The South Milwaukee Police Department is led by the Chief of Police who is responsible for all department operations. The Chief's command team consists of an Operations Captain, an Administration and Services Captain, 1 Investigations Lieutenant, and 3 Patrol Lieutenants.
The Operations Captain is responsible for patrol operations consisting of 3 Patrol Lieutenants and 23 Patrol Officers.
The Administration and Services Captain is responsible for 1 Investigations Lieutenant, 3 Investigators, 2 School Resource Officers, and all non-sworn staff.
A Lead Clerk/IT Specialist oversees the clerical responsibilities, which consist of one fulltime clerk and 1 part-time clerk.