The Milford Police Department is a five-man department with a K9 unit, serving Milford and West Okoboji 24/7. We are members of a HEAT Team (High risk Entry and Arrest Team, otherwise known as SWAT), which covers parts of Iowa and Minnesota. We are also in a hiring pool with ten other agencies.
Applications, times and dates of hiring will be posted through the Dickinson County Sheriff’s website. The easiest way to contact our department is to call the dispatcher through the Dickinson County Law Enforcement Center at 712.336.2525. The Milford PD can also be contacted via email.
If you have information about crimes already committed, those about to occur and/or the whereabouts of wanted persons, please contact Dickinson County Crime Stoppers at 712-336-2345. Anonymity is guaranteed when you call our direct line. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers, click here. To learn more about the HEAT team, click here.
Chief of Police
Officer Clark has worked as a Law Enforcement Officer in Dickinson County for the past two decades joining the Milford Police Department in 2001 and has been promoted to Chief of Police.
Assistant Chief Of Police
Officer Myhre is Milford’s newest Police Officer. He joined the department in 2007. Prior to joining the police force Matt received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Matt is also a member of the HEAT tactical team and is the city’s K-9 handler.
Rocky joined the Milford Police Department in June 2011 as the department’s police K-9 dog. He is a three year old black Labrador who was trained at Sunshine Kennels in Luck Wisconsin. Rocky is certified in narcotics detection, tracking/trailing, article recovery, and building searches. Rocky has been deployed successfully multiple times since hitting the streets. Ruff!
Officer Jesse Hoss was raised in Spirit Lake, Iowa where he graduated from Spirit Lake High School. After high school he joined the Marines. Jesse served two tours in Iraq in his four years in the Marines. After the Marines, Jesse attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he majored in Law Enforcement. In 2011 Jesse joined the Arnolds Park Reserve Program. Jesse then joined the Milford Police Department in 2012. During his off duty hours Officer Hoss enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
Officer Rick Zalabowski joined the police department as a full-time Officer June 2016. In this position Officer Zalabowski patrols city streets to control traffic, issues warnings or citations as needed. Prevents crime or disturbances of the peace, and arrests or cites offenders.