Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization


MPSO Board of Directors Election

The following members of the MPSO were nominated (in the following order) at the general membership meetings of Monday, August 18th, 2014.

Nicholas B. Kerhin

Carmelo J. Patti  

Joseph T. Hall

This is a regular election (Two positions of Director) with a terms of office of  January 1st, 2015 through December 31, 2017.

Since the total number of nominees is less than double the positions up for election, there will be no need for a Primary Election.  This will be a Final Election. 

As required by Article 5.04 of the MPSO Constitution, this election will follow the parameters set forth in Article 5.03Accordingly, the following timeline will apply:

Election Timeline

  September 29, 2014:  Final election ballots mailed to the general membership.

  October 9, 2014:Date by which all ballots must be postmarked (within 10 days of mailing).

  October 20, 2014Final election ballots to be counted & election announced.

Common Sense On Tap

Alderman Donovan, who is going to be running for Mayor, is holding a series of listening sessions called Common Sense On Tap.  All members are invited to join these sessions, have a beer, ask questions and hear about the latest happenings in City government.

Brew City Tap

3105 W. Forest Home Ave.

Fri. Oct. 17th

5:30 - 8p.m.

Moonshine Pub & Grill

3300 S. 27th St.

Tues. Oct. 21st

6 - 7:30p.m.

Mortimer's Pub

7023 W. Adler St.

Fri. Oct. 24th

5:30 - 7:30p.m.

MPSO Wins Seniority Grievance Arbitration


On Friday, June 5th, 2014, the MPSO and the City received a grievance arbitration award relating to Article 44 Duty Assignment (day shift by seniority) of our labor contract.   This decision came following numerous complaints by members that other members were assigned day shift duty hours without the requisite seniority (aka: stamps in their book). 

In response to our members concerns, MPSO staff and leadership attempted dialogue with the department’s Executive Staff to ascertain the validity of these allegations, and to ensure compliance with the labor agreement if in fact the allegations were true.  Receiving no cooperation, the MPSO filed for documents in order to investigate.  As the decision recognizes, the MPSO’s investigation was repeatedly frustrated by MPD, which was unwilling, and at times unable, to provide us information in a timely manner.   Though it may seem incredible, MPD has no reliable or uniform manner to determine which hours of the day it’s members are actually working.  While the investigation was ongoing, MPD actually reduced it’s documentation, eliminating PD-2s for a number of work locations, including those in which we suspect violations of the seniority article.

With a lack of response from the department, we ultimately engaged the City Attorney’s office to get the department to provide the required information.  That information, once received, showed “dozens and dozens” of violations, in the words of the arbitrator.  Further discussions with the department’s Executive Staff again yielded no solution or end to the violations.   At that point, the resources each member provides, financial and staff time, had to be expended to ensure the terms of our labor agreement were adhered to.

Ultimately, a complaint had to be filed with the WERC.  Mediation was first attempted, but again compliance was not achieved.  A hearing was held before the arbitrator in January of this year at which time evidence and testimony were presented by both sides.  This decision is the result.

Click here to download the full decision.   It’s only 17 pages, and should be read by every member.

Finally, all members are reminded that just as the members involved in this decision are not “at fault” but were assigned those hours by the department, and that there is a “work now, grieve later” principle that we all must adhere to.   If you or another member are assigned to work day shift duty hours (regular shift start time before 11:00am, extension is OK) and you are not yet day eligible, like any order that is not illegal, obey it and notify your MPSO representative immediately.  Also, do NOT assign your subordinates (supervisors or otherwise) to duty hours that do not comply with the terms of the labor agreement your employer entered into with them.


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Welcome to the MPSO, representing the bosses of the Milwaukee Police Department.

2900 W. Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
414.672.MPSO (6776)
414.672.6798 (fax)

Board of Directors

Nick Kerhin - President
Carmelo Patti - Vice President
Joseph Seitz - Treasurer
Scott Charles - Secretary
Gregg Duran - Director
Mark Wroblewski - Director
Tom Klusman - Labor Relations Manager
Upcoming Events 

2014 Open Meetings, 9am & 7pm
November 17th

Christmas Party
December 11th


Sponsors & Friends

Joe Sullivan

Financial Consultant

Kurt Triebold

Financial Consultant

Milwaukee Retired Police Association

Milwaukee’s Finest - Great Historical Photos

Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund.

Job Opportunities

State Fair Park Police

Officers who have retired in good standing and have an active LESB certification may call (414) 266-7033 for more information and an application.

University School of Milwaukee

Security Officer:

University School of Milwaukee is seeking part-time security officers; shifts vary, additional hours required on as needed basis. The ideal candidate will have the ability to be flexible beyond scheduled work hours, will have good communication skills, the ability to deal with a wide variety of people and situations, and to quickly and calmly assess situations. Interested candidates please send a resume to