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Mission: We, the members of the Green Bay Police Department, are dedicated to providing service through a partnership with the community that builds trust, reduces crime, creates a safe environment, and enhances the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

06/05/2020

Chief Smith has received numerous emails and phone calls in the past week or two regarding our policies/practices/procedures. Below is some compiled information that was in response some of the emails to hopefully help answer many of the common questions Chief Smith has received for the whole community to read.
First of all, I and the members of our department were devastated by the latest Minneapolis video. I understand that there is outrage over this incident, and that people are both angry and afraid. I understand that and I understand why, and frankly I share those same feelings.
I want to assure you and the rest of the community that we are doing everything we can here in Green Bay to keep everyone in our community safe. We begin by partnering with all the various agencies, organizations and community leaders to ensure that we are listening to every part of every community and that everyone in Green Bay knows that they have a voice.
We meet, support, consult and problem-solve with all the communities and community groups here in Green Bay, including Casa Alba, Divine Temple, COMSA, Better Days, Black Lives United, LGBTQ organizations, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club, religious groups, neighborhood councils, non-profits, etc. etc. I could talk all day about our work, partnerships and the community trust we have built, and continue to build.
We are working on recruiting and hiring, with remarkable success, to ensure that the Green Bay Police Department mirrors the community we serve in terms of race/ethnicity and gender. We have a way to go but are making great strides. We reach out to various groups within the community through community events and meetings, and we only select the top candidates with our focus on candidates’ character. We can train everything else, but we can’t put character into someone that lacks it. We do extensive backgrounds on all candidates including psychological profiles and polygraphs, and reject all candidates that exhibit violent histories, bias or racism. We do reject most candidates that apply.
We continually provide extensive training to ensure our officers work is free from bias and we all police constitutionally. We provide ongoing training in the appropriate Use of Force. Our training is ongoing, relevant and measurable. This winter we had Dr. Dereck Jefferies from UWGB provide training to all our personnel on ethics, and the concept of Human Dignity. Dr. Jefferies is a professor of religion and ethics and the author of several books including his latest, “Americas jails, the search for human dignity in an age of mass incarceration”. He conducted ten lecture/discussion classes for our officers and supervisors. This was fantastic training from an admirable and respected UWGB professor. Incidentally we have scheduled refresher training Friday for all our supervisors in Use of Force, specifically the kind of force used by the Minneapolis officers. I want to make sure nothing like that ever happens here.
Over the last two years we focused our training on Constitutional Policing, de-escalation, Implicit Bias and mental health/crisis intervention training. We flew out from the East Coast (on private donated funds) two of the United States foremost trainers in de-escalation and Implicit Bias and provided training to our personnel and officers from around the region. Again, great training. We also have provided mental health training for most of our field officers (40 hours of Community Crisis Intervention Training) and have formed a full time a two officer/one clinician Mental Health Unit to assist community members in crisis.
Every newly hired officer goes through our "Mini Academy” for five weeks, where we review Use of Force, Green Bay Police Policies, ethics, community relations, mental health crisis intervention and many other important topics. We then have them on a probationary period for a year where we continue to train and monitor their work. Those that do not meet our high standard are removed from the department.
Training and proper hiring is critical, but I believe it is all as waste of time without accountability. Our system of discipline, auditing, reviews and ongoing training holds officers at all levels (including me) accountable for our actions. You only need to do a quick internet search to find out how many of our officers have been provided more training, disciplined and/or removed from their positions for their behavior. Here at GBPD we hold everyone accountable for their actions.
The Green Bay Police Department is overseen by a civilian Board of Police and Fire commissioners, and this civilian oversight is key to Department accountability.
We do not have body cameras yet but we do have cameras in all our police cars. We are still pursuing body cameras for all our officers.
Sorry we couldn’t have a longer conversation about this topic. We have held community forums to discuss this incident and our efforts. We have a terrific community here in Green Bay, and I think the Green Bay Police Department has earned the community’s support. I recognize that we need to work on that trust every day, in every interaction we have.
I will invite everyone to our next Community Advisory meeting where you can meet and discuss any police or community issue you like with me and our Community advisory board meeting.
Chief Andrew Smith

The next Sex Offender Residency Board meeting will be Wednesday, June 10th at 3pm (note the time change of meeting from ...
06/04/2020

The next Sex Offender Residency Board meeting will be Wednesday, June 10th at 3pm (note the time change of meeting from the usual meeting time)
For information on how to access the meeting via Zoom, please see the meeting packet on the City website:
https://greenbaywi.gov/129/Meetings-Agendas-Minutes

Heads up for a short bridge closure tomorrow of the Walnut Street bridge.  Main Street and Mason Street Bridges are alte...
06/03/2020

Heads up for a short bridge closure tomorrow of the Walnut Street bridge. Main Street and Mason Street Bridges are alternate routes during the closure.

06/03/2020
www.govpaynow.com

The Green Bay Municipal Court will re-open for initial court hearings beginning 6/8/2020. Initial court hearings are held Monday – Thursday. We will be implementing an Operating Plan to ensure the safety of all who enter the courthouse. We are asking individuals to wear a face covering to court. Also, we will be taking your temperature before you enter. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 will not be allowed in the courthouse. Those not allowed to enter will have their court hearing rescheduled. Once we have completed our initial court hearings for the day, the courthouse doors will be locked for the remainder of the day.

We have had many questions regarding payment of fines. You will be able to come to the courthouse and pay your fines while we are open for court. The doors will open at 8:00 am and close at approximately 9:30 am. To pay your fine when the courthouse is closed, please mail a check or money order to 330 S Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301. DO NOT SEND CASH! To pay your fine online, go to www.govpaynow.com and use our Pay Location Code of 1339. There is a convenience fee charged by the credit card company to use this service.

Thank you Green Bay Municipal Court

Severe Thunderstorm watch for the area. Possible hail, damaging winds, and flooding.
06/03/2020

Severe Thunderstorm watch for the area. Possible hail, damaging winds, and flooding.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until midnight for portions of central and east-central Wisconsin.

It is a hot one today...if you are out and about make sure to drink plenty of water.Also, remember to leave your pets at...
06/02/2020

It is a hot one today...if you are out and about make sure to drink plenty of water.
Also, remember to leave your pets at home. We have already received calls regarding pets in cars. Fido does not need to ride with you when you go grocery shopping. Shade and open windows are not enough to keep the car cool.

☀️🌡️ Remember to practice warm weather safety and stay cool & hydrated this afternoon!
⛈️⚡️ THEN, prepare for thunderstorms this evening. Here's a reminder about the different types of messages you may see. Right now we are still in the "outlook" phase of messaging.
weather.gov/grb

06/01/2020
WBAY TV-2

WBAY TV-2

AMAZING: Green Bay protest organizers and others are helping clean up at the Marathon station where there was some looting and shots fired. The organizer says the looters and those committing violence were not part of the peaceful protest and do not represent them.

06/01/2020
WBAY TV-2

WBAY TV-2

FIRST ALERT: Green Bay Police hold press conference on shots fired at gas station, looting.

05/31/2020

We have received multiple calls regarding a scammer calling people claiming to be an officer from our department stating that the person has an outstanding warrant and they must pay over the phone or they will be arrested. The caller ID displays the number of 448-3200, which is our number. The scammer also uses the name of one of our officers. The scammer is very aggressive and will call multiple times.
This is a scam! Numbers can be “spoofed” to make it appear the scammer is actually calling from the legitimate number. We do NOT call people with warrants and we do NOT accept any payment over the phone. We also do NOT accept any gift cards as payment for warrants.

Missing adult male from Green Bay Police Department : Nixle
05/30/2020
Missing adult male from Green Bay Police Department : Nixle

Missing adult male from Green Bay Police Department : Nixle

Missing adult male with cognitive and mental health disabilities has gone missing from the 400 Block of North Chestnut Avenue on the City of Green Bay’s near west side. The male “Ian” was last seen ...

Thank you to Pepsi for their donation to our department this morning!
05/29/2020

Thank you to Pepsi for their donation to our department this morning!

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin
05/28/2020

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

Attention folks near the East River! It is rising quickly this afternoon due to the heavy rain. Runoff will continue and the river will rise through the evening. If you live near the river, prepare now for possible flooding! #wiwx #flooding #TurnAroundDontDrown

05/28/2020

Message to the Green Bay Community regarding the incident in Minneapolis resulting in the death of Mr. George Floyd

Over the last several days I have received many calls, emails and media inquiries regarding the videotaped police use of force incident in Minneapolis that resulted in the death of Mr. George Floyd. Our deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Floyd and his family and friends. This was a tragic incident and it should not have happened.

I want to assure the Green Bay community that the Green Bay Police Department is doing everything we can to keep every member of our community safe and to ensure that our officers use force appropriately, and only in those situations in which it is absolutely necessary.

The men and women of the Green Bay Police Department have worked diligently and will continue to work to earn community trust and form meaningful partnerships in the community based on mutual respect. We have developed strong working partnerships with many community leaders and organizations that help guide us, give us their perspective, and help us to provide the best service possible to the residents of Green Bay.

What occurred in Minneapolis is devastating. In Wisconsin and specifically here in Green Bay we train our officers to ensure the overall safety and well-being of all people. We train our officers that it their duty and responsibility to constantly re-evaluate the use of force and use only that amount of force necessary to overcome resistance. In Green Bay we also train the concept of “officer overrides” which calls on partner officers to take over an incident if an involved officer is inappropriately using force, or not handling a situation properly. We have scheduled refresher training this week for all our supervisors in Use of Force, specifically the kind of force used by the Minneapolis officers. I want to make sure nothing like that ever happens here.

As a department we constantly evaluate our practices and review all use of force incidents, and as Chief of Police I personally review the circumstances of every use of force that occurs in Green Bay. We recently provided training on constitutional policing, de-escalation and the concept that each of us has inherent “human dignity” that must be respected in all situations. The Green Bay community has high standards for our officers and we hold our officers to those high standards at all times. Training and proper hiring is critical, but I believe it is meaningless without accountability. Our system of auditing, reviewing, ongoing training and discipline holds officers at all levels (including me) accountable for our actions.

Tragic incidents like the death of Mr. Floyd erode the trust of law enforcement across the country. Incidents like this can cause fear and mistrust, and harm our police-community relationship. We have a terrific community here in Green Bay, and I think we have earned the community’s support and trust, and I recognize that we need to work on that trust every day, in every interaction we have. We will continue to work hard, together to ensure the City of Green Bay is a great place to live and raise a family.
Very respectfully,
Chief Andrew Smith
Green Bay Police Department

A photo from the area of South Madison St and Stuart, downtown. Please use caution while driving!
05/28/2020

A photo from the area of South Madison St and Stuart, downtown. Please use caution while driving!

Please use caution while driving! Do NOT drive around barricades or flooded streets. The depth of water can change sudde...
05/28/2020

Please use caution while driving! Do NOT drive around barricades or flooded streets. The depth of water can change suddenly. Turn around, don’t drown!

[5/28/2020] Reminder to exercise caution near flooded roadways, and while driving over roads that have been covered with water. Slow down to reduce the chances of hydroplaning!

Rain is moving into the area today. Please be mindful of the weather.If you have not signed up yet for Code Red notifica...
05/28/2020

Rain is moving into the area today. Please be mindful of the weather.
If you have not signed up yet for Code Red notifications, go to FloodinginBC.com to sign up.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to move across central and far northeast Wisconsin early this morning. Heavy rainfall can be expected which could create flooding of urban and low-lying flooding. Do not drive across water-covered roads!

05/27/2020
City of Green Bay Government

Some information from the City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

#GreenBayGoesOn during this pandemic and our parks remain open. Bring the whole family and try out disc golf at Triangle Sports Area or Perkins Park!

As always, reach out to any department for questions or concerns.
Request for Service: https://rfs.greenbaywi.gov/requestforservice/
Contact the Mayor: https://greenbaywi.gov/formcenter/Mayor-5/Contact-the-Mayor-126
Parks Department Website: https://greenbaywi.gov/Parks
Parks Department Contact Information: 920-448-3365 or email [email protected]

#ILoveGBParks ☀️

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