WPPA Launches Statewide ‘Police Week’ Radio Ad

(MADISON, WIS.) – In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed the week of May 15 as National Police Week, a time during which our country annually recognizes those officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. To raise the public awareness of this week’s importance, and to honor all those who serve in law enforcement, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) is going to the airwaves with a statewide radio ad that will run through May 16 on the over 70 affiliated AM and FM stations served by the Wisconsin Radio Network.

“Our public safety and the quality of life that we enjoy come at a cost, and it’s fundamentally important that we salute those who risk and … Continue reading

WPPA Submits Testimony To President’s ‘Task Force On 21st Century Policing’

State’s New Officer-Involved Shooting Law May Serve as National Standard
January 30, 2015

(Madison, WI) – A national task force established by President Obama to explore ways to strengthen the public’s trust in law enforcement has turned to Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group for its insights. The only state organization to have been invited to provide testimony thus far to The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) used its opportunity to highlight a new state law mandating independent investigations of officer-involved deaths, and the group’s critical role in making that law possible.

“We are honored to have been asked to contribute to this critically important public dialogue on ways to foster strong … Continue reading

Why be a Cop?

By Dan Frei, President
Madison Professional Police Officers Association
These days it isn’t hard to feel like we are under attack. We have experienced the demonization of public employees in general by those that have bought into the myth that our benefits have somehow been at the expense of private employees who experienced losses, ignoring facts such as when the private sector was doing great they willingly traded high wages for the lack of benefits while public employees often did the opposite.

Our reputations are being attacked. In the aftermath of an officer involved-shooting in Ferguson Missouri, a day doesn’t go by without a story in the media that seems to start with the premise that the … Continue reading