2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Municipal Policing: Transparency, Truth and Trust

Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 1-2
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.

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Edward Flynn at SXSW

Edward Flynn

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...

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Scott Shulick at SXSW

Scott Shulick

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...

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