Police Chief Ed Flynn sworn-in for second term

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn was reappointed for his second term, and sworn-in Friday during a ceremony held at City Hall.

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission decided back in October to extend Chief Ed Flynn's contract after evaluating his job performance.Chief Ed Flynn's extended contract means he will be in charge of the police department until at least 2016.

Flynn began his career in Massachusetts and became Milwaukee's top cop in 2008. Since coming into office Flynn has received both praise and criticism. The MPD has struggled with Open-Sky 2, the communication system Flynn inherited, which some say have led to increased response times.
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Flynn believes the increased times are due to his proactive approach to positioning officers, and Flynn argues that overall crime and violence have declined more than 20 percent. As a result Chief Ed Flynn's contract was extended.