KPD appoints new deputy chief of criminal investigation

(Photo: Knoxville Police Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department and Mayor Madeline Rogero announced a new appointment for the deputy chief position for the Criminal Investigation Division Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Kenny Miller was formally the District Commander of the East District Patrol Division. He is a graduate of Pellissippi State Community College, University of Tennessee and Lincoln Memorial University.

“Kenny brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role as Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division. It is a position that I know he will move forward to a whole new level,” said KPD Chief David Rausch.

There will be a promotion ceremony Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Overcoming Believers Church.

Miller began his police career while attending the Basic Police Academy in 1993. He has been a member of the Special Operations Squat (SWAT), an officer in the East District Patrol Division, a sergeant for the Central District Patrol Division, a school resource officer supervisor, a lieutenant in the West District Patrol Division, and a commander for the Internal Affairs Unit.

Also, Miller graduated from the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA), the FBI National Academy and the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police.

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