Ken Miller – Greensboro, North Carolina’s New Police Chief

The Brass Key | August 2, 2010 | Comments (0)

Greensboro City Manager Rashad Young last week announced the selection of Ken Miller as the next chief of the Greensboro Police Department. Miller is currently a senior deputy chief with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina.

“We conducted an extensive evaluation process over the past three months and Chief Miller’s performance was outstanding. I am confident that Chief Miller will continue to raise the bar of professionalism and accountability in the GPD,” Young says. “In Chief Miller, the City of Greensboro is gaining a leader who recognizes the value of strong and enduring partnerships with the community.”

Miller has served with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for 21 years and in law enforcement for more than 25 years. He has experience in police investigations, tactical operations and neighborhood policing, and served 11 years in patrol in various ranks and commands. He also has extensive experience in policy and fiscal management.

Miller’s first day on the job for Greensboro will be September 1. A press conference will be held at 2 pm Monday, August 2, in the Council Chamber, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St., to introduce him to the Greensboro community.

Remarks of Chief Ken Miller
Monday, August 2, 2010
Press Conference Announcement

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great day to be in Greensboro! As I begin, I want to thank City Manager Rashad Young, ACM Mike Speedling and the many staff and members of the community who have the confidence in me to lead the Greensboro Police Department. I also want to thank my wife, Kris, for her love and support. Without it, this day simply would not be possible.

Greensboro is a great city; it will be a great home for my family and me. It is at once small enough to be a close community, yet large enough to have all the amenities that a great city should have. And it has great roads! I mentioned once before that I liked Greensboro because it’s a great place to live and raise a family, that it’s rich in diversity and it has great schools. I’m told, however, that there’s but one path to acceptance here and it apparently runs through Stamey’s BBQ and ACC Basketball! So, give me a week or two.

I am honestly humbled to be selected to lead the Greensboro Police Department. It is an organization that has long held an excellent reputation throughout the state and nation. Year after year, the men and women of GPD demonstrate their capacity to effectively reduce crime and provide high quality police service. It is an organization that attracts talented individuals from officers and civilian staff through chiefs of police. And I want to offer special thanks to Chief Bellamy for investing his life’s work in this department, and for making it –and the community it serves—better. I look forward to working with him and receiving his guidance as I transition to the department.

You know, urban municipal policing is the most challenging –yet the most rewarding of all policing environments and experiences. It provides significant opportunities for police to help communities strengthen and grow, to become safer and friendlier. And while the GPD recently has experienced its share of unwanted publicity, it consistently demonstrates resiliency to regroup and forge ahead. It is the hallmark of a great organization and one I am excited to join. As I begin my journey here, I will work with the men and women in uniform to re-invigorate their esprit de corps and, together, we will work with the community to enhance its trust in the Greensboro Police Department. And we will fight crime.

Chief Miller engages in an interesting Q&A after his introduction and statement. Click here to view the press conference.

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