Milford Police Benevolent Association President Arrested for Stealing Funds

On or about April 26, 2023, the Police Benevolent Association (501(c)(3)) nonprofit organization, reported to the Police Department that their President, Peter Parks had stolen funds from the PBA over a period of several years.

On May 2, 2023, the Police Department Internal Affairs Unit initiated an Internal Investigation into the conduct of Peter Parks, who was being accused of misappropriating a large sum of money from the Police Benevolent Association. He was immediately relieved of duty; his police powers were suspended, and he was placed on Administrative Leave.

Based upon the findings of the Internal Investigation, Chief Mello recommended to the Board of Police Commissioners that Peter Parks’ employment with the police department be terminated from the Milford Police Department. A termination hearing was scheduled to be held on June 29, 2023. Earlier on that date and prior to the hearing, Peter Parks resigned from the department. The Police Department began a criminal investigation, assisted by the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and the Milford State’s Attorney’s office.

A Forensic Fraud Examiner from the Division of Criminal Justice reviewed the PBA financial records and conducted a financial analysis of those accounts. It was determined that Peter Parks misappropriated $184,010.52 in private funds from the PBA.

On November 27, 2023, a warrant was issued, and Parks was apprehended on November 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Peter Parks, 42, of Victory Cresent was arrested and charged with Larceny 1st Degree.

The bond was set by the court at $50,000. Parks posted bond and is scheduled to appear in Milford Superior Court on December 26, 2023.

Submitted by Milford, CT

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