Panhandlers on Route 113 causing safety concerns

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During the committee and ward report section of a recent Milford City Council agenda, Councilwoman Katrina Wilson commented that she had received several complaints from residents about panhandling at intersections of Route 113. Councilwoman Wilson stated that many people felt the issue was getting out of hand. “I’m assuming they are homeless, but it’s becoming overwhelming,” Councilwoman Wilson said. “I …

MPD Behavioral Health Unit hopes to expand

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At a recent Milford City Council meeting, Acting Chief Ed Huey explained to council members that Milford Police Department was hoping to expand the Behavioral Health Unit to include victim services. Currently, the department uses Delaware State Police Victim Services, but it was felt that bringing that to the local level would be beneficial. During the meeting, Councilman Mike Boyle …

Delay in implementation of MPD Take Home Vehicle program

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In an effort to promote recruitment for the Milford Police Department, Milford City Council approved a program that would allow police officers to take home vehicles. This required the city to purchase a much larger fleet of vehicles. Before the retirement of Chief Kenneth Brown, he indicated that there would be a delay in the delivery of the vehicles purchased …

Deadline for Police Chief applications approaching

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The City of Milford will accept applications for the Chief of Police position until September 15. The position opened when Chief Kenneth Brown retired the first of August in order to help his wife in her business in Laurel. “We currently have about 19 applicants from a pretty good cross range,” City Manager Mark Whitfield said. “A lot of them …

Chief Brown recognized by council

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Milford City Council presented retiring Chief Kenneth Brown with a proclamation signed by Mayor Archie Campbell at a recent meeting. Chief Brown will retire on August 1 after being with the force since 1986. “Chief Brown was born and raised in Milford, starting his career with Milford Police Department in 1986 as a part-time dispatcher and later was hired as …

Ground broken for new Milford Police Station

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On Wednesday, July 27, city and state officials broke ground for the new Milford Police Station which will be constructed across the street from the current station. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2023. “This is a big day for Milford,” Mayor Archie Campbell said. “It is great for us to be building this police station right here. …

Milford Night Out planned for August 2

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Milford Night Out, an event that highlights the services offered by the Milford Police Department, is planned for Tuesday, August 2 from 6 to 8 PM in Bicentennial Park. This is the 26th year for the event which provides entertainment and activities that encourage residents of Milford and the surrounding areas to come out and celebrate. “This is an annual …

School Resource Officer MOU approved by school board, council

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In meetings held simultaneously, Milford School District and the City of Milford approved a Memorandum of Understanding related to school resource officers in the district. The Board of Education discussed the contract briefly at their meeting. “We were able to reach an agreement with the city for a five year phased increase and that corresponds to the contract negotiations that …

Milford Police Chief to retire

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Chief Kenneth Brown, who took the job as Milford’s police chief in January 2016, has announced he will step down as of August 1. Chief Brown took over the department after the retirement of Chief E. Keith Hudson who served as chief since 2002. “Last year, I got married and my wife has a funeral home down in Laurel,” Chief …

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City awards police station construction bids

Terry Rogers 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 …