Milford Police Department

The Milford Police Department is concerned with the safety and welfare of all citizens of Milford . In an effort to assure the safety of everyone living in our community we offer these tips and reminders:

Sexual Assault / Robbery Prevention: 

  • Avoid walking alone at night or in secluded areas
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Always park and walk in well lit areas if possible
  • Avoid wearing expensive looking jewelry in public
  • When approaching your vehicle, have your keys ready
  • Always lock your car doors prior to starting it up
  • If you believe that you are being followed, walk to a store or public place and call the police immediately.
  • Report anything suspicious to the Milford Police.

These tips are advisory only.

Burglary Prevention:

  • Keep doors, windows and garages closed and locked at all times
  • Keep scrubs and bushes around your house well trimmed
  • If traveling, use timers on lights and electrical appliances
  • Have Post Office hold your mail
  • Keep grass mowed and trash cans emptied
  • Use motion sensitive lights around the perimeter of your house
  • Consider adding additional dead bolts to exterior doors.
  • Form a neighborhood alliance with trusted neighbors to watch out for each other
  • Report all suspicious activity to the police department immediately.

These tips are advisory only.

Identity Theft Tips:

  • Pay attention to your billing cycle on all your bills; follow up with creditors immediately concerning any missing bills.
  • Place out going mail in post office collection boxes.
  • Promptly remove all mail from your mailbox.
  • If you are planning to be away, have your mail put on vacation hold until you return.
  • Put passwords on your credit card, bank, and phone accounts. Avoid using easily available information i.e. SS#, maiden name etc. as a password.
  • Shred all documents with containing any personal information before putting them in the trash.
  • Never give personal information out over the phone unless you are certain it is safe.

These tips are advisory only.

Auto Theft Safety & Prevention Tips:

  • Make sure your car is lock at all times.
  • Never leave your vehicle running while unattended.
  • Always remove your keys while refueling.
  • Keep all personal items, such as checkbook, personal identification, credit cards, purses, wallet and CD’s out of view.
  • Always activate any anti-theft you have on your vehicle.
  • Don’t hide spare keys in your car.
  • Engrave your driver license number on stereos and car phone.
  • Never leave high tech devices such as cellular phones, portables TV’s, and compact disc players visible.
  • Do not place your vehicle registration in your glove compartment. Alternative is to keep it on your person while occupancy your vehicle.

These tips are advisory only.

Safety Tips for Children:

  • Know your first and last name including the spelling.
  • Know your address, city, state, and zip code.
  • Know your phone number including area code.
  • Know your parent’s first and last name.
  • Know your parent’s place of work and phone number.
  • Learn also other close relative phone numbers such as grandparents, aunts, and /or uncles.
  • Know what number to dial in case of an emergency.
  • Do not talk to strangers. (people you do not know)
  • Do not accept rides, candy, or toys from strangers.
  • Always try to walk, play, and or travel in a group or with a friend.

These tips are advisory only.