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 A team of assessors from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) will arrive on Monday, September 24, 2018, to examine all aspects of the Milwaukee Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation, and support services.

Verification by the team that the Milwaukee Police Department meets the Board’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by telephone. The public may call 414-935-7608 on September 26, 2018 between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

Telephone comments are limited to 3 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with WILEAG’s standards. A copy of the standards is available on line at The Department contact for further information is Captain Paul Kavanagh, 414-935-7940.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Milwaukee Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to WILEAG, PO Box 528, Hartland, WI 53029 or

The Milwaukee Police Department has to comply with 242 standards in order to gain re-accredited status.

The Accreditation Manager for Milwaukee Police Department is Captain Paul Kavanagh. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written material, interview individuals, and visit offices and the places where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are:

Retired Chief of Police Town of Beloit Police Department Steve Kopp- Team Leader;

Deputy Chief West Allis Police Department Robert Fletcher- File Assessment Team Leader;

Captain of Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Lara Vendola-Messer – File Assessor;

Captain of Grand Chute Police Department Colette Jaeger – File Assessor;

Chief of Oregon WI Police Department Brian Uhl – Mobile Team 1;

Chief of Police of Glendale Police Department Mark Ferguson – Mobile Team 1;

Assistant Chief La Crosse Police Department Rob Abraham – Mobile Team 2; and

Captain Watertown Police Department Curtis Kleppin – Mobile Team 2.

Once the WILEAG Board’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Board, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted re-accredited status.

Accreditation status is granted for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, please write to WILEAG at PO Box 528, Hartland, WI 53029 or by Email at

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