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Cape Gazette NI:WS FRIDAY, JANUARY 18- MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 17 ment's staffing and budget have Lewes," he said. "Milton has its up to $6,000. An IACP member been hot topics during the past own set of requirements and I, would travel to Milton to meet two budget years. Councilman for one, think we might want to with town officials to design a Norman Lester said an IACP spend to have a professional or- desired outcome. After an objec- study of the department would ganization come in and look at tive is determined, Abbott said, be beneficial, what we're doing. Let's find out the IACP member would exten- "We're compared to other once and for all from a group sively interview town officials, towns, but we're not Rehoboth, that's qualified." the police chief and others be- we're not Milford, we're not Abbott estimated it would cost Continued on page 18 International group specializes in analyzing needs By Nick Roth in 2010, providing the town nick@capegazette.com council with suggestions on how the department could be im- Milton officials may seek the proved. help of an international organiza- Ocean View town officials tion to analyze the needs of the contacted the association to re- town's police department, view the department's staffing. Town council stopped short of After looking at several factors, reaching out to the International including population and crime Association of Chiefs of Police at rates, the consultant recom- its Jan. 7 meeting. Instead, Town mended the department add one Manager Win Abbott will speak full-time officer. with other towns about their ex- "We definitely got our mon- perience with the group, ey's worth out of this study," Speaking of funding the police Ocean View Police Chief Ken department, Abbott said, "There McLaughlin said. "It was done by has been a lot of talk, a lot of an- a very professional gentleman. I guish over the whole subject [of think the town as a whole was police] over a period of monthsl very satisfied." and the task given was to find out McLaughlin said the consult- what it would take to do this ant spent about three 10- to 12- [study]. This addresses an out- hour days with the department, standing concern in a profession- going through policies, riding al manner." along with officers and analyzing The association, founded in crime data. McLaughlin, who 1893, addresses issues con- was advocating for an additional fronting law enforcement officer at the time of the study, through advocacy, programs and said he was told by the consult- research. Among the services it ant that he would remain neutral. provides is a comprehensive "He made it clear he was con- study of a municipality's police ducting an independent study, department. The IACP conduct- and his findings were what they ed a complete review of the were," McLaughlin said. Ocean View Police Department The Milton Police Depart- u'-" ewey establishments licensed to serve beer, wine and liquor, which con- stitutes an illegal tax on alcohol. Continued from page 14 Pdordan said the gross receipts tax for businesses should match is already in place and is accurate the accommodations tax to ap- and fair?" pear reasonable in court in case In a Nov. 30 letter, Highway Highway One takes action. One attorney Stephen Spence "We're likely to get very high- threatened legal action against powered challenges," Riordan the town for charging more for said. Screen Door One-of-a-kind vintage finds. FEATURING: ANTIQUES, REPURPOSED ~ MID.CENTURY FURNITURE, ARCHITECTURAL PIECES, OLD WINDOWS, DOORS, SHUTTERS, HARDWARE, MARY COSTA WOOD ART & MUCH MORE! WINTER HOURS THURS. - SUN. 10-5 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK 302.827.2149 Located in Lewes, Rt, 9 East (Freeman Highway) - on way to Cape May-Lewes Ferry & State Park Price'sExclusive Customer Reward Program* Customer Reward Gift Card No-charge emergency roadside assistance for gasoline delivery, lockout, towing, etc. One (1) no-charge rental car for overnight service or repairs 72-hour or 250-mile Buy-Back Guarantee We always appreciate your referrals and each time you refer a customer to your salesperson, and the referral buys a car from us, we will replenish your card with a gift of $50 Ask to see Price ustomer Reward program information for full details. WE GIVE YOU O JUST FOR BEING A CUSTOMER 302.734.1000 IUTOMO.IIV[ GR[IUP 4567 S. DuPont Hwy. (Rte. 13) Dover, DE 19901