Evers invests $2.2 million in new Milwaukee Police, violence prevention funding

MADISON (WKBT) – $2.2 million in new funding will be invested in the Milwaukee Police Department to address crime, according to a release from Governor Tony Evers.

The investment, Evers says, will allow MPD to better allocate staffing resources, fund officer overtime costs in downtown Milwaukee this summer, purchase new equipment, and allow the city of Milwaukee to install remote-controlled security fencing that can transform downtown entertainment corridors into pedestrian-only zones during weekends and events.

“Every family and every kid deserves safe communities to live, work, learn, and play in, and that includes the city of Milwaukee,” said Gov. Evers. “Violence is never the answer, and I am hopeful that today’s investment, paired with the more than $100 million investments we have made already, will give the city of Milwaukee some additional tools to curb crime and keep folks safe.”

These allocations are funded through the states American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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