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Madison Professional Police Officers Association: Endorse AG Schimel for re-election
(MADISON-Wis.) –The Madison Professional Police Officers’ Association (MPPOA) today announced its endorsement of Brad Schimel for re-election as Wisconsin’s Attorney General. The decision came after the MPPOA met with both candidates to garner their input on a range of issues affecting officer safety, officer wellness, and public safety in Madison and the state. MPPOA assessed the candidates on issues related to front line policing today and represents its members’ professional interests. The MPPOA joins the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) and the wide range of state and local law enforcement groups and officials that have already signed on in support of Schimel.
“Both candidates are dedicated public servants and are qualified to lead the Department of Justice,” said MPPOA President Dan Frei. “But we believe that Brad Schimel’s experience and leadership with regard to the complex challenges facing our communities and the law enforcement professionals sworn to protect them will best promote both public safety and officer safety.”
“Our membership is particularly grateful for the attention Attorney General Schimel has paid to the issue of mental health commitments and for his ongoing efforts to make this process more efficient and effective for both officers and individuals in need,” continued Frei. “We were especially impressed by Schimel’s concern for the safety and privacy of officers following critical incidents, his recognition of the staffing challenges confronting our state’s district attorneys, and his continuing dedication to impartial, professional and efficient investigations of officer-involved deaths.”
The police union in Wisconsin’s capitol city, the MPPOA was first established in 1927. Today, it represents approximately 500 law enforcement professionals who serve the community as police officers, detectives, investigators and sergeants.
The MPPOA is a member of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA), which with over 10,000 members from more than 300 local association affiliates statewide, is the state’s largest law enforcement group.