WPPA Benefits & Services
Representing nearly 10,000 members from more than 300 local association affiliates, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) is our state’s largest law enforcement group. Founded as a fraternal organization in 1932, the WPPA now advocates for its members in the workplace, before the state legislature and various administrative agencies, the courts, and the communities in which they serve. The WPPA represents the vast majority of officers in Wisconsin.
Headquartered in Madison, the WPPA’s staff consists of 20 employees, which includes business agents located throughout the state, an in-house legal staff, along with various other support personnel.
As a full-service labor organization, the WPPA provides a wide range of services to its members:
- Contract negotiation & enforcement (includes both interest & grievance arbitration)
- Disciplinary representation
- Statewide governmental affairs (legislative & political action advocacy)
- Strategic public relations advocacy
- Consultation and advice on worker's compensation and duty disability claims, as well as on pension-related issues and retirement benefits disputes
- Strategic local political action planning
- Immediate critical incident representation on a 24/7 basis
ADDITIONALLY, members in good standing can individually enroll in our Extended Legal Protection Plan to secure additional legal coverage for criminal and civil defense, as well as worker’s compensation and duty disability claims.
The WPPA also administers a scholarship program, an annual service awards program, and a $5,000 death benefit to the survivors of officers killed in the line of duty.