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The WPPA’s 2022 Endorsements for State Legislature and U.S. Senate

Using the WPPA’s cumulative legislative report card and the candidates’ responses to a questionnaire, the WPPA’s Board of Directors has elected to endorse the candidates listed below for state legislature. In the state senate, the board issued 11 endorsements consisting of 8 Republican candidates and 3 Democratic candidates. In the state assembly, the board endorsed […]

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The WPPA Issues Its 2022 Legislative Report Card

The WPPA Issues Its 2022 Legislative Report Card Legislators of the Year and Law Enforcement Honor Roll Are Also Named   (MADISON, Wis.) – On October 11, the WPPA released its detailed assessment of state lawmakers and their treatment of law enforcement issues during the 2021-2022 legislative session. The most cumulative legislative scoring methodology of […]

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Policing

On May 25, President Biden issued an executive order mandating a number of initiatives regarding the law enforcement profession and policing. The following is a breakdown of the initiatives that this latest executive order intends to implement. Create a new national database of police misconduct. The executive order directs the Attorney General to establish a […]

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The WPPA’s 10th Annual Statewide Public Perception Survey

Since launching this annual effort a decade ago, the WPPA has been the only law enforcement group in the country to consistently commission objective public polling on issues related to policing in our communities. As Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group, we have undertaken this initiative out of a genuine desire to better understand the communities […]

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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 Releases the Results of its 2021 Statewide Public Poll

Since 2013, the WPPA has been the only law enforcement group in the country to consistently commission objective public polling on issues related to policing in our communities. As Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group, we have undertaken this effort out of a genuine desire to better understand the communities we serve and a commitment to […]

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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 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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