The South Milwaukee Police Department is led by the Chief of Police who is responsible for all department operations.  The Chief’s command team consists of an Operations Captain, an Administration & Services Captain, 1 Investigations Lieutenant, and 3 Patrol Lieutenants.

The Operations Captain is responsible for patrol operations consisting of 3 Patrol Lieutenants and 23 Patrol Officers. 

The Administration & Services Captain is responsible for 1 Investigations Lieutenant, 3 Investigators, 2 School Resource Officers, and all non-sworn staff. 

A Lead Clerk/IT Specialist oversees the clerical responsibilities, which consist of one fulltime clerk and 1 part-time clerk.


1 Chief

2 Captains

4 Lieutenants

23 Patrol Officers

3 Investigators

2 School Resource Officers

3 Clerical Staff

6 Dispatchers

6 Auxiliary Officers