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Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announces retirement

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn is retiring.

He made the announcement during a press conference addressing the media on Monday afternoon. "10 years, a lot has happened. Much has been accomplished, much has been achieved. It's a good benchmark and it's time. Time to say thank you and time to say goodbye," Flynn said.


Flynn announced that his retirement will be effective beginning February 16, 2018.


During the press conference, Flynn said becoming Chief of Milwaukee was a fulfillment of a career dream. 

He also acknowledged the many accomplishments of the Milwaukee Police Department, noting that in 2017, homicide, robbery, citywide carjackings, auto thefts, and burglary decreased. 

Flynn says that during his time as Police Chief, his proudest accomplishment was the Merit Awards Program which recognized law enforcement members during ceremonies with their families. 

Chief Flynn was appointed Chief of the Milwaukee Police department in January of 2008. Flynn was formerly Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts from 2006 to 2008 and Secretary of Public Safety in Massachusetts from 2003 until he took command in Springfield.

According to the City of Milwaukee website, Chief Flynn is only the 17th police chief in the city's history, succeeding Chief Nannette Hegerty. He was appointed Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department in January 2008 and was most recently sworn in for a third four-year term in January 2016.

Flynn was formerly Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts from 2006 to 2008.

During the press conference, "Chief Edward A Flynn's 10 Year Retrospective" was referenced. If you'd like to read the full document, see below. 

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn will be holding a news conference at 4:00 p.m. Monday.

CBS 58 will carry the conference live on CBS58.com, during the news at 4:00 p.m., and in a live stream on Facebook.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

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