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The WPPA Expresses Its Frustration with Gov. Evers’ Statements Regarding Jacob Blake Incident

(MADISON) – Following the detailed announcement by Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley of his decision not to bring criminal charges against the Kenosha officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake on August 24, 2020, WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer released the following statement: In the immediate aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting, the […]

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The WPPA 2020 Legislative Report Card & Election Endorsements

The WPPA 2020 Legislative Report Card & Election Endorsements (MADISON, Wis.) – On October 30, the WPPA released its detailed assessment of state lawmakers and their treatment of law enforcement issues during the 2019-2020 legislative session. Prepared every two years, this report also shares how the candidates for the state legislature responded to a questionnaire […]

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The WPPA’s Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake

(MADISON, Wis.) – Following the shooting of Jacob Blake by officers in Kenosha on August 23, the executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA), Jim Palmer, issued this statement: While the WPPA represents more than 10,000 members from over 300 local association affiliates, the officers in the Kenosha Police Department are not among […]

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The WPPA’s Advocacy Following the Death of George Floyd & Shooting of Jacob Blake

Wisconsin’s Largest Police Group Urges Lawmakers to Act on Task Force Recommendations Report of the Task Force’s Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Policies and Standards In the aftermath of the May 25 death of George Floyd and the August 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, the WPPA’s advocacy on behalf of law enforcement has been featured broadly […]

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The WPPA Issues Statement on the Death of George Floyd

  (MADISON, Wis.) – Following the May 25 death of George Floyd, the executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA), Jim Palmer, issued this statement: We extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s friends and family. We recognize that this incident has been devastating, and our hearts go out to all those that […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $200 Million Local Government Aid Program

MADISON — On May 27, Gov. Tony Evers announced the launch of the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, a $200 million effort aimed at helping local leaders address some of their most urgent and unique COVID-19 recovery needs. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), Routes to Recovery Grants will be […]

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The WPPA Public Poll on COVID-19 Issues

WPPA Survey Finds Overwhelming Statewide Support for Law Enforcement and ‘Stay at Home Orders’ (MADISON) – The state’s largest law enforcement group – the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) – released today the results of a statewide poll commissioned through the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute to gauge public perception on a number of […]

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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 […]

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New Law for Body-Worn Cameras

New Statutory Rules for Agencies Using Body-Worn Cameras Wis. Stat. § 165.87 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, […]

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THE WPPA ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING OFFICER-INVOLVED DEATH IN WAUSAU

THE WPPA ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING OFFICER-INVOLVED DEATH IN WAUSAU (MADISON, Wis.) – Following the January 16th shooting involving officers from the Wausau Police Department and Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Jim Palmer, the executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA), the organization representing the officers under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division […]

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