Wisconsin Professional Police Association

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The WPPA Releases the Results of its 2018 Statewide Poll

The WPPA continues to lead the nation in proactively seeking out the views of those served by the law enforcement officers that work to keep Wisconsin’s communities safe.  The WPPA remains the only law enforcement organization in the nation that produces an annual survey and shares it publicly.  The 2018 poll is the 6th annual study commissioned by the WPPA and conducted by the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute from February 26 to March 28 of 400 Wisconsin residents (250 landline, 150 by cell phone) through a Random Digit Dial sampling strategy. The survey represents a scientific random sample of the people that live in Wisconsin, and the data was weighted to more accurately reflect the state’s demographic make-up.

The WPPA prides itself in asking the tough questions facing law enforcement today, and for using the invaluable insights provided by the people its members serve to advance an informed and constructive public dialogue on the future of policing in Wisconsin.

To read a summary of the 2018 poll’s key findings, click here.

To receive the full 65-page report prepared by the St. Norbert College Strategic Institute, please contact Mr. Palmer at .

View the press conference video below:

To see the media coverage of this year’s poll, check out any of the following:


Television Media Coverage:

WKOW-TV: Madison/South Central Wisconsin
WKBT-TV: La Crosse/Western Wisconsin/Southeastern Minnesota
WGBA-TV: Green Bay/Northeastern Wisconsin
WFRV-TV: Green Bay/Northeastern Wisconsin
WXOW-TV: La Crosse/Western Wisconsin
WSAW-TV: Wausau/Northcentral Wisconsin
WMTV-TV: Madison/South Central Wisconsin
WKOW-TV: Madison/South Central Wisconsin
WTMJ-TV: Milwaukee
WPTA-TV: Fort Wayne, Indiana
WREX-TV: Rockford, Illinois
KWWL-TV: Eastern Iowa
WEEK-TV: Peoria, Illinois
WDJT-TV: Milwaukee
WISC-TV: Madison/South Central Wisconsin
WKOW-TV: Madison/South Central Wisconsin
WKOW-TV: Statewide Program
WISC-TV: Madison/South Central Wisconsin [Editorial]

Radio Media Coverage:
Wisconsin Public Radio: Statewide [An hour-long appearance by Palmer]
WIBA: Madison/Southern Wisconsin
WDEZ: Central Wisconsin
WSAU: Central Wisconsin

Print Media Coverage:
Wisconsin State Journal – Front Page
Wis. State Journal Editorial

Internet-Only Media Coverage:
DrydenWire.com – Northwest Wisconsin Media Outlet
Wisconsin State Journal Editorial Podcast