The safety of our blossoming community is a testament to the borough police and mayor

| 15 Oct 2021 | 02:10

    To the Editor:

    For a number of years I worked in a Milford shop, often on my own. There were times, especially leaving the shop alone at night, when I felt uneasy. A few years ago I began finding notes stuck to the front door of the store which were left by Milford police officers. I learned it was part of community policing program initiated by Mayor Sean Strub. Officers would walk or bike through town at night, checking businesses to make sure all was secure. I felt more comfortable knowing I wasn’t as alone as I thought I was.

    Over the last few years, the mayor has instituted more training opportunities for borough police officers and increased their pay, resulting in a lower turnover rate for part-time officers. The mayor has overseen a complete overhaul of the department’s operations, the first in nearly 20 years, and the community is benefitting.

    Traffic moving through town is monitored for speeding, officers are engaged in community events with programs for children and residents are participating with a newly created Public Safety Committee.

    In the 30 years I have lived in the area, I have seen Milford, Pike County’s hub, blossom into a community where people want to be, particularly in the last five years. Since Mr. Strub became mayor we have seen more community involvement, more cultural opportunities and yes, more security.

    I strongly encourage all those who live in the borough to vote to keep Sean Strub as mayor. When Milford grows, we all benefit.

    Eileen Hudson

    Westfall Township