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City of Irving Selects Next Police Chief

The City of Irving has selected Derick Miller for the Chief of Police position to lead the Irving Police Department. Along with Chief Miller’s significant accomplishments and law enforcement background, he has demonstrated experience with community policing concepts and outreach, building departmental relationships and best practices in training and development. Upon confirmation by City Council on May 5, Chief Miller will begin his new role as police chief in Irving on May 31.

“The Irving Police Chief finalists were all experienced candidates, and I would like to thank Interim Police Chief Darren Steele for his steady, professional leadership during the transition,” said City Manager Chris Hillman. “Chief Miller’s experience, professional focus areas and approach to community outreach will be a great asset as the Irving Police Department continues to set the standard for best policing practices.”

Chief Miller is currently the Police Chief in Carrollton, Texas, where he was the ninth chief in the department’s 75-year history.

“I am thrilled to have been selected to lead an organization that values treating everyone it serves with professionalism, dignity and respect,” said incoming Irving Chief of Police Derick Miller. “The Irving Police Department is a progressive agency that knows the pathway to continued success is made up of strong community partnerships and officers who proactively protect Irving with servant’s hearts. To not only join the Irving Police Department but to lead it is my great honor.”

A native of Benbrook, Chief Miller joined the Carrollton Police Department in 1992 as a reserve officer. Since then, he has worked his way up through every rank in the organization and was appointed police chief in 2017. Chief Miller’s main interests are contemporary policing issues, professional policing approaches and community engagement. 

He holds both an M.A. and B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute of Policing, the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration, and holds a Master Peace Officer’s Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. 

Chief Miller is an Adjunct Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the President of the DFW Major City Police Chief’s Association, the First Vice President of the North Texas Police Chief’s Association, an Executive Advisory Board Member of the Caruth Police Institute at UNT Dallas, and a member of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Executive Advisory Board for North Texas. Chief Miller is also an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

SOURCE: Irving Police Department