Municipal Policing: Transparency, Truth and Trust
Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM
110 E 2nd St
Police need the trust and support of local citizens. However, their main source of information about crime and policing is the local news – media outlets which are pressured to get stories out quickly and without an opportunity to dig into the facts due to the needs of ongoing investigations. When Chief Ed Flynn came to Milwaukee, he recognized the MPD needed to overcome image and communication problems to foster a collaborative, positive relationship with the community. By leveraging, versus admonishing, smartphones, social media and digital technology, the MPD is able to establish a direct, transparent, productive method for building trust with the community and policing more effectively.
Chief of the Milwaukee Police Dept
Milwaukee Police Department
Edward A. Flynn was appointed Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department in January of 2008. On January 8, 2016, he was sworn in for a third term. He commands an agency of 2,000 sworn officers and 70...Show the rest
Edward A. Flynn was appointed Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department in January of 2008. On January 8, 2016, he was sworn in for a third term. He commands an agency of 2,000 sworn officers and 700 civilians, serving a city of nearly 600,000 residents.
He was formerly Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts from 2006 to 2008. As the police chief executive, he was responsible for 470 officers and 100 civilians, serving a city of 155,000 residents.
Flynn served as Secretary of Public Safety under Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney from January 2003 until taking command in Springfield. He was responsible for a secretariat employing 10,000 that included the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Corrections and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Public Safety, he served for five years as the Chief of Police in Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he was instrumental in the recovery effort at the Pentagon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
He began his career in the Jersey City Police Department, where he was promoted through the ranks of officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and inspector. He served as the Chief of Police in Braintree and subsequently Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Flynn is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum. He serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Fight Crime Invest in Kids Executive Board. He is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session on Policing. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Gary Hayes Memorial Award for Police Leadership from the Police Executive Research Forum.
He holds a B.A. in history from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and completed all course work in the Ph.D. program in criminal justice from the City University in New York.Hide the rest
VP/Group Planning Dir
Scott Shulick is a Vice President and Group Planning Director for the Milwaukee office of Cramer-Krasselt (C-K). Since joining C-K in 2011, Scott has led the communication planning efforts of clien...Show the rest
Scott Shulick is a Vice President and Group Planning Director for the Milwaukee office of Cramer-Krasselt (C-K). Since joining C-K in 2011, Scott has led the communication planning efforts of clients including the Paper and Packaging Board, Bombardier Recreational Products, Ski-Doo, Can-Am Spyder, ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment, Dremel Tools, Florsheim Shoes and more. Scott brings a one-of-a-kind background of strategy, consulting and native digital experience together with a love of problem solving and well-told brand stories. Scott has guest lectured at Marquette University and presented at various conferences.Hide the rest