Operation Summer Guardian

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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.

Based on the data-driven analysis, there will be an increased police presence to address the violence in 27 neighborhoods within Police Districts 2, 3, 4,5 and 7. The neighborhoods are Amani, Arlington Heights, Borchert Field, Fairfield, Forest Home Hills, Franklin Heights, Hampton Heights, Historic Mitchell Street, Lincoln Creek, Lincoln Village, Metcalfe Park, Midtown, Muskego Way, North Division, Old North Milwaukee, Roosevelt Groove, Saint Joseph’s, Sherman Park, Silver Swann, Sunset Heights, Thurston Woods, Triangle North, Valhalla, Wahl Park, Walker’s Point, Walnut Hill and Washington Park.  

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.

There will be a renewed focus on Parental Responsibility and Curfew Enforcement (City of Milwaukee Ordinance 106.23).

MPD will not measure success by the number of arrests or stops, but by the reduction of firearm related violence.

In order to be successful, we need your help. If there is an emergency, immediately call 911. Anyone with any information regarding any crime is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App.