Chief of Police
Mission & Vision Statement
Traffic Safety Unit - Reckless Driving Prevention Tips
Winter Driving Tips
January - National Slavery & Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Milwaukee's Finest - Inspector Waldner
I am Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman. As I take this opportunity to introduce myself, first allow me to say how proud I am to represent the dedicated men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department as the Acting Police Chief. I joined the Milwaukee Police Department as an officer in 1996 and have had the honor to work my way through the ranks until December 23, 2020, when I was appointed as the Acting Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department. I do not take this new responsibility lightly.
As a lifelong resident of the City of Milwaukee and a public servant, my first priority is to address the impact of violent crime on this community. 2020 was a challenging year in regards to homicides, non-fatal shootings and fatal crashes, all in the context of a global pandemic. It is imperative to address the violent crime and reckless driving in our city. I pledge to work with community organizations, elected officials and law enforcement partners to combat the increase of crime we are experiencing.
One of the most important steps in addressing crime is community engagement. We need to work with the community proactively, rather than waiting for an invitation. We need to understand what community engagement means through meaningful dialogue with community stakeholders, city leaders, business owners, our neighbors, victims of crime and even suspects because at the end of the day, this information is what enables us to be efficient and effective as we serve and protect.
We must be accountable to ourselves and to each other. Members of the Milwaukee Police Department must be held accountable for their actions no matter their rank or status. As Acting Chief, I am held to the same standard as anyone who works for this organization. We all must adhere to our mission statement, our core values and our standard operating procedures in order to be trusted and legitimate in the eyes of the people we serve.
As your Acting Police Chief, my vision for this department is that every member of this organization will work humanely with each other and all members of our community to build sustainable neighborhoods, free of crime, which are built on positive relationships. Working together to establish our goals and fully understanding them will allow us to know how we can achieve success. This type of interaction, both internally and externally, is built on fairness, being genuine and operating with the utmost integrity, which, in turn, builds trust and openness. I embrace a culture that allows for courageous leaders to evolve on all levels and solidifies a team through truthful dialog while identifying paths to improvement.
In closing, please know I have faith that as a community we can work together to face head on the many challenges we expect in 2021, and we can combat the crime we are experiencing through accountability, fairness, positive open relationships and integrity. Milwaukeeans are a strong, diverse culture that is not afraid to have tough conversations, work hard and stand up for a safe and inclusive city where all can live, work and succeed. Together, we can have a safe and healthy 2021.
Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman
A safe and inclusive Milwaukee where all can live, work and raise a family protected by a police department with the highest level of integrity.
In collaboration with the community, we endeavor to reduce crime and disorder through intelligence-led and problem-oriented policing.
Picture Courtesy of - Photojournalist, Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Police Department District One Officers Mend Fences.
District One Officers went to The Home Depot to purchase gates for a Milwaukee resident who had her property damaged during a foot pursuit. The Home Depot stepped in and donated the gates. Officers assembled the gates and installed them for the resident.
Three Kings Day
District Two along with the Milwaukee Police Department-Office of Community Outreach & Education, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, NLLEO Milwaukee Chapter, Safe & Sound, and various organizations were able to provide 10 Milwaukee families with gifts, food, clothing in celebration of the Three Kings Day.
Dispose a Med
District Four partnered with Safe & Sound for a Drug Take Back Event at Growing Power. This provided a convenient and responsible way for the community to dispose of prescription drugs. Thanks Officer Janotta and Officer Placzek for providing citizens a safe environment to get rid of their unwanted/expired medications.
Shop with a Cop
Award for Exemplary and Dedicated Service to Protect the Community
Pastor Devern Suggs and First Lady Lois Suggs, of the Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, graciously honored Captain Feldmeier at Sunday Service for District Five's exemplary and dedicated service to protect the community. Captain Feldmeier humbly accepted the award on behalf of the hard working men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department, especially District Five.
The most populous district with over 114,000 people, District Six includes Mitchell International Airport and the Polonia neighborhood. Here, you’ll find two-story wood-frame homes, classic bungalows, corner taverns and many remnants of Milwaukee’s past.
Special thanks to Historic Hwy 41 aka South 27th Street for the amazing updates to our bus shelters.
Community Member Gives the Gift of Kindness
District 7 Officers joined the Milwaukee Police Department Office of Community Outreach & Education, the Cops for Kids Foundation and the Milwaukee Admirals at Red Arrow Park Ice Skating Rink on North Water Street on Jan 30, 2021.
To reduce the amount of reckless driving, speeding and vehicular crashes from occurring in the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Police Department has a created a new unit called the Traffic Safety Unit (TSU).
TSU is committed to a community partnership with the goal of creating a safer Milwaukee through the “Three E’s” by enforcing traffic laws (Enforcement), educating and partnering with the community in solving traffic problems (Education), and recommending traffic-engineering changes (Engineering).
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.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Every year since 2010, the President has dedicated the month to raising awareness about the different forms of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, and educating people about this crime and how to spot it. In January, the Department of State raises awareness of human trafficking domestically and abroad through U.S. embassies and consulates. We also celebrate the efforts of anti-trafficking organizations, communities of faith, state and local law enforcement, survivor advocates, businesses, and private citizens all around the world to promote this important cause. Everyone can play a part in ending human trafficking.
Inspector Nicole Waldner
Inspector Waldner became a Milwaukee Police Officer in 1996. In 2001, Inspector Waldner was promoted to Detective and was assigned to the Narcotics Division where she investigated multiple high profile investigations. In 2009, Inspector Waldner was promoted to Lieutenant and worked in Homicide Division, the Internal Affairs Division, and the Police Academy. She was promoted to the rank of Captain in August 2015 and was the commander of the Milwaukee Police Academy. Inspector Waldner oversees various trainings for more than 1,800 sworn police personnel, along with the department’s civilian personnel. Inspector Waldner was also responsible for training approximately 200 recruit officers yearly. In May 2020, Inspector Waldner was assigned to the HIDTA. In August 2020, Inspector Waldner was promoted to Inspector and was assigned to the Administration Bureau.
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