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WI Agency Ends Credit Checks for Recruits

The Madison, WI, Police and Fire Commission voted Monday to stop requiring credit checks of prospective police officers. The Commission said the measure was being taken in a step to increase diversity in the department.

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Milwaukee Using Electric Mustangs for Parking Patrol

Because the parking enforcement unit does a lot of stop-and-go work, the EVs will help reduce idle time.

WI Trooper Lends Assistance to Injured Eagle

He protected the eagle with his cruiser while he called the Wisconsin DNR for assistance and escorted the eagle to safety as it crossed the road and bedded down in tall grass.

New Sheriff Assumes Office in Milwaukee County

Denita Ball is the “acting” sheriff right now, but she is running unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election.

Couple “Swatted” 6 Times in 2 Years Over Tweet About Comedian

"Back in September of 2018, I tweeted I never personally found Norm MacDonald to be funny," Tomlinson said. After the tweet, strangers on the internet who opposed his opinions began to harass him.

2022 Innovative LE Leaders: Wisconsin Chief Stresses Outcome-Based Policing

In the Village of Palmyra, the director of public safety and his police officers practice kind, compassionate problem solving, while fighting crime.

Milwaukee Police Association Sues City Over Safety Concerns with Sig P320

The lawsuit claims the city should have known about four such discharges without a trigger pull on the issued sidearm and “failed to take steps to ensure the safety of the officers, and the general public.”

Coffee with a Cop: Simple Idea Creates “A Bridge to Communication”

"So, I grabbed a pot of coffee, and I walked around to tables and started pouring coffee. And what that did was completely changed the dynamics of the conversation."

WI Agency Asks Gun Owners to Send in Spent Casings for Theft Investigations

“The next time you're at the range, please collect two spent shell casings from your firearm,” says Sgt. Dan Knitter, of the Milwaukee Police Department. “Place the casings into an Operation Save-A-Casing envelope or other container and keep them in a safe place.”

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WI Police Use Drone to Locate Suspects Hiding in Movie Theater

“All five subjects were located hiding behind the theater screen in various locations. They were located using traditional search methods that police usually do and also technological methods as well, including the use of an interior drone by members of our SWAT team.”

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