Retiring Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller speaks with FOX8

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro's top cop is retiring. Police Chief Ken Miller says it's just time to move on.

"I feel that we are in a really good shape and position to hand this off to someone for even more success," said Miller.

Miller took over the Greensboro Police Department in 2010 and he's proud of the changes since then. He says this is the safest Greensboro has been in decades.

"We are safer at any other point [since] we’ve been collecting data, actually 1976 is the earliest we have data," said Miller.

Since 2010, there's been a 39 percent drop in the number of burglaries and the number of car break-ins decreased by 45 percent.

"Robberies continue to slide. The pace of robberies came down most dramatically before I got here and it has continued to come down additionally," said Miller.

Miller feels during his four years he's brought stability to the police department and the community. He believes Greensboro greatest challenge is the ability to come together as one community.

Miller is one of six finalists for the police chief job in Greenville, South Carolina. He told FOX 8 he expects to hear from Greenville by the end of the month. The earliest he would step down would be September. The City of Greensboro is prepared to name an acting chief until a permanent chief is hired.

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