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Milton hires new police chief
Milton hires new police chief

MILTON, Ga. -- City Manager Chris Lagerbloom today announced Albany, N.Y.'s Steven Krokoff has been appointed new chief of the City of Milton Police Department.

Krokoff, a 22-year public servant, senior administrator and decorated law enforcement officer, will lead Milton's police officers and personnel. He is expected to begin duty in March.

Krokoff has family in the Atlanta area and jumped at the chance to call Milton home with his wife and two children.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the City of Milton," said the new chief. "The Milton Police Department is a world-class organization, and I look forward to being a collaborative and transparent leader who guides the department toward increasing safety and instilling community pride."

At the Albany Police Department, Krokoff created and implemented innovative strategies to prevent and reduce crime. He will be particularly vital to Milton's efforts because of his experience in public engagement, forging true partnerships between the police department and the community, and improving the quality of life for residents, said Lagerbloom.

"Chief Krokoff will be a dynamic asset to the city," he said. "He joins us with a vast amount of experience, knowledge and service in the field. I have full confidence he'll be able to bring his demonstrated success to our city and will capitalize on the incredible progress we've made."

Krokoff earned both his Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He brings to Milton an extensive public policy and research background, experience as a board member for Habitat for Humanity, and the honor of having served on the National Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.