MPD to increase district security with installation of bullet-resistant glass

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police stations will soon have more security after raising money for the project. 

MPD looked at options to improve its security following the Feb. 25 shooting at District 5

They're installing bullet-resistant glass at each district, which costs around $260,000. 

Former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is among the people who helped fund the project, along with Phoenix Investors and Klein Development.

“I have long been a supporter of the Milwaukee Police Department before, during and after my time in office,” Chris Abele said. “I understand the value of a well-resourced department, and took this opportunity to help in a way that does not drain their budget.  The challenges our department faces today are unprecedented.  The need for all of us to be part of the solution is, as well.”

"The Milwaukee Police Department is, once again, incredibly grateful for the Milwaukee Police Foundation's support with this generous gift to increase public safety within our police districts," said Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman.

The bullet-resistant glass will be installed throughout the spring.

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