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File #: 201519    Version: 0
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/23/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to the creation of an MPD Diversion Task Force.
Sponsors: ALD. LEWIS, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. COGGS, ALD. DODD
Indexes: MPD DIVERSION TASK FORCE
IMMEDIATE ADOPTION
Number
201519
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference
200632
Sponsor
ALD. LEWIS, KOVAC AND COGGS
Title
Resolution relating to the creation of an MPD Diversion Task Force.
Analysis
This resolution creates an MPD Diversion Task Force to develop a master plan for responding to calls for service that do not involve threats to public safety,

The MPD Diversion Task Force shall be comprised of the following 17 members:
1. Three Common Council members representing the 3rd, 6th and 9th aldermanic districts.
2. Two members employed in the Office of Violence Prevention, to be appointed by the Health Commissioner.
3. The Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission.
4. The Director of Emergency Management and Communications.
5. Two members from the Police Department, to be appointed by the Chief of Police.
6. Two members from the Fire Department, to be appointed by the Fire Chief.
7. Two members employed by Milwaukee County, to be appointed by the County Executive. At least one of the two members shall be an employee of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services.
8. Two members of the community, to be appointed by the Common Council President.
9. Two members with research and academic experience and credentials relevant to the tasks of the MPD Diversion Task Force, to be appointed by the Common Council President. At least one of the two members shall be associated with the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
Body
Whereas, On October 13, 2020, the Common Council adopted File No. 200632, a resolution relating to establishing an unarmed first responder program in which trained, professional, unarmed first responders could serve individuals in crisis with counseling, mediation, transportation and referral to appropriate social service resources while avoiding incident escalation and criminal sanctions; and

Whereas, File No. 200632 directed the Fire and Police Commission and the Health Department ...

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