Wisconsin residents weigh in on how they think law enforcement is doing in the state
WPPA releases findings in 2019 public input survey
LA CROSSE, Wisc. (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Professional Police Association or WPPA’s 7th annual poll was conducted by the St. Norbert College’s Strategic Research Institute from February 27 through April 27.
Out of 400 Wisconsin residents who completed the 2019 survey, key findings include the top priority as being kept safe from crime.
95% of respondents believe that officers should be required to wear body cams, which is the highest score in 5 years of WPPA survey results. The majority of respondents also disapprove of undocumented immigrants receiving drivers licenses, and 46 percent of respondents believe marijuana should be legalized recreationally and medically in Wisconsin.
“This is really part of a long term effort on our part, strategic effort, to gauge public perception on a wide variety of issues and then use that as a public platform to make sure law enforcement’s voice is heard,” says Executive Director of the WPPA, Jim Palmer.
The WPPA remains the only law enforcement organization in the nation that produces an annual survey and shares it publicly.
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