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City awards police station construction bids

Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers     Artist rendering of new Milford Police Department At a special meeting of Milford City Council, bids for the construction off the new police station were presented. Richard Y. Johnson & Son, the project manager for the product, opened bids for the various aspects of the construction on March 22, 2022, and all bids provided were …

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Milford Police Department receives Trilogy Award

Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers     Chief John Horsman, Chief Kenneth Brown and Mayor Archie Campbell hold the Trilogy Award On Monday, March 28, Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown was presented with the Trilogy Award by Retired Chief John Horsman, past president of FBI-LEEDA, an agency that advances the science and art of law enforcement leadership around the world. The Trilogy …

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Bill would remove earnings cap on police, firefighter disability pay

Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

A bipartisan bill released from committee today would allow disabled officers and firefighters to earn more money without being penalized. Photo/Getty Images. On Dec. 10, 2020, Milford Police Cpl. T.J. Webb was shot six times while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Rehoboth Beach.  The man who shot Webb was killed by police during the incident, but it was only …

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City Offices closed to the public through January

Government, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     City of Milford offices are closed to the public for the month of January due to staffing shortages and the COVID-19 spike The City of Milford has announced that their offices will be closed to the public throughout the month of January. “We closed buildings to the public for two reasons,” Mark Whitfield, City Manager, …

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New Police Facility project goes out for bid

Government, Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers     Artist rendering of what the new Milford Police Station may look like At their Mon., Jan 10 meeting, Milford City Council voted unanimously to allow Richard Y. Johnson, the construction management company for the new police facility, to send out bids for the new building. After the Police Facility Citizen’s Oversight Committee agreed to send …

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Chief updates council on new police facility

Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers     Chief Brown updated council on the new police facility progress At a recent City Council meeting, Milford Chief of Police Kenneth Brown provided information on the new police facility progress. According to Chief Brown, the Citizen Police Facility Advisory Committee has been working with Becker Morgan to narrow down options for the new facility. “Becker …

City considers medical marijuana restriction

Government, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council discussed a possible policy change that would prohibit employees from holding a medical marijuana card At a recent workshop, Milford City Council discussed a recommendation from City Manager Mark Whitfield and Human Resource Director Jamesha Williams to deny city employees the ability to obtain a medical marijuana card. Because the city receives …

MPD Lieutenant recognized by Paige’s Kindness Project

Headlines, Police & Fire

Lt. Ed Huey of Milford Police Department receives a gift from Paige Howell of Paige’s Kindness Project On December 9, Audie Marino shared a post on social media recognizing a kind act performed by Lieutenant Ed Huey of the Milford Police Department. When Paige Howell, who operates Paige’s Kindness Project, learned of his selfless act, she wanted to recognize Huey …

MPD sees benefits from Behavioral Health Unit

Headlines, Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers The new Behavioral Health Unit at MPD is already showing benefits Recently, the City of Milford hired two behavioral health specialists to create the first Behavioral Health Unit working with the Milford Police Department. Currently, the unit has one full-time and one part-time member. A second part-time person will join the unit in the next few weeks. …