Familiar and approachable: Kenilworth's police chief retiring after 28 years
After 28 years of distinguished public service, Police Chief David Miller has announced his plan to retire effective September 30, 2022.
"The Village of Kenilworth is fortunate that, for almost three decades, Chief Miller has served our residents marvelously, with, integrity and a community focused approach. As such a familiar and approachable presence in our village, we will certainly miss him, but we are happy that he will be able, to enjoy a well-deserved retirement," Village President Cecily Kaz said.
"It has been an honor serving the residents of Kenilworth during my entire police career, which began on April 16, 1994," said Chief Miller, who has risen through the department ranks to chief, where hes served since 2013.
During his lengthy tenure, Chief Miller led many significant initiatives that strengthened public safety and community bonds. Most notably, he oversaw the transition of police emergency dispatch operations to a combined police dispatch center. "There is no room for error when managing emergency dispatch transitions. Chief Miller ensured that the transition was seamless and superbly communicated to the residents," Kaz said.
The village board will appoint an interim Police Chief to maintain Kenilworth's high standard of public safety during the process of selecting a permanent replacement for Chief Miller.
"He will be difficult to replace," Kaz added, "but we are committed to finding the right person to continue the tradition of excellence Chief Miller has perpetuated."