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Emerald Society of Wisconsin

P.O. Box 24

Milwaukee, WI 53201

The Emerald Society of Wisconsin

dúchas agus gairm le chéile - Heritage and Profession Together

About the Emerald Society of Wisconsin

The Emerald Society of Wisconsin, Inc. was founded in May of 1990 in order to foster and promote Irish heritage and culture in the law enforcement and criminal justice community in Wisconsin. The Emerald Society is a social, fraternal, and cultural organization. The Society is open to all present and past members of the law enforcement and criminal justice community who are of Irish descent or who have an interest in fostering and furthering that heritage.

The Emerald Society of Wisconsin is a charter member of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies, Inc. You can find more information about the NCLEES by clicking the link above.

The Society's primary mission is its' annual fundraiser to benefit the Concerns for Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) - Wisconsin Chapter, and Shielded Hearts. Click on the Fundraiser link above for more information.

Dues are $25.00 per year (March 17th to March 16th) and are prorated at $2.50 per month for those who wish to join in midyear. First year dues are waived for any recruit, cadet, or student enrolled in a state approved or federal basic law enforcement course. Enrollment is subject to verification. Click on the Membership link above for more information.

Meetings of the Society occur every other month starting in September and ending in May. Members of the Society gather throughout the year for other social events (Christmas Party, Brewer Baseball outing; St. Patrick's Day Parades, Blue Mass, etc). Many of the Society's members also volunteer annually for entertainment/dignitary transportation at Milwaukee Irish Fest.

Upcoming Events

  • Fundraiser to benefit WI C.O.P.S. and Shielded Hearts - Sunday, March 5th, 2017 - 12:00p.m. - Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
  • Download the flyer for the
    March 5th Fundraiser!

  • Membership Meeting - Monday, March 6th, 7:00p.m. - Dugout 54
  • Membership Meeting - Monday, May 1st, 2017 - 7:00p.m. - Dugout 54
  • The Logo

    The Emerald Society logo shows the State of Wisconsin amid the Claddagh, a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and love. The crossed sword, gavel, and key symbolize the three branches of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. "The motto dúchas agus gairm le chéile" is Gaelic, meaning, "heritage and profession together."