Don Miller Chosen as Next Norfolk Police Chief

NORFOLK — The new Norfolk Police Chief will be a familiar face.

Captain Don Miller has been selected to fill the role of Chief of Police for Norfolk. His law enforcement career has spanned more than 28 years, all with the Norfolk Police Division.

“Captain Miller’s experience, temperament, and vision combine to make him a natural choice to lead the Police Division. He knows and loves Norfolk. I am confident he will serve citizens well in this new post,” Mayor Josh Moenning said.

Former Police Chief Bill Mizner retired in December after spending 31 years leading the Norfolk Police Division.

Miller’s law enforcement career began in 1990 when he tested for and was hired as a Patrol Officer.

In addition to his normal police duties, Captain Miller spent four years on the Accident Investigation Team and developed a police division wellness program which developed into a city-wide program.

“Don’s commitment to the division, extensive police experience in a range of leadership and executive roles, including his current role as Captain leading the Operations Department, and ability to communicate effectively are just a few of the many attributes that impressed me,” City Administrator Andy Colvin said. “I am confident that Don will continue to foster the Police Division’s strong reputation and maintain a high level of community trust.”