Public Safety

A priority of mine is to ensure that our communities in Southeast Wisconsin are a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. I have met with local officials, law enforcement officers, and folks across Southeast Wisconsin to discuss how we can keep our communities safe. Defunding the police is a dangerous idea that will make our communities less safe. We must support our men and women of law enforcement. By fixing what’s wrong and supporting what’s working, we can strengthen Southeast Wisconsin.

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August 19, 2021 Press Release

FRANKLIN, WISCONSIN— Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) held a Law Enforcement Roundtable at the Franklin Police Department. Law Enforcement officials from across Wisconsin’s First Congressional joined Congressman Steil to discuss challenges facing the law enforcement community, public safety, local crime trends, and legislation impacting law enforcement.   

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) delivered a floor speech today to honor National Police Week and condemn attacks on our law enforcement community. Steil paid tribute to the life and service of Racine Police Officer John Hetland who was murdered in 2019 when trying to stop a robbery. Watch and read Steil’s floor speech below.

Mr. Speaker,

April 22, 2021 In The News

The shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wis. has led to rioting and violence and restoring public safety cannot wait, Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., told “The Story” Tuesday.

February 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI) reintroduced H.R. 233, the Exposing the Financing of Human Trafficking Act. Steil’s bill holds foreign countries accountable for their efforts to investigate, prevent, and prosecute financial criminal activities associated with human trafficking. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA) joined Steil to reintroduce the bill.

January 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01), who represents Kenosha County in the U.S. House of Representatives, released a statement on the Kenosha County District Attorney’s decision to not file charges against Kenosha police officers involved in the Jacob Blake shooting.

November 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil spoke at the Major County Sheriffs of America’s Legislative Horizon in 2021 Regional Virtual Conference. Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas hosted the event.

September 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil announced his cosponsorship of H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act, which creates federal penalties for individuals who cross state lines and target and attack law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) and Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL), both former members of law enforcement, introduced H.R. 1325. 

September 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil called on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the Kenosha riots, specifically investigating the funding and leadership structure of criminal groups.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01), who represents Kenosha County in Congress, will join President Trump in Kenosha to discuss the need to heal and rebuild our community, as well as meet with workers, families, and law enforcement in Kenosha.