On May 27, Gov. Evers announced the launch of the “Routes to Recovery” local government aid program for reimbursements to local governments for unbudgeted expenditures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the leave time needed to quarantine officers for their potential exposure to the coronavirus.continue reading
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.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, some new and innovative methods were used to commemorate this important period for our law enforcement community.continue reading
On May 19, the WPPA released the results of a statewide poll commissioned through the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute to gauge public perception on a number of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Among other things, the WPPA poll found widespread approval of how law enforcement is responding to the current health crisis.continue reading
Amended only minutes before it was to receive a vote in the State Assembly last week, a package of measures by Republican lawmakers to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic failed to include any protections whatsoever for Wisconsin’s first responders. Up against the prospect of the state losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid if it didn’t act by last week’s deadline, Gov. Tony Evers had no choice but to begrudgingly sign the legislative relief package into law.continue reading
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The dangers you face on a daily basis are not limited to the streets that you patrol. Increasingly around the country, law enforcement is being targeted by ambitious prosecutors hoping to win political points and opportunistic civil attorneys eager to score quick settlements. Through the WPPA’s Extended Legal Protection Plan, we can provide you with an additional safety net of legal coverage to give you the peace of mind you deserve.continue reading