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Mayor Barrett Encourages Young Adults to Apply to MPD Ambassador Program

Program seeks to introduce youth to careers in public safety and strengthen MPD community involvement

By - Mar 26th, 2019 02:18 pm

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Police Department is looking for a select group of city residents between the ages of 18 and 25 to partake in the Milwaukee Police Ambassador Program. In its fifth year of implementation, the Police Ambassador program serves as a six-month paid work experience program for young adults interested in pursuing a meaningful career in public safety or criminal justice.

The Milwaukee Police Department’s Police Ambassador Program was created by Mayor Tom Barrett and provides training and shadowing with experienced members of the Police Department. Mentors provide guidance and support for the duration of the program to help Ambassadors achieve their professional goals while also building relationships with other members of the Department.

Since its inception, the Milwaukee Police Ambassador program has graduated nearly 70 participants.  Some are already in law enforcement careers with the Milwaukee County House of Correction and Milwaukee County Sherriff’s Office. Numerous Ambassador alumni currently serve the City of Milwaukee as Parking Enforcement Officers, Community Service Officers, and 911 operators while they work toward their career in law enforcement. The Police Ambassador Program is part of Compete Milwaukee’s workforce development efforts.

This year, the program seeks to bring on 20 participants who will be paid $11.03 an hour. Candidates will be expected to serve the duration of their placement from June to December.

Interested candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • Ages 18-25
  • High School Diploma, GED, or HSED
  • Interest in Public Safety and/or Law Enforcement
  • Interested in Community Service and Engagement
  • Ability to work 24 hours per week

Interested candidates must attend one of the following sessions:

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Employ Milwaukee, 2342 N. 27th St. (Rm. 320)

For more information visit city.milwaukee.gov/MPDambassadors or contact Kam Anderson at Kmande@milwaukee.gov or 414-935-7927.

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