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Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn's view on response times

CREATED Oct 11, 2011

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MILWAUKEE- Back in January 2008, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn released a statement saying, "We shall reduce the levels of fear, crime and disorder in the city of Milwaukee....Our measure of success will not be our response times to non-emergency calls. Our measure of success will be the reduction of crime, fear and disorder in Milwaukee."

In the Milwaukee Police Department documents labeled "Response Times & Proactive Policing," they have a section on response times.

That section states that police response time research has shown that there is no correlation between response times and reductions in crime.

To see more on MPD's police reponse policy, click under the related documents section.