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  • NEW: The WPPA Extended Legal Protection Plan

    Effective January 1, 2018 You face a wide variety of extraordinary threats and attacks in your service to keep your community safe. Unfortunately, those dangers are not limited to the streets that you patrol. Increasingly around the country, officers are finding themselves being targeted by ambitious prosecutors hoping to score political points and opportunistic civil attorneys eager to score a ...

  • May 2017
  • Museum of Valor Launches Statewide Radio Ad to Promote National Police Week

    (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 who 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 Law Enforcement Museum of Valor (MoV) is going to the airwa ...

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  • August 2013
  • Jim Palmer: Why police don't shoot at arm or leg of threatening person

    The loss of life is always a traumatizing event for those involved, their families and a caring community. The officer-involved shootings in Madison that have occurred this year have understandably garnered a tremendous amount of attention and prompted a discussion about what should constitute an appropriate use of force. It is important to appreciate that when an officer is forced to di ...

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