Police Department

Milton Police Department Building

The Milton Police Department functions under a City Council/Manager form of municipal government. With roughly 9,200 full-time residents, Milton is located in the western Florida Panhandle and is the County Seat of Santa Rosa County. The Police Department is staffed by 21 full-time officers, two part-time officers and 7 civilian dispatch/records clerks.

Strategic Plan
Daily police operations are driven by our Strategic Plan, which outlines the Department's purpose, mission, strategies for success, and core values.

The purpose of the Milton Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the City of Milton.

To create a safe environment through the protection of life and property: to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of the City of Milton.

Strategies For Success 
  •Enhancing technology
  •Exercising a Community Oriented Philosophy
  •Focusing on employee development
  •Promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability

Core Values 
  •Community trust and confidence in the Milton Police Department is earned by the integrity of our members.
  •We believe in the principles embodied in the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Florida, and will strive to maintain the integrity of our federal, state, and local laws.
  •We respect and protect the rights of all people and promise to enforce the law without favoritism or bias, treating everyone with courtesy and fairness.
  •We will be accountable to ourselves and to the community we serve, always working to perform at our personal best, with great respect for duty and honor.
Community Policing 
The Milton Police Department is dedicated to the philosophy of community policing. By forming partnerships within the community to resolve problems of mutual concern, we strive to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the City of Milton.

Crime is not just a police problem, it is a community problem. By establishing and maintaining open communications with our residents, we are better able to address their concerns.

The Milton Police Department welcomes citizen input to help resolve crime problems and quality of life issues in our community. Our job is service.

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