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    Helping the community was the best part!!!

    Police Telecommunicator (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsWorking with people from all walks of life and cultures!!
    Building lasting relationships with co-workers
    Helping the community

    ConsLeadership is weak in some ways
    We cannot help everyone, even when they need help

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn more about your workers and commend people on the good work that they do and do not try to shoot people down all of the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities


    Rewarding to work with many people who really care, Good Health Benefits, and Reasonable Hours.

    Civilian (Current Employee)

    ProsPay Ranges are clearly defined, Well defined working hours, Vacation and Comp time. Good Health Benefits Available. Occasional Inservice Training Updates, Secure and Safe Environment, Sexual Harassment Policies in place, Equal Opportunity Employer, Good Working Environment constantly improving older areas of buildings, ability to transfer between departments, Employs some of the top talented criminal investigators in the country, Department is often used as a model for other departments across the country. Orderly and Acceptable Indoor work environment for most locations. Job for life if you want it.

    ConsVery little room for suggestions from civilians. Quasi Military. Top down Philosophy. Department very dependent on a Good Chief and a Good Mayor. Department often suffers due to to politics and popular opinion from the city council. Some supervisors are old school and due not understand the significance of harassment policies. Rules and Regulations often broken within its own departments and employees. Secretive. Must be able to withhold sensitive information from any and all relationships. Making up stories or covering things up is par for the course. Everyone watches their own back. Sometimes you thing you have a friend but they will easily sell you out to protect themselves or help someone else. Element of trust between co-workers is low. Department never has enough funding for sometimes very basic and essential needs. Upper management often takes risks in favor pleasing the chief or mayor. Roll Call Information and training is often skipped over or not received by all persons which has led to very serious consequences. There is often a very deep resentment from the bottom up and employees count the days til retirement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more of an interest in the ideas of the department as a whole especially those working in the lower ranks as they are often the ones working directly with the public and have many ideas of how to improve operations. Give proper recognition to those who come up with good usable ideas no matter what their ranking. Don't let up on the important things, like signing off on Roll Call Training as the consequences and public upset is not worth the bad habits that lead to laziness. Take harassment complaints seriously no matter what the gender, race, or rank because the department still employs individuals who are only out for themselves and don't have any respect for what it means to have a pleasant working environment without prejudice.

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