City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission
Press Release

Fire & Police Commission Response to Chief Flynn Retirement Announcement

Flynn will retire, effective February 16th, 2018.

By - Jan 8th, 2018 04:07 pm
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn

Upon hearing of the February 16th retirement of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Chief Edward A. Flynn, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) would like to first and foremost thank him for the ten years of service he has given to the city of Milwaukee.

Chief Flynn’s current term was due to continue through January of 2020, but we are confident in the committed & capable members of the MPD who remain. At our January 11, 2018 meeting we will discuss in closed session this news and plan for moving forward. After a process, the FPC will select an Acting Chief from within the department and will pay particular attention to those members that have an intricate familiarity with the department structure, possess a vision of a 21st century Milwaukee Police Department and have earned the confidence and trust of the department members and the community at large.

One of the fundamental reasons that the FPC was created in 1885 was to ensure that the essential Fire and Police services for the city would not be disrupted by political changes in city government. At that time state law made the FPC responsible for setting employment standards, testing candidates for positions in the Fire and Police Departments and appointing both chiefs. This wise and forward-analysis of the state of Wisconsin legislature has endured through the present date. We at the FPC wish to assure the Milwaukee community that we are committed to serving the community’s best interests as we begin the important task of selecting a successor.

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