The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) requested $312 million dollars in 2020.
Revenue from property taxes in Milwaukee is no longer enough to pay for the police department
The police budget has increased by over 25% in the last five years.
Last year the MPD spent $20 million more than the Milwaukee Fire Department, Health Department, libraries, and neighborhood services combined.
The 2018 budget included cuts to 75 firefighter jobs and six fire station meanwhile in 2018 the police department received $293.7 million.
Previous Budget Breakdown
Health : 2 %
Neighborhood Service: 3%
Public Works: 19%
Police : 46%