"Will You Be The One?:" Fire and Police Commission Encouraging Residents to Apply to be MPD Officers

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer within the Milwaukee Police Department.

The theme of this year's recruiting effort is "Will you be the one?" 

As part of the outreach, the FPC has produced a video circulating on social media that depicts the type of conversation a young person might have with his or her mentor while thinking about applying to be a Police Officer. The FPC encourages more people in the community to have that conversation with friends and relatives You can watch the video here.

The FPC has also produced a "Myths of Police Hiring" document that attempts to highlight and dispel common misconceptions that may discourage a qualified applicant from applying.

According to FPC Operations Manager Clifton Crump, "While we're out in the community, we hear over and over again that people are discouraged from applying due to incorrect assumptions about why they think the job isn't for them. What we're really looking for in our Police Officer applicants is that they have integrity, they care about people, and they care about Milwaukee. If that's true for you then we want you to apply, and we want to show you that despite what you may think, the job might just be the right fit for you and what you want to achieve."

The FPC and the MPD have scheduled 18 community events where prospective candidates can learn more about the position and have access to a computer to begin their applications.

The next upcoming events are March 22nd at Employ Milwaukee (2338 N. 27th Street) from 1 p.m. til 4 p.m. and on March 23rd at Zablocki Library (3501 W. Oklahoma Ave) from 1:00 p.m. til 4:00 p.m.

To see the full list of Police Officer Information Sessions, click here

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