Wisconsin Professional Police Association

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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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GOP Virus Relief Package Fails First Responders

GOP Virus Relief Package Fails First Responders   MADISON – 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 […]

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Gov. Evers Proposes COVID-19 Hazard Pay & Worker’s Comp. Coverage

  Governor Evers to Propose Hazard Pay & Worker’s Comp. Coverage for COVID-19 Since the coronavirus pandemic first began, the WPPA has been in constant contact with state and federal authorities regarding the needs and concerns of law enforcement during this incredibly trying time. We are pleased to report that two of the issues that […]

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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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