Michael S. Miller was hired by the Southern Regional Police Department on May 15, 2000. He is currently a Patrolman First Class. In addition to his duties as a patrolman, Miller serves as a bicycle officer, a juvenile officer and a youth aid officer. Officer Miller is married.
Officer Miller served in the United States Navy, and received the Captain's Letter of Commendation, Captain's Citation for Superior Performance, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Sea Service Award Ribbon.
Officer Miller has received two Chief's Letters, three Commendation Awards, a Meritorious Conduct Medal, a Community Service Medal, a Certificate of Merit, and was nominated for Juvenile Officer of the Year. Officer Miller is an active member of the Rose Fire Company of New Freedom for over ten years.
On April 27, 2003, Officer Miller volunteered to become the department's bicycle officer. On May 1, 2003 Officer Miller completed the necessary training at Harrisburg Area Community College and starting bicycle patrols in addition to his normal patrol duties. Miller has used bicycle patrol as an opportunity to build bridges with community members both young and old. Miller has made bicycle patrol a year-round position.
Miller also works as the department's juvenile officer, and works with the Juvenile Youth Aid Panels that serve southern York County. Miller has worked with many juveniles in the community to help get their lives back on track. This year, Officer Miller appeared in a book authored by the students of Friendship Elementary School titled "Those Who Make a Difference."
Officer Miller is in charge of various projects such as station yours and the department's Ride Along program, which allows high school students to shadow Miller during his day.
Officer Miller positive attitude demonstrates the ability to achieve in everything he does, and shows concern for professional improvement.
Nominated by: Chief James C. Childs, III, Southern Regional Police Department
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