Milwaukee Police Office of Public Relations

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The Office of Public Relations disseminates information externally to the public via telephone inquiries and through the use of electronic, print and social media. In addition, the office relays information interdepartmentally through memos, videos, electronic correspondence and education. Information may include, but is not limited to; high profile investigations, crime statistics, and community programs and engagement.

Information is disseminated using multiple communication tools which allow for the information to reach a large, diverse range of individuals. Whether it is through news conferences and news releases with the local media, in-person community engagement or education events, the goal is to be as communicative and informative as possible.

The Office of Public Relations fields requests for interviews, speakers and appearances by department members. These requests come from various entities such as schools, professional organizations, local, national and international media outlets, and community members.

Operation - Summer Guardian

The Milwaukee Police Department is committed to working with the community and other stakeholders to make our neighborhoods safe. A recent review of collected data revealed that there is an increase in gunfire activations in specific areas of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Police Department is using technology in the community that pinpoints locations of gunfire to better serve community members and increase public safety.

Learn more about Operation - Summer Guardian: 

Contact Us

General Inquiries: (414) 933-4444 (non-emergency number)

Media Inquiries: (414) 935-7209, (414) 935-7508 (Fax) These numbers are for NEWS MEDIA ONLY.

All general inquiries are to be directed to our non-emergency number. For requests for speakers from the Milwaukee Police Department, contact Public Information Officer, Sgt. Efrain Cornejo at: mpdnews@milwaukee.gov.


The Office of Public Relations is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM CST.  A night Inspector will alert the local media after hours of significant incidents. The Office is closed on weekends/holidays unless there is a matter of public safety, a critical missing person, or a critical incident. Routine media inquiries received on weekends/holidays will be answered on the next business day.