Milwaukee Police Dept. featured as “Community Policing in Action” photo contest winner

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MILWAUKEE — The Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced on Tuesday, December 13th that the Milwaukee Police Department is being featured as its “Community Policing in Action” photo contest winner for December.

The winning photo features Milwaukee Police Officer Scott Wieting high-fiving a boy during International Walk to School Day.


The COPS Office piloted the photo contest last year to highlight positive community policing efforts across the country. After receiving an overwhelming number of submissions, the COPS Office made the photo contest an annual event.

The 2016 contest garnered more than 300 photos, submitted by more than 200 agencies during the one-month submission period. The COPS Office selected 12 winning photos to feature monthly and announced them in January of this year.

To learn more about the Community Policing in Action Photo Contest, you’re invited to CLICK HERE.