Chief Mike Mills will retire July 31st

By Chuck Gibson (From Miami Twp – Clermont County, OH)

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH  (June 20, 2024) – On Wednesday, June 19, Township Chief of Police Mike Mills publicly announced his plans to retire effective July 31, 2024.

Miami Township Retiring Police Chief, Mike Mills (Provided)

Chief Mills is retiring after 31 years of public service. He has been with Miami Township for 10 years and his career reflects a great number of accomplishments. Chief Mills began his service as a detective at Union Township in 2004.

Since then, he has earned recognition from law enforcement as well as promotions and educational accomplishments.

Here are just a few:

  • Clermont County Officer of the Year (2005)
  • Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers Police Officer of the Year (2006)
  • Union Township Chiefs Award (2006).
  • Also in 2006, Chief Mills earned promotion to Sergeant.
  • 2008: Graduated from the Southern Police Institute Staff and Command School at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 2014: Promoted to Assistant Chief of Police at Miami Township
  • 2018 : Promoted to Chief of Police – Miami Township, OH

Friends: Achmed Beighle, Police Chief Mike Mills, Chuck Mingo, Undivided program facilitator together following taping of video about their ‘Undivided Learning’ experience (Chuck Gibson)

Here is more from Miami Township:

As Chief of Police, Mills accomplished much for the Township. In 2021, Miami Township became the first Police Department in the country to participate in “Undivided,” a racial solidarity program. Under his leadership, MTPD has been Nationally Accredited by CALEA twice, and was named the #1 Safest Community in Ohio with over 40,000 residents.

Mills has also helped to develop K-9 and Drone Units, added an SRO to every public school in Miami Township, and increased safety by installing Flock Safety Cameras throughout the community. During his time here, Chief Mills led the department and community with an unwavering commitment to justice and safety and will be missed by all. Congratulations, Chief, and thank you for your service.

Mary Makley Wolff, Miami Township Trustee (File Photo Provided)

Speaking on behalf of the Miami Township Trustees, Chairperson Mary Wolff acknowledged Chief Mills’ service, accomplishments and leadership during his tenure.

 “Mike provided support and guidance for cultural change in his 10 years with the department and helped usher in the use of technological tools that have enhanced the safety of Miami Township residents, businesses, and schools. We appreciate his tireless work as a public servant and know he has left a deep bench of leaders ready to move up into leadership roles to serve our community with integrity, dignity, and compassion.” – Mary Wolf, Chairperson Miami Township Trustees.

More about Miami Township – Clermont County, OH at: www.miamitwpoh.gov

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