OPERATION SUMMER GUARDIAN WILL COMMENCE ON JULY 1ST, 2022, AND CONTINUE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2022.
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 geographical areas within the City of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Police Department is using technology that pinpoints locations of gunfire to better serve community members and increase public safety.
To locate and arrest subjects involved in violent firearm related crime in the City of Milwaukee by rapid response to ShotSpotter activations within identified geographical areas.
Community members who reside in one of the locations identified through data as having increased gunfire activations will receive one of these door hangers which will give information on how to be "Part of the Solution".
During Operation Summer Guardian community members will notice an increased police presence in their neighborhood to address firearm related violence.
All response and enforcement strategies will be consistent with the standards of Constitutional Policing and guided by MPD's Code of Conduct.
MPD will not measure success by the number of arrests or stops, but by the reduction of firearm related violence.