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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Scott Miller Named Chief of Police

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The City of Siloam Springs proudly announces the appointment of Scott Miller as the Chief of Police at the Siloam Springs Police Department, effective January 1, 2024.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the department and citizens of Siloam Springs,” Chief Miller expressed. “Being chosen as the next Chief of Police is a great privilege to continue my service to the citizens and men and women of the police department. I am deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity.”

Chief Miller assumes the role after serving as the Interim Chief of Police following former Chief of Police Allan Gilbert's transition to City Administrator in August 2023. Chief Miller is also the first internal hire for police chief in more than 20 years. 

“Scott has been an invaluable member of our police force for more than 23 years, demonstrating leadership, dedication, and a commitment to the safety and well-being of our community,” Gilbert shared. “His unwavering professionalism and proven track record make him an excellent choice for this important role. As Chief of Police, Scott will bring his expertise to bear in guiding our law enforcement efforts, fostering community relationships, and enhancing the overall effectiveness of our police department. His vision for a safe, secure Siloam Springs aligns seamlessly with our shared goals and values. I believe that Scott’s leadership will contribute significantly to the continued success of our police department, and I am confident that he will uphold the highest standards of integrity and service.”

Chief Miller joined the Siloam Springs Police Department in July 2000, commencing his law enforcement career as a dispatcher in 1999 at the Grove Police Department in Oklahoma. Over his 23-year tenure, he has displayed an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, professional growth, and exemplary leadership.

Rising through various roles, Chief Miller's extensive experience spans diverse divisions, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Crime Suppression Unit, S.W.A.T., and Narcotics. Notably, his leadership acumen was evident during his tenure as Captain since January 2018, overseeing crucial aspects of SSPD operations, including Training and Accreditation, Traffic Unit, and Patrol Operations. Chief Miller's dedication has been pivotal in guiding the department through transformative initiatives and critical incidents, earning him numerous commendations, such as the Morgan’s Choice Award from the Morgan Nick Foundations in 2007 and the Life Saving Award.

Chief Miller is a distinguished graduate of the FBI National Academy 280th Session and holds a degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law Enforcement Supervision. His academic pursuits also include studies at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) College and the University of Phoenix in Criminal Justice.

The City of Siloam Springs welcomes Chief Miller's leadership and looks forward to his continued contributions to the community's safety and welfare.

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