Providing a Safe and Secure Environment in the Airport Region

The Gateway to Milwaukee has worked for years to make the airport area the safest part of the City of Milwaukee. To enhance safety and security for businesses and visitors who are staying in the area, The Gateway to Milwaukee launched a security patrol initiative in 2007. Currently, Security Personnel Inc. provides patrol service near hotels, restaurants, and retail businesses.

Security System Grant Program

To complement the safety efforts of our organization, The Gateway to Milwaukee started a Security System Grant Program. This grant offers 50% of the cost of a security system, up to $1,000, for business and property owners.  Security projects should have the primary purposes should be for crime reduction, theft prevention, vandalism prevention and improved safety for the business and its surrounding area.  Some of the items that the grant would cover would be:  cameras, alarms, security lighting,  and upgraded locks, items to secure windows and/or doors.

If you are interested in receiving a Security System Grant, please see the application links below:

 Security Grant Application – BID #40

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 414-4455-3323 or e-mail at



Crime Analysis Report
The Gateway to Milwaukee partnered with local firm, Big Lake Data LLC, to conduct a crime data analysis on crime statistics in the Gateway area. The analysis looked at available Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) crime data from throughout the Airport Gateway Business Improvement District (AGBID), between 2005 and 2014.

Since 2008, there has been a 40% decline in overall crime in the AGBID. This decline in crime, coincides with the Gateway to Milwaukee’s formation of a mobile security patrol in 2008.