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The Milford Police Department is committed to the development and perpetuation of programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency and provide a positive connection between juveniles and law enforcement. The D.A.R.E./School Liaison Program provides a forum through which students, parents, faculty, and law enforcement officers become acquainted and, as a result, earn a mutual respect. The Milford Police Department is also a member of The Coalition for a Drug Free Milford Miami Township.
Members of the police department are available upon request to provide guided tours of the police station. Participants are exposed to the various equipment and vehicles used by police officers.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of life in your area. In it you will get to know and work with your neighbors, and learn how to:
1.Recognize and report crimes and suspicious activities,
2.Protect yourself, your family, and your property,
3.Protect your neighbor’s family and property, and
4.Identify crime and disorder problems in your area and work with Neighborhood Officers to solve them.
We believe your vacation is important quality family time and you shouldn’t have to worry about the security of your home while you’re away. Let us know when you’re leaving and the Milford Police Department will perform security inspections of your home while you are gone. Upon returning home, please call the Milford Police at 513-248-5084 so that we may cancel the vacation security inspections.
The Milford Police Department maintains two pole mounted speed signs that can be deployed in areas where speeding is a problem. The speed signs are utilized to increase awareness to the motoring public about their speed. To request one of the signs in you neighborhood contact us at 248-5084.
There are varying tales about the origin of challenge coins. Some say that it dates back to the Roman Empire, others credit a young fighter pilot from the first World War. Whatever the case may be, police challenge coins have evolved into a popular contemporary practice. It’s common practice for men and women to identify themselves as part of a special police unit through ownership and presentation of these tokens. For some, it’s a demonstration of pride. For others it’s a symbol of honor. To many, as in the olden days on the battlefield, where some claim the tradition began, keeping the coin close at all times provides a sense of security. It reminds the owner that they are doing something worthwhile. The coins also serve as a catalyst for productive communication and interaction between officers and members of the community. The Milford Police Challenge Coin proudly displays the core values that every officer is committed to living by. Officers carry their coins with them at all times and are permitted in certain situations to give their coin to a citizen who exemplifies the Milford Police Department core values.
Operation COP Watch is a program whereby police officers that have made a check of a premises after normal business hours or overnight report security concerns to residents or business owners. Persons with unlawful intent often look for these inviting conditions when selecting a target for criminal action. Our goal is to reduce the likelihood of you, your home, or your business being victimized through crime prevention awareness.
The Milford Police Department Honor Guard is a team of specially trained officers that reflect the commitment to excellence, spirit of professionalism and the esprit de corps of all the members of the Milford Police Department. The Honor Guard has been requested to participate in many formal ceremonies and events throughout the community.
Members of the Milford Police Department are available to assist with special events throughout the community. Police officers routinely participate in annual events such as the Pattison Elementary Vehicle Day, Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock Up Fundraiser, National Night Out, Saint Andrew Elementary School Invention Convention, National Prescription Drug Take Back, and others. For more information call 513-248-5084.
The Milford Police Department offers security and safety inspections to enhance the security of your home or business. An officer can assess your residence or business’s security by checking doors, locks, windows, lighting, and landscaping. Officers can also provide information on personal safety issues to family members regarding door/telephone answering procedures, locking responsibilities, and intruder-in-the-house procedures. There is never a guarantee that any security measure that you have in place will prevent intrusion. However, you can reduce the risk by following recommendations made through a security inspection. This service is provided at no cost.
The Milford Police Department provides civilian background fingerprint services to residents and businesses within the city limits. The service is provided for free Monday – Friday between between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Nixle Notification System is a communication service used by the City of Milford for mass emergency notifications. Nixle employs Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of email and text messages. The Nixle system may be used for missing or abducted children, hazardous material spills, flooding, road closures or other emergencies where citizens need to be alerted. Residents can register for Nixle notifications on the Police Deparment Home Page.
“In Honor of Those who Have Fallen; Dedicated to Those who Serve”
The Clermont County Police Memorial was dedicated on October 9, 2004. Located at the Milford Community Fire Department on U.S. Route 50, the memorial stands in remembrance of the fallen law enforcement officers of Clermont County. Two names hold places of honor on the memorial:
Miami Township Constable Roy E. Carter (End of Watch: Saturday, August 6, 1966)
Clermont County Deputy Sheriff Samuel E. Rouvier (End of Watch: Saturday, May 21, 1966)