WPPA & Operating Engineers Join Forces to Launch ‘Safer Communities’ Radio & Billboard Campaign

March 1, 2016

(Madison, Wis.) – A dramatic majority of Wisconsin residents of all ages, ethnicity and community size say they value safe communities, a recent statewide poll found. In fact, 78 percent made it their top priority over improving education, protecting the environment and improving the local economy. The poll was commissioned by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and the Operating Engineers of Wisconsin.

The organizations are unveiling today a statewide advertising campaign and public outreach effort to demonstrate their commitment to Wisconsin residents and safe communities.

“We build safer communities,” said Terry McGowan, business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, “and police protect them. We … Continue reading

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