Police Chief Ken Miller Announces Retirement Plans

"City of Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller announced today his plans to retire from the City of Greensboro and pursue police or executive leadership opportunities in other jurisdictions or corporations. Miller intends to retire between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

According to City Manager Jim Westmoreland, the City is appreciative of Chief Miller’s work and the positive growth of the police department under his direction.  “Chief Miller has improved relationships between the police department and community, he’s worked hard to drive down crime across the city, and the men and women of our police department have focused on keeping Greensboro safe and secure during his watch,” says Westmoreland. “Because of his efforts, we’re moving in the right direction as a department and I expect our next chief build off the foundation that Chief Miller has established.”

Miller joined the Greensboro Police Department in 2010 after serving as deputy chief for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for four years. As Greensboro’s chief, he’s overseen the reorganization of the department with a focus on improving discipline, operational efficiency, crime reduction and partnerships among police and the public.. He has helped shepherd the development of an emerging Family Justice Center to better address local problems of domestic violence and child/elder abuse.  Overall, crime in the City is at its lowest levels in four decades and overall community satisfaction with the work of the department has climbed to 80 percent.

“Chief Miller has served this community well and will be missed,” says Mayor Nancy Vaughan. “He has done a great job responding to multiple requests, serving various needs, and creating ties with the community. Most importantly, he’s leaving our department in better shape than he found it and should be commended for accomplishing that goal as our chief.”

Before joining Greensboro, Miller worked for Charlotte-Mecklenburg police for 21 years (1989-2010) and was an auxiliary deputy sheriff in Greeneville, Tennessee for two years. He also served as a security police sergeant in the United States Air Force.

“For the past four years, I have loved calling Greensboro my home.  The community warmly embraced my family and me, and has welcomed the many changes in the department and in our policing strategies.” says Miller. “I have had the good fortune of working with a great City leadership team, and working with outstanding and committed employees of the police department.  Policing a free society is difficult work, but I have found the men and women of the Greensboro Police Department to be prepared and willing to meet the challenges directly and lift the department and community to new heights along the way.  Words can hardly express my pride in the GPD and our community for all we have done together to make our city safer. I look forward to watching more exceptional progress in the coming years.”

The City will begin the process of hiring a consultant to guide the selection process for a new chief. Depending on the timing of Miller’s departure, the City is prepared to name an acting chief to serve in the transition between Miller and the newly hired chief."
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