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THE WPPA PUBLIC POLL ON COVID-19 ISSUES

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.

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National Police Week Recap

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.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Wisconsin

We are excited to announce the 2020 Virtual Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin!

Nearly 1,000 local & statewide law enforcement volunteers and their communities are raising funds for and awareness of Special Olympics Wisconsin through the Law Enforcement Torch Run®. This year, we will have our first virtual run! Join us as we continue the tradition in carrying the Flame of Hope™. You can register as well as order your t-shirts and commemorative coins immediately, and we want everyone to have them in time for their virtual run.

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GOP Virus Relief Package Fails First Responders

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.

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WPPA App Available Now
on the App Store and
Google Play

For members and staff only, our app is available for download now.

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• ELPP Enrollment and Renewal

• News and Issues That Affect You

NEW STATUTORY RULES FOR AGENCIES USING BODY-WORN CAMERAS

On February 28, Gov. Tony Evers signed into law bipartisan legislation establishing uniform regulations and guidelines for the use, maintenance, and storage of body-worn cameras and the data they collect. The result of a multi-year lobbying effort by law enforcement, open records advocates, privacy advocates, and others, the new law went into effect March 1.

 

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The WPPA Releases
2019 OIS Data

When the WPPA began tracking and reporting data on officer-involved shootings in 2014, it became the first and only entity in Wisconsin to do so.  That remains just as true today. As the state’s largest law enforcement group, the WPPA represents the vast majority of officers involved in these types of critical incidents. The WPPA’s data collection efforts helps us manage our resources, inform the general public about the realities of policing, and strengthen our crucial role as the voice of the Wisconsin’s law enforcement community.

 

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DUTY DEATH BILL
FINALLY BECOMES LAW!

The new law provides that, if a city, village, or town pays health insurance premiums for its law enforcement officers, that entity must continue to pay the premiums for the surviving spouse and dependent children of an officer who dies in the line of duty. Premium payments on behalf of a surviving spouse terminate when a spouse remarries or reaches age 65. Premium payments on behalf of a dependent child terminate when the child reaches age 26.

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The WPPA's
Extended Legal
Protection Plan

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.

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