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24 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 2003 Milton Continued from page 19 whenever they see someone vio- lating either a law or a town ordi- nance, he said. "We do issue warnings," he said. Such was not the case with a high school girl who was cited for the light on her license tag being out. She was unaware of the prob- lem, but rather than issue a warn- ing, the officer gave her a ticket. When she reported to the magis- trate, on a school day, the magis- trate immediately threw out the case. Phillips said his goal is to keep the townspeople safe, noting with population growth and devel- opment, more problems naturally arise. He said statistics show po- lice received 800 complaints in 2001. They received 1,600 in 2002, and to date nearly 900 have been logged. Likewise, he said, traffic initiatives seem to point to better protection. While there was only one DUI arrest in Milton in 2001, there were 16 in 2002. "I think we're up to 10 now," he said. "It's all because we're doing our job." Phillips said his officers are tak- ing a proactive approach to polic- ing. He said when he fwst started in the department, citizens attend- edcouncil meetings and com- plained about people speeding through town. There is far less of that now, he said. "People have been coming in and thanking me for getting the speeding down," he said. "We're here to save lives." For example, he said officers re- cently arrested two different peo- ple for driving 90 mph near where the new middle school is being built. He wants to ensure that danger will be lessened by the time the building has students at- tending. He has no patience for those who exceed the speed limit. "If people are speeding, shame on them," he said. "With laws, all we do is enforce them. We don't make them. We are going to enforce speed as it's posted on signs. "This department is not used to being run in an efficient manner because-it was always short-hand- ed," said Phillips. He said when a department has new leadership and new officers, complaints are likely because people are not ac- customed to new methodologies or even philosophies. "You can't make everybody happy," he said. His goal is to maintain integrity within his staff. However, if citi- zens have complaints about poor officer behavior, he said they should put the complaint in writ- ing and give it to him. He will in- vestigate the incident with his of- ricer. However, he cautioned, should the complaint turn out to be unfounded, he will prosecute the citizen for filing a false report. In addition to the Gordons' peti- tion and an opportunity to state opinions during the council meet- ing June 2, people may also send emails to miltonpetition@- Federal funds will purchase buses for Sussex County The Delaware Congressional delegation recently announced that $7.3 million secured through the fiscal year 2002 Transportation Appropria- tions Bill will be delivered to the Delaware Department of Transporta- tion. Some of the funds will be used to purchase 30 replacement buses and two expansion buses in Sussex County. Wilmington attorney suspended from practice The Delaware Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel sus- pended Joseph D. Kulesza Jr., from practicing law, pending final deter- mination of disciplinary proceedings. The court concluded Kulesza en- gaged in professional misconduct that poses a "significant threat of sub- stantial harm to the public and to the orderly administration ofjnstice." 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