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File #: 180189    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the hiring of part-time, seasonal police officers and the training of police officers at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Sponsors: ALD. DONOVAN, ALD. BORKOWSKI, ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: POLICE DEPARTMENT, POSITIONS ORDINANCE
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/29/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Hamilton asked to be added as a co-sponsor, there were no objections.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/20180 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Terrance Gordon - Inspector MPD Ms. Nicole Fleck - DER Labor Relations Ms. Nicole Waldner - MPS Trainer Ald. Borkowski moved Proposed Sub A is before committee for discussion. There were no objections.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/7/20181 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/17/20180 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/15/20180 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/8/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
180189
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. DONOVAN, HAMILTON, STAMPER, LEWIS AND BORKOWSKI
Title
Substitute resolution relating to the hiring of part-time, seasonal police officers and the training of police officers at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Analysis
This resolution urges the Police Department, Fire and Police Commission, and Mayor Barrett’s Administration to develop and implement a pilot program to hire part-time, seasonal police officers. It further urges the Police Department, Fire and Police Commission, and Mayor Barrett’s Administration to take the actions necessary to alter the police officer recruit training regimen to consist of the 18-week MATC Law Enforcement Training Academy followed by approximately 8 weeks of training at the MPD Safety Academy.
Body
Whereas, The City’s fiscal constraints and ongoing budget challenges, such as falling State Shared Revenue (inflation-adjusted), the Expenditure Restraint Program, and the inability to create and levy non-property taxes, make it difficult to provide the funding needed to hire more full-time police officers; and

Whereas, At the same time, in a 2016 Common Council survey of Milwaukee residents, 95% of respondents indicated that they would like to see more beat patrol officers on the streets; and

Whereas, The hiring of part-time, seasonal police officers would allow the City to improve police response times and increase police presence during the highest-crime months of the year without placing the financial burden associated with hiring more full-time police officers on Milwaukee taxpayers; and

Whereas, Part-time police officer programs have been successfully implemented in a number of cities across the country, including Houston, Detroit, Omaha, and Roswell, Georgia; and

Whereas, Another possible source of cost savings that could be used to fund additional police officers is a change in the manner in which Milwaukee Police Department police officer recruits...

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