The City of Carrollton has a new Chief of Police to replace outgoing chief Rex Redden.
Derick Miller will take over as the city's top cop on Nov. 20. He currently serves as the city's assistant chief.
Miller was awarded the job following a national search and a gauntlet of interviews for the three finalists that included four interview boards made up of city officials, department directors, the Carrollton Police Officers Association and a panel of area chiefs of police from Addison, Farmers Branch and Coppell.
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"I am excited to announce that Derick Miller has been selected as the next Chief of Police for the City of Carrollton. He has earned the respect and confidence of his colleagues within CPD and in the broader community. His deep understanding of Carrollton Police operations, his long-standing commitment to the city of Carrollton, his proven leadership, and his vision for the future of the organization makes him an ideal choice to lead Carrollton's finest," said Mayor Kevin Falconer.
Miller began his career with the Carrollton Police Department in September 1993 as a Police Officer, and has worked his way through the ranks and served in almost every aspect of the police department throughout his career. He holds a master's degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Texas - Arlington, 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. Miller is a native of Benbrook, Texas and came to Carrollton in 1992 as a reserve officer before hiring on as a full-time officer in 1993. He lives in Carrollton along with his wife and two children.
"This is an honor and privilege I could only dream about when I was embarking on my law enforcement career as a rookie Carrollton Police Officer nearly 25 years ago. I am truly honored to have been selected to lead such a progressive organization in the city that I am grateful to call home," said Miller.
Redden left his position in September after being named executive director of public safety.