Nearly 200 law enforcement officers currently employed in the state were fired from previous jobs in law enforcement, resigned in lieu of termination or quit before completion of an internal investigation, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice obtained through an open records request.
The total number of law enforcement officers and the total number of police academy graduates in Wisconsin are both at a ten-year low. Recruiting and retaining officers has become more difficult, making it an employee’s market.
Police chiefs lament difficulty in filling positions; cities innovate to try to reduce violence, stress
We recently did a story on policing in Wisconsin, focusing on the laws currently on the books and policies on things like cop-related deaths, a “bad cop” registry and use of force. Our managing editor Peter Cameron discusses that story and more in our first podcast.
Low-key cops and a white shaggy dog: How Marathon County transformed its response to residents in crisis
Emergency detentions are down and people in crisis are getting care— all while saving taxpayers millions
More than two months after George Floyd – but prior to Kenosha shooting – police in Wisconsin enjoy high approval rating
Support for Black Lives Matter movement has trended in opposite direction
State already has “bad cop” registry, requires independent investigations of police-related deaths; Criminal justice expert gives state a grade of B
Mayor announces police reforms, civilian task force in wake of Floyd death, protests
Neither department uses chokehold, knee-to-neck tactics that have killed