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 for Milwaukee

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $64.8M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

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
$15,740,904.00 10/1/2022
9/30/2027
CITY OF MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE PURPOSE OF THE COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) PROGRAM IS TO ADVANCE THE PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY POLICING THROUGH THE HIRE OR REHIRE OF ADDITIONAL CAREER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. FUNDING UNDER THIS AWARD PROGRAM WILL BE UTILIZED BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO HIRE AND REHIRE CAREER LAW ENFORCEME… Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$250,000.00 10/1/2022
9/30/2025
CITY OF MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT (MPD) AS LEAD APPLICANT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN ADVANCED CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT) TRAINING PROGRAM TO EQUIP POLICE OFFICERS TO BETTER IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CALLS WITH… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$431,869.00 1/1/2022
12/31/2023
CITY OF MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT 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
$955,716.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CITY OF MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated January 10, 2023


$793.8K 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 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