About Milwaukee Police Historical Society
The Milwaukee Police Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and retaining the Milwaukee Police Department’s long and unique history, as well as to honoring and remembering the many selfless officers who served the Department and the citizens of the City of Milwaukee.
The society was officially chartered in 1996, but got its start in the 1980s when a few officers at the police academy began preserving items of historical value. Prior to this, much of the written history of the department had been lost, along with uniforms, badges and equipment. With a renewed commitment to documenting the history of the department, officers have been archiving, collecting and restoring as much memorabilia as possible.
We are constantly looking for items of historical interest to the department, and gladly accept donations of memorabilia from family members of former officers. If you have anything you would be willing to donate, please contact us.