Interim MPD chief says they're working toward goal of 100 more officers on streets

MILWAUKEE -- Interim Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Wednesday, Feb. 28 attended the "Milwaukee Community Justice Council" meeting.

The council works with police and members of the community to improve the effectiveness of the justice system. It meets every other month.

On Feb. 26, Interim Chief Morales talked about the importance of getting 100 more officers out on the street by summer. On Wednesday, he said they're making progress toward that goal.

"We're basically counting all of our officers that are in non-operational positions and we're trying to see where we can reduce some of those numbers and get some of those people back out on the street," said Interim Chief Morales.

Morales said he's been meeting with city officials to hire civilians to cover the work those non-operational officers have been doing.