The Officers in River Falls Unanimously Elect to Leave LAW for the WPPA

The WPPA is proud to announce that the River Falls police officers have voted unanimously to leave the Labor Association of Wisconsin (LAW) and join the ranks of the WPPA. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission announced the results of this election earlier today.

In 2009, the WPPA was the only labor organization in Wisconsin that grew its membership and had a winning interest arbitration record. In fact, with respect to law enforcement arbitrations, the WPPA was undefeated. The results of the River Falls election are further proof that the WPPA continues to grow because people recognize that we provide superior services.

The WPPA welcomes the River Falls officers and is eager to begin providing them with the representation they deserve.

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2010 Political Endorsements


On October 11, the WPPA announced its remaining endorsements for the upcoming state legislative elections.  These endorsements are determined by the WPPA’s board of directors, all of whom are active members, and include membership input, the results of its cumulative legislative report cards, as well as the candidates’ responses to its questionnaire.  The WPPA has a proud record of supporting candidates on a bipartisan basis who can demonstrate a commitment to addressing the fiscal challenges confronting this state while protecting the services that Wisconsinites hold most dear.

As Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group, the WPPA represents more than 11,000 members from nearly 400 local associations statewide.  With over 70 years of service to law … Continue reading

The WPPA Launches TV Ad and Billboard Campaign to Support Jim Sullivan

MADISON – The political action committee for the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) announced on October 4 that it is running a television ad supporting incumbent Senator Jim Sullivan in his reelection bid for the state senate. Representing the vast majority of law enforcement officers working in Wisconsin’s towns, villages, cities and counties, the WPPA hopes that the ad will shed light on the senator’s accomplishments. Sullivan was recognized in May as the WPPA’s “Legislator of the Year.”

“The WPPA’s mission is to protect and promote public safety, as well as the interests of the dedicated men and women who serve to provide it,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “Jim Sullivan’s leadership in the senate as an ardent and … Continue reading