April 2005

Madison – The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA), the state’s leading law enforcement association, will hold its 73rd Annual Convention at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on May 14-16, 2005.

WPPA’s Annual Convention attracts members from around the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, who gather each year to adopt resolutions on state legislation, discuss the legal rights of law enforcement officers, and hear from prominent speakers on law enforcement issues.

The theme of Convention 2005 is “Building Your Support Network,” and the keynote speaker will be Robert E. West at the Opening Session on Saturday, May 14. The strength of any organization is its members and the collective power … Continue reading

Attorney General’s Report: Wisconsin Meth Initiative And Drug Endangered Child Programs

By Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager

            Wisconsin law enforcement officials know better than most citizens the costs and increasing dangers of the growing methamphetamine problem. I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the state and meet with many of you to discuss how to better serve you as we fight this problem together.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Methamphetamine Initiative is one of our most important tools in this effort. It is funded by a federal grant provided to combat the growing problem of methamphetamine and clandestine laboratories (or meth labs) in Wisconsin.

The Initiative is home to our Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) task force, made up of approximately 100 clandestine laboratory-certified city, county and state law … Continue reading