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New Colleyville PD chief has Wise ties

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
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BACK IN TEXAS – Decatur native Michael Miller was recently sworn in as the new police chief in Colleyville. Miller served 11 years as a deputy at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office earlier in his law enforcement career. Submitted photo

A Wise County native was recently sworn in as the new Colleyville Police chief.

Michael Miller officially began his tenure at a ceremony attended by more than 200 people June 1 at the Colleyville Center.

Miller grew up in Wise County and served as a regular and reserve deputy at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years. He most recently served as assistant chief with the Coral Gables Police Department in Florida.

Those in attendance at the ceremony included Miller’s friends and family, residents, local business owners, a state senator and police chiefs and police staff from around the region.

“I believe his varied experience and approach to law enforcement are the perfect fit to continue Colleyville’s legacy as one of the safest cities in Texas and to also lead our police department into the future of policing,” Mayor Richard Newton said.

Miller has more than 26 years experience across various forms of law enforcement including the Addison Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as private-sector experience working as a management consulting executive.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University and a master in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He is a fifth generation Texan, and his family still resides in the area. Miller said the benefit of coming home was a factor in his decision to come to Colleyville.

“We are pleased we can be the home of Mr. Miller’s return to Texas,” Newton said. “It goes a long way that his roots are here, and he knows the Texan way.”

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