FOIA - Milwaukee PD - Police Roster (April 2021)

J Ader filed this request with the Milwaukee Police Department of Milwaukee, WI.

It is a clone of this request.

Est. Completion None
Awaiting Appeal


From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The roster of all current Milwaukee Police Department officers. Please provide records sufficient to show the following for each of your currently employed officers:

- Name
- Rank
- Badge number
- Date of hire
- Race
- Gender
- Age
- Primary unit assignment or job title (such as "patrol," "motorcycle," "street crimes," etc.)
- Beat or department

If applicable, please also include a history of badge numbers (for example if badge numbers change upon promotion).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


J Ader

From: Milwaukee Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: J Ader


This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

On April 23rd, 2021 I requested documents from the Milwaukee Police Department under the Freedom of Information Act. My request was assigned the following reference number: L06618. On June 2nd, 2021 I received a received a partially completed request, however the ages of officers were denied under Wis Stat. 19.36(10)(a)

I would like to appeal this denial - The very same section of the statute - 19.36(10)(a) - also states that "Information maintained, prepared, or provided by an employer concerning the home address, home electronic mail address, home telephone number, or social security number of an employee, unless the employee authorizes the authority to provide access to such information." There is no specific mention of age anywhere within.

I would also ask that these documents be provided in their original electronic format (see Lueders v. Krug, Wis: Court of Appeals, 2nd Dist. 2019 )

Attached you will find my original request as well as its corresponding response from the agency.

Thank you for your consideration of this appeal.
- J. Ader