On November 4, 2021, the City of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Jeffrey Norman as the next Chief of Police of the Milwaukee Police Department.
Chief Norman has served as the Acting Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department since December 23, 2020. During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities, a commitment to community engagement, and a firm understanding of what it will take for the Milwaukee Police Department to be effective and responsive to those it serves.
Chief Norman joined the Milwaukee Police Department as an officer in 1996 and has steadily risen through the ranks of the Department. In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of Detective and served in the Robbery, Violent Crimes, and Homicide Divisions until his promotion to Police Lieutenant in 2010. As Police Lieutenant, Chief Norman served in the Property Crimes and Metropolitan Divisions and as the dayshift commander of District 5. Promoted to Captain of Police in 2017, he commanded the Inspections Division and District 3. In 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. In that capacity, Chief Norman served as the executive commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, which oversees the Homicide, Special Investigations, Violent Crimes, General Crimes, Sensitive Crimes, Fusion, and Forensics Divisions.
Chief Norman holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, a Master of Science in Public Administration from Kaplan University, and a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School.
The Fire and Police Commission is committed to providing Chief Norman with the support he needs to lead the Milwaukee Police Department. We look forward to working collaboratively with Chief Norman to increase both safety and justice in the City of Milwaukee.