MSD Resource Officers reduced to one

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Police & Fire

Milford School District could be down to one resource officer in the fall Milford School District Superintendent Kevin Dickerson announced at a recent school board meeting that it was possible that the district would have their Resource Officer staff reduced from three to one. In the past, Milford Police Department provided three officers to the district, but Chief Kenneth Brown …

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Carlisle Fire Company holds drill in downtown Milford

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Carlisle Fire Company holds drill in downtown Milford (Photo courtesy of Glenn Gillespie) On July 6, visitors to downtown Milford were treated to a display of the new ladder truck, Tower 42, which was recently placed in service with Carlisle Fire Company. The volunteer fire department held a drill to test the maneuverability of the new apparatus. “We wanted to …

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Carlisle Fire Company puts new ambulance, ladder truck in service

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Carlisle Fire Company puts new ambulance and ladder truck in operation Carlisle Fire Company recently purchased a new ambulance and a new ladder truck, replacing equipment that had aged out of service. Both pieces of equipment have new technology that will benefit not only the firefighters and EMTs, but also the citizens of Milford. “Our old ladder was purchased in …

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MPD investigating bomb threat at Walmart

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Walmart in Milford was closed Thursday, June 3 after a bomb threat was called in. On Thurs., June 3, an unknown suspect contacted the Milford Walmart and informed them that there was a possible bomb in the store. According to Sergeant Robert Masten of the Milford Police Department, nothing was found after police searched extensively. “We are currently investigating and …

Jeepers Back the Blue supports fallen law enforcement officers

Terry Rogers Culture, Police & Fire

The Jeepers Back the Blue Foundation is planning a Jamboree to benefit the families of fallen law enforcement officers After the death of Corporal Stephen Ballard of the Delaware State Police on April 26, 2017, Jeff Lehnert wanted to do something as a tribute to the fallen officer. His desire to do something led to the creation of Jeepers Back …

Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force Subcommittee releases recommendations

Terry Rogers Delaware Live, Police & Fire

After several months of discussion regarding the use of force, workforce development and community policing, the State of Delaware Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force Subcommittee released recommendations for consideration by the full task force regarding methods to address police reform. The recommendations related to use of force, training, collection of data, feedback from personnel and funding. “The nine recommendations presented …

Vehicle drives into businesses on Causey Avenue

Terry Rogers Business, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

According to Sergeant Robert Masten of the Milford Police Department, a 75-year old woman pulled from a parking space on Causey Avenue on April 13 around 4:00 PM and struck a vehicle. For an unknown reason, the vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet, continued across the roadway and into the building which houses Salon M, a hair salon owned by Megan Cagle …

North Street Drug Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests

Terry Rogers Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

On Mar. 11, 2021 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a property in the 400 block of North Street to complete a two month drug investigation. The MPD Drug Unit was assisted by MPD’s K9, Patrol, and Criminal Divisions, as well as officers from the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police, United States …

Social worker to ride with MPD officers

Terry Rogers Police & Fire

In Oct. 2020, Milford Councilman Jason James proposed establishing a behavioral health unit within the Milford Police Department. At a recent City Council meeting, Chief Kenneth Brown announced that the department had taken the first step toward establishing mental health services when officers respond to calls by partnering with Partners in Public Safety Solutions, an organization created by retired police …