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Shively police chief announces retirement

Posted by Aaron Ellis - email

SHIVELY, KY (WAVE) - The Mayor of Shively has announced that Ralph Miller, chief of the Shively Police Department, will be retiring at the beginning of July. After 24 years of service to the community and the last 15 as chief, Miller announced his departure to his staff and to Shively city officials on May 26.

"It's just time," said Miller. "There was always something else going on that would prevent me from retiring. The city is sound and the police department is in good shape. I feel like I can leave it in good hands."

According to the website, shivelypolice.org, Miller began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a police officer with the department. He rose through the ranks to Lieutenant and has served as a detective in Criminal Investigations. Miller is also former explorer with the Shively Police Cadet Program. He was appointed chief in 1996.

Shively Mayor Sherry Conner praised Miller for making the department what it is today by ensuring the department is second to none because under his leadership they have had the best training, education and technology available to the department.

A public announcement for a replacement for Miller's position will occur at a later date. Any and all appointments by Conner will require the approval of the Shively City Council. 

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