Milford Mayor Sidelines Plans for Police Station, Upsetting Police

The mayor of Milford has sidelined plans for a new police station, upsetting both the police chief and other officials.

Milford's aldermen voted in 2017 to buy land for a new police station, but Mayor Ben Blake said late last week he has "tapped the brakes" on the project. The mayor told NBC Connecticut the situation calls for either enhancing the current facility or building a new one. The proposal to build a new facility was bigger than the budgeted amount and so at this point they will plan to enhance the existing facility, Blake said.

City leaders voted to buy about six acres of land for $4.5 million for a new Milford police station. Police Chief Keith Mello says he'd hate to see the city let go of the site, and says the Milford police department's current station is too small and obsolete.

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