Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
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The time is now to make Jeffrey Norman permanent chief

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 3, 2021

By - Jun 3rd, 2021 11:50 am

Yesterday it was reported that Milwaukee’s Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman is a candidate for the police chief position in neighboring Wauwatosa. Upon hearing this news I could only think, it would be tragic and a mistake for our city to lose such a talented and dedicated individual to a municipality that is literally across the street.

Acting Chief Norman’s resume speaks for itself. He’s a Milwaukee native, has a nearly 20 year background in law, and has 25 years of experience in law enforcement in a variety of capacities. On top of all of this, he is well respected by the community, his fellow officers, as well as members of both the Common Council and the Fire and Police Commission.

This decision seems like an easy one – Jeffrey Norman should become permanent chief.

I’m calling on the City Attorney and the FPC to sort out this situation in a timely manner so that we can have stability and certainty in the leadership of the Milwaukee Police Department and not lose Jeffrey Norman who represents our best chance at those things.

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