Press Releases ICYMI: Gov. Evers Invests Additional $20 Million in Public Safety

MADISON, Wis. — Today, Governor Tony Evers announced an additional $20 million investment for public safety in Milwaukee County. Earlier this week, the governor also announced $20 million to support Wisconsin EMS providers around the state.

This additional funding follows Gov. Evers’ previous investments of over $100 million toward crime prevention, violence interruption and public health interventions, community safety efforts, and ensuring local law enforcement agencies have the resources to keep their communities safe.

For years, Republicans in the state legislature have starved our communities of shared revenue funding, which is used to fund police, firefighters, and other critical aspects of public safety.

Gov. Evers believes that every Wisconsinite deserves to be safe in their community. Violence is a public health crisis that needs our attention and action, and like any public health issue, it starts with prevention. We need to provide resources to local law enforcement to keep our communities safe, invest in interventions and community-based solutions, and we have to make sure the trusted folks and organizations who are already doing this work are at the center of this process. 

Read more about Gov. Evers’ latest public safety investments below:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Evers announces $20 million in state funds toward a new home for the crumbling Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office

  • “Gov. Tony Evers announced $20 million in state money Thursday for Milwaukee County’s construction of the Center for Forensic Science and Protective Medicine that will house the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management.”
  • “Thursday’s move comes after the governor has steered millions of dollars into violence prevention and community safety projects and other efforts in Milwaukee during the last two years, including: $8 million for the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, $17 million for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Project, and $2.2 million to help the Milwaukee Police Department take immediate steps to address crime and violence.”