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Event Postponed: MPC & to Partner for Newsmaker Luncheon Featuring Police Chief Alfonso Morales

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11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Newsroom Pub
137 E. Wells St. Milwaukee WI, 53202


We were notified on June 26th that the Police Chief now has a conflict for this event.  We are attempting to reschedule as soon as possible. 

MILWAUKEE – Alfonso Morales will be the featured speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Morales was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department in 1993. He was named interim chief in February after former Chief Edward Flynn retired, and appointed April 5 to permanent status. Morales’ term will expire in January 2020.

Morales began as an officer in District Two and later served in the Vice Control Division.  In 1999, he was promoted to Detective and worked in the Criminal Investigation Bureau.  Promotions led to positions including Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he managed the night shift Gang Crimes Unit and Homicide Unit; managing the detective decentralization project in District Three; and assignments in Internal Affairs, the Police Academy, and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas). He later served as the Crisis Negotiator Commander of MPD’s negotiators unit that responded to incidents involving barricaded armed subjects.  In 2013, Morales was promoted to Commanding Officer of District Two, which encompasses part of Milwaukee’s South Side. He also ran MPD’s Project Safe Neighborhood-High Value Target program, a department-wide initiative designed to reduce violent crime by focusing enforcement efforts on some of the worst gun offenders in our community.

Morales will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. The event is open to the public.

The media panel:

  • Colleen Henry, WISN 12 News
  • Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Michael Spaulding, Newsradio 620 WTMJ

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin. joins the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Press club Newsmaker Luncheons are held to shed light on issues of the day. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series.  Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party!  MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.

Event Sponsors

  • Medical College of Wisconsin


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