62.1 F
Delaware

Milford Police To Host Night Out

Must Read

Brightway Commons Inspection Reveals Mold

by Terry Rogers     Loleta Belfast knew something wasn’t right with her apartment in Brightway Commons. The apartment management company had...

Young field hockey team aims for consistency

  By Kevin Eickman Coming off a 6-9 season last year and a young team overall, Milford High School field hockey...

Football faces the unknown

By Kevin Eickman Like all fall sports in Delaware, Milford football is learning to adapt. Following last year's return to...

Councilman Skip Pikus, Police Cheif Hudson and Councilman Doug Morrow cooking up free hotdogs at last year’s event.

The Milford Police Department will be hosting its annual Milford Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 from 6pm to 8pm in Bicentennial Park. The purpose of this event is to heighten awareness of the Milford Police Department’s services and crime prevention and more importantly to continue to build a strong relationship with the Milford Community.

This year will mark the 18th year that the Milford Police Department has participated in the national event, which has been going on for 29 years the first Tuesday of every August. The program aims to promote neighborhood spirit and a police-community partnership in fighting for a safer nation.

Milford School District Resource Office Joey Melvin has been organizing the event this year and stresses the need for police officers to interact with citizens on an incident-free basis.

“I have seen first- hand working in the schools the impact of changing the minds of children about who the police are and what they are here to do,” commented Officer Melvin. “They begin to see that police officers are their friends and here to keep them safe. In the schools, discipline incidents always decrease and even academics begin to improve.”

Officer Melvin has worked in the Milford School District developing programs to teach students about cyberbullying, smart decision making and is also involved in the Milford Motivation Mentoring Program. In the upcoming school year he hopes to present courses on car seat safety, bike registration and pedestrian safety in local neighborhoods.

Milford Police Department’s Milford Night Out will include free music, food, drinks, and emergency vehicles on display. Representatives from the following agencies will have displays: Delaware Dept. of Highway Safety, Crime Stoppers, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, Delaware Red Cross, Carlisle Fire Department, University of Delaware Safety Extension, Delaware Attorney General’s Office Child Predator Task Force and Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

Community businesses and individuals looking to volunteer are urged to call Officer Melvin at 302-422-8081.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Brightway Commons Inspection Reveals Mold

by Terry Rogers     Loleta Belfast knew something wasn’t right with her apartment in Brightway Commons. The apartment management company had...
- Advertisement -

Young field hockey team aims for consistency

  By Kevin Eickman Coming off a 6-9 season last year and a young team overall, Milford High School field hockey coach Andrea McPike is looking...

Football faces the unknown

By Kevin Eickman Like all fall sports in Delaware, Milford football is learning to adapt. Following last year's return to Division I, Milford has a...

Oil spill washes ashore at Broadkill Beach

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded this afternoon to reports of an oil spill estimated at five barrels or about 215...

Run for the Arts Planned for Halloween Weekend

by Terry Rogers     Mispillion Art League is not letting a pandemic stop their annual Run for the Arts. The 3rd Annual Run for the Arts...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This