Article: MPD chief of staff now moonlighting in Pittsburgh
Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 21, 2014
I was quite surprised when I was contacted by a reporter with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for an article (attached) about the hiring of Milwaukee Police Department Chief of Staff Joel Plant as a crime statistics consultant for the Pittsburgh Police Department. Mr. Plant makes more than $98,000 per year for the MPD, and the Pittsburgh consulting gig could net him more than $30,000.
Again, I must say I was quite surprised to learn about this, especially when you consider all of our police department’s “needs” and issues of late – not to mention our continuing challenges with deadly gun violence, crime and disorder. I sure hope Mr. Plant isn’t skirting any of his duties for the MPD, or using any MPD/city resources in his consulting endeavor.
The bottom line for me as an elected official and resident is that I want the top brass of the MPD 100% focused on solving Milwaukee’s crime and public safety problems 100% of the time – not 60 or 70% of the time.
How about we take care of our problems first, and let Pittsburgh hire someone else for their issues!
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