Greensboro police chief named as finalist for police chief of Greenville, SC

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Ken Miller

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Chief of Police Ken Miller has been named as a finalist to be the next police chief in Greenville, S.C., according to WYFF.

Miller is one of six finalists that were named on Monday. Three of the finalists are members of the Greenville Police Department.

The City of Greenville said it received 87 applications for the position from law enforcement officials from 26 states.

Miller announced last week he plans to retire as Chief of Police in Greensboro between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31.

Miller became police chief of the Greensboro Police Department in 2010 after 21 years of service with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



  • FaithC

    Maybe Greenville, SC will have better luck with him, because he has done nothing for Greensboro, NC.

  • chris

    You mean the $300,000 cameras on the officers and the constant media releases with an overload of incorrect information didn’t achieve his goal of making the GPD more transparent to us as citizens?? The guy seems like a politician, not a police chief. He says what he knows you want to hear. The gullible will fall for it, the insightful will chalk it up as just another blow hard that failed to create a satisfactory legacy. He used Greensboro as his stepping stone in order to collect another pension. Now he can jump off the GPD float, move on like everyone else does and create more false hopes within the Greenville City Government. He knows that most city governments are blinded by the glitz and glamor of “accountability” and “transparency”, therefore he will use those words as his pawns to ransack morale wherever he lands. No one is brave enough to call these “policeiticians” out for what they are. The police chief is only as transparent as he leads you to believe. I think the new chief needs to worry less about what political games he can play and more about being honest, hardworking and most of all have actual police field experience.

  • NRA4ever

    i’d leave too, if i could find a job elsewhere. this town is immersed in a dangerous culture of criminals. it starts with the breakdown of the family. 1 man cannot stop that problem

  • Dick Tracy

    The never ending revolving door for police chiefs to check some boxes so they can move on to higher paying jobs. What do we get as citizens for his tenure? Nothing! So once again the City of Greensboro will put together a headhunting team to find the next police chief who is trying to get his/her boxes checked so they too can move on to higher paying jobs. He/she will of course do the same thing to their current department so they can come here and do it to us in a few years.

    The next time the City of Greensboro hires a police chief, it should come with a contract that has severe financial penalties if they leave within 5 years of being hired. Hit them pocketbook hard and put in a strict no-compete clause that will prevent them from taking another position elsewhere in the country.

    Its time that the City Manager and the City Council make some changes…

  • mimilll

    Retiring? I thought this is what was announced, that he was retiring… seems like law enforcement officers all have issues with speaking the truth….I guess they are *taught* this when they attend police academy.

  • Thetruth

    They need to get on bended knee and beg David Wray to come back!!!!! but i guess they will just make honest James Hinson the next chief.Wow what a City we have!!!

  • Curtis

    I agree with Mark, i think it would be an embarrassment to Greensboro to lose your police chief to Greenville SC? I don’t know, it sounds like the guy is retiring whether he gets this job or not, so let him go. It just sounds to me like the guy can’t handle the pressure that comes with running a dept. the size of Greensboro’s (and the crime that comes with a city this size?).

  • jean langston

    Maybe Greensboro can up the ante and offer him double the $27,000.00 raise they just gave him a few months ago to keep him from leaving because $27,000.00 sure didn’t keep him in Greensboro.

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