Milwaukee Police Department
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MPD and Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office Announce the Addition of a Community Prosecutor to Police District Six

 

By - Jan 13th, 2023 04:33 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – Today, Friday, January 13, 2023, Chief Jeffrey Norman and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced the addition of a Milwaukee County District Attorney Prosecutor that will housed directly in Milwaukee Police District Six as part of the Community Partnership Unit (CPU).

Community Partnership Units exist in all MPD districts and is based on the idea that government agencies, community-based organizations, private businesses, and residents work collaboratively together to solve problems and make safer neighborhoods.

District Six did not have its own prosecutor for many years. After discussions with several Business Improvement Districts, other community partners and the District Attorney’s Office it was determined to partner together in a fundraising effort to bring a position back to District Six.

The South 27th Street Business Improvement District (BID), the Gateway to Milwaukee Business Improvement District (BID), and the Crisol Corridor Business Improvement District (BID), began fundraising in June 2022 and by December 2022, raised $100,000 for the position.

Fortunately, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office was able to secure funding for the prosecutor. The funds the BIDs raised will be repurposed to support safety initiatives and programs managed by a joint committee inclusive of those who donated to the effort.

The addition of a prosecutor at District Six will better assist the police department and the community in addressing repeat offenders, chronic problems, and nuisance issues that had a negative effect on the quality of life for those who live and work in the city and the district.

The Milwaukee Police Department appreciates the continued public and private partnerships we have, including with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. We thank everyone that was a part of this great effort and look forward to the future successes of these partnerships.

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