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Lindberg takes over all of Milford's Public Safety
April 25, 2016 Photo: Chief Lindberg

MILFORD, MI - In a press release issued late Monday, it was announced that Milford Police Chief Thomas Lindberg is taking over command of the Milford Fire Department. Lindberg was previously a Novi Police Asst. Chief. The full text of the press release appears below:

 As of April 22, 2016, Milford Fire Chief, Larry Waligora will be unavailable for any/all daily operations of the Milford Fire Department. This includes any communications relating to emergency responses, emergency operation or administrative duties/questions.

As a result, Mr. Thomas Lindberg, Milford Police Chief, will have full administrative responsibility for the daily operation of the Fire Department, being accountable for all emergency responses, as well as having the authority to deal with staffing issues and implement any collective bargaining agreement requirements. The rest of the Milford Fire Department command structure will remain intact and continue to be followed during emergency operations and training.

The current Assistant Fire Chief, Thomas Moore, will maintain the highest rank within the department as the organization will continue to provide the highest quality emergency services as expected by the community. Assistant Chief Moore is a career firefighter with the Commerce Township Fire Department where he has earned the rank of Captain. Additionally, he has over 30 years of service to the Milford Fire Department.

"The Charter Township of Milford Board of Trustees thank and appreciate Chief Waligora's 15 years of dedicated service to the community," Stated Township Supervisor Dona ld D. Green. "The entire board is confident the Milford Firefighters will continue their dedicated service while we work through this transitional period to identify existing best practices within the department and explore future service deliveries".