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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 (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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The WPPA Releases 2019 OIS Data

Wisconsin Officer-Involved Shootings & Deaths Increased in 2019   By the time 2019 came to a close, 32 officer-involved shootings had occurred in the preceding 12 months. This total not only exceeds the previous year’s mark of 25 by 28%—it also represents the highest annual total recorded since the WPPA began collecting this data in […]

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Duty Death Bill Finally Becomes Law!

    Police Survivors’ Health Insurance Law 2019 WISCONSIN ACT 19 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 […]

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The WPPA Releases the Results of its 2019 Statewide Poll

As the only law enforcement group in the country to commission and share an annual public perception survey, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) leads the nation through its proactive efforts to drive a constructive public discourse on a host of complex issues. The WPPA prides itself in asking the tough questions and using the […]

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