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Just how safe is Milwaukee? Was a spike in homicides in 2013 an aberration, or a sign of things to come? Now in his second term, Chief Flynn will offer his perspective on the latest crime statistics for the city. He’ll also discuss his department’s data-driven approach to fighting crime, police-community relations, and how Milwaukee is doing compared to other big cities. Flynn began his tenure in Milwaukee in January of 2008, and commands an agency of 2,000 sworn officers and 700 civilians. He is the former Springfield, Massachusetts Police Commissioner, the former Secretary of Public Safety under Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and the former Police Chief in Arlington, Virginia.