GREENSBORO, N.C. — City of Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller announced today his plans to retire and pursue police or executive leadership opportunities in other jurisdictions or corporations. Miller intends to retire between Sept. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014.
According to City Manager Jim Westmoreland, the city is appreciative of 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,” said 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.
“Chief Miller has served this community well and will be missed,” said 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 and was an auxiliary deputy sheriff in Greeneville, Tenn. 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.
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.