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

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.97 Milwaukee
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 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.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated September 7, 2022


We identified over $38.1M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Milwaukee
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$431,869.00 1/1/2022
12/31/2023
CITY OF MILWAUKEE 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
$372,866.00 1/1/2021
12/31/2022
CITY OF MILWAUKEE 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
$700,000.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2023
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
$1,347,142.00 4/1/2020
3/31/2023
CITY OF MILWAUKEE FUNDS WILL USED BY THE MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT THE DEPARTMENT'S INVOLVEMENT IN OPERATION LEGEND. THE OPERATION WILL ENABLE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL TASK FORCE EFFORTS TO REDUCE VIOLENCE CRIME WITHIN THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022


$779.9K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Milwaukee Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is TRUCK,UTILITY with 2 items valued at $94,171.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
3/30/2020 TRUCK,UTILITY
2320-01-346-9317
2 2 @ $94,171.00 $188,342.00 Q 6
2/24/2020 TRUCK,UTILITY
2320-01-346-9317
1 1 @ $94,171.00 $94,171.00 Q 6
1/30/2020 TRUCK,UTILITY
2320-01-380-8604
2 2 @ $89,900.00 $179,800.00 Q 6
1/24/2020 ADAPTER RAIL,WEAPON MOUNTED
1005-01-452-3527
30 30 @ $85.63 $2,568.90 D 7

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $22,150,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

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.

Compensation
$750,000.00
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.

Compensation
$21,400,000.00