|Since 1855, with the formation of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), the Police Relief Association (PRA) was created at a time no benefits existed for sworn law enforcement members who paid the ultimate sacrifice and/or passed. Spouses and children not only suffered the loss of their loved one, but also suffered a loss of support and income. The founding members of the PRA decided to organize all active and retired members to contribute to a common fund with a goal of providing assistance and benefits to the families of deceased MPD law enforcement officers. Wisconsin State Statute 213.11 mandates participation of MPD sworn law enforcement officers in the PRA in which minimal monthly dues are deducted from member’s paychecks and a death benefit of $9000.00 is paid out at time of death to the member’s stated beneficiary(ies).
The PRA fund has grown significantly since its formation from a membership consisting of just a handful of members to over four thousand members. The PRA has provided monetary support to hundreds of families who have suffered a loss of a loved one due to the board member’s dedication and commitment.
Today, the PRA Board consists of both active and retired sworn law enforcement officers elected by their membership who are held to the highest administrative and fiducial standards. The PRA is a non-profit organization that not only receives dues from members, but also accepts donations which are tax deductible. Learn more about how to donate to ensure we maintain PRA fund longevity for our successors.