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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Contact: Special Agent Robert Schmidt, PIO-ATF

Targeting Milwaukee Area Gun Crime

ATF, MPD and Clear Channel Outdoor Partner to Encourage Citywide Public Safety Campaign

MILWAUKEE ? James C. Modzelewski, Special Agent in Charge of the St. Paul Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Edward A. Flynn, chief of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and David Ford, president and general manager of Clear Channel Outdoor today announced a Tip Line and Billboard Campaign to encourage the citizens of Milwaukee to report firearm-related crimes.

Milwaukee-area citizens can call 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867), 24/7, to report gun crime, and can remain anonymous when providing information. Depending on the level of assistance, citizens may be eligible for monetary awards if the information leads to a successful prosecution.

Clear Channel Outdoor has generously donated electronic billboard space throughout the Milwaukee metro area to advertise the ATF Tip Line.

The campaign's goal is to increase citizen involvement in making communities safer and remind the public that it can report gun crime anonymously.

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St. Paul Field Division