Milwaukee at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Milwaukee Police Department
- 1,752 Officers
- 438 Civilian staff
Officers per 1000 residents
- 3.72 Milwaukee
- 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.3 National average
These figures reflect the Milwaukee Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|MILWAUKEE, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES.||Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy||95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program||Prime|
|CITY OF MILWAUKEE 2020 STRATEGIES FOR POLICING INNOVATION||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF MILWAUKEE CHP||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|JUSTICE, WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF CITY OF MILWAUKEE||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Sub|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|2||2 @ $94,171.00||$188,342.00||Q||6|
|1||1 @ $94,171.00||$94,171.00||Q||6|
|2||2 @ $89,900.00||$179,800.00||Q||6|
|1/24/2020||OPTICAL SIGHTING AND RANGING EQUIPMENT
|1||1 @ $500.00||$500.00||C||0|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $22,150,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
NBA Player Sterling Brown agreed to a $750,000 settlement to drop his lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department.
The lawsuit and settlement stems from a 2018 encounter Brown had with the police. Brown alleged that police used excessive force when they detained Brown for parking in a handicapped spot and proceeded to wrestle him to the ground, tase him, and step on his ankle.
|2015 - 2017||
From 2015 to 2017, Milwaukee paid $21.4 million in police misconduct settlements.
From 2015 to 2017, the City of Milwaukee paid $21.4 million in settlements for police misconduct cases, including interest and attorneys’ fees.