City appoints first female police chief

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Cecilia P. Ashe was sworn in as Milford’s first female police chief Monday night

On Monday, February 13, Milford City Council appointed their first female police chief. Chief Cecilia Ashe will be offered an employment contract immediately. She was sworn in at the council meeting the evening her appointment was confirmed.

The opening for police chief occurred when former Chief Kenneth Brown announced his retirement in August 2022. The city began a nationwide search for a new chief before appointing Ashe.

Councilman Jason James applauded Lieutenant Ed Huey who has been acting as interim chief of police since Brown vacated the position.

Chief Ashe spent the last 17 years with the Wilmington Police Department where she was assigned the Inspector of Operations by then Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracey. She has a combined 27 plus years of law enforcement experience, including time spent as a police officer in Arlington County, Virginia.


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