Sauk County Deputies Elect to Join the WPPA

Through an election administered by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC), the deputies in Sauk County have elected to join the WPPA. The deputies chose the WPPA, Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group, over their current representative, AFSCME Council 40.

The WPPA continues to grow because more officers recognize the superior services it provides to Wisconsin’s law enforcement community. And given the many challenges facing that community, it’s clear that no one is more capable than the WPPA when it comes to protecting and promoting public safety, as well as the interests of the dedicated men and women that serve to provide it.

The WPPA welcomes the Sauk County deputies and is eager to begin providing them with the representation they … Continue reading

Palmer Decides Against Independent Run For Wisconsin Attorney General

Today I am announcing that I will not be entering the race for Wisconsin’s Attorney General. For more than a decade, I’ve served as an advocate for Wisconsin’s law enforcement community.

Click to watch statement or download.

I’ve worked diligently with lawmakers from both political parties to protect the ability of our state’s law-enforcement officers to keep our communities safe. People are overwhelmingly frustrated with the partisan bickering that they see occurring at nearly every level of government today. Police officers, deputy sheriffs, and citizens alike all recognize that matters of public safety and criminal justice are simply too important to be controlled by the dictates of partisan affiliation.

I believe that people expect our law enforcement officials … Continue reading

Officers from Both Hartford and Hurley Vote Overwhelmingly to Join the WPPA

Through separate elections administered by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC), the police officers in both Hartford and Hurley have elected to join the WPPA.  The officers almost unanimously chose the WPPA, Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group, over their long-time representative, AFSCME Council 40.

The WPPA continues to grow because more officers recognize the superior services it provides to Wisconsin’s law enforcement community.  And given the many challenges facing that community, it’s clear that no one is more capable than the WPPA when it comes to protecting and promoting public safety, as well as the interests of the dedicated men and women that serve to provide it.

The WPPA welcomes these two new police groups and is eager to begin … Continue reading

Evansville Officers Seek Help for Family that Lost Newborn Child

Evansville Police Officer Jeremy Schmidt and his family suffered a tragic loss recently when their son passed away only four days after being born. Given that the family would only have been eligible for benefits had their newborn child lived for 19 days, they are in dire need of financial assistance to help them cover their funeral expenses. The Evansville Police Association is leading an effort to raise money for this purpose.

Anyone interested in helping the Schmidt family through this difficult time may send a donation to:
Evansville Police Association
P.O. Box 76
Evansville, WI 53536

Please indicate that the donation is for the “Schmidt Family.”

Anyone with any questions or comments may contact the … Continue reading