The City of Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) maintains a website, which can be found here. The MPD’s Rules and Regulations and the MPD Code of Conduct have historically been posted on the MPD website. For the first time, the MPD’s Standard Operating Procedures, which are guidelines for police operations, will also be posted on the MPD’s website. The Standard Operating Procedures cover matters such as police officer use-of-force and the proper use of weapons. Read more about the MPD’s decision to publish its Standard Operating Procedures online in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.
The civil rights lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. applaud the MPD’s decision to post its Standard Operating Procedures online. We believe that transparency in operations will improve citizen confidence in the MPD.