Deputy Chief Gary Miller

Deputy Chief Gary Miller
Gary recently retired from Boerne Police Deptartment after twenty two plus years as the Chief of Police.  Gary has thirty six years of law enforcement experience.  Chief Miller began his career with the University of Texas at Austin Police Department (1975), after graduation from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (1974).  Moving back to his hometown of McAllen, Texas, Gary worked patrol and juvenile services prior to promotion as sergeant, lieutenant, and culminating as Captain of Uniform Service Bureau.  While with McAllen, Gary established and received approval from TCLEOSE for the McAllen Police Academy, providing basic and in-service training for officers, and worked to implement the department’s K-9 program.  Gary was selected as Boerne Police Chief in 1989, and guided the department from an eleven man department to a thirty man department at his retirement in January 2012.

Gary earned his Master of Justice Administration (2008) from Norwich University with the focus of his research on Identification and Intervention with Problem Police Officers.  Chief Miller holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, Instructor Certification, and has served as a Regional Director for the Texas Police Chiefs Association and as President of the Alamo Area Police Chiefs Association.  Chief Miller was presented with a Career Achievement Award by the Texas Police Chiefs Association in 2009 and 2011.

As chief, Gary always believed training was a priority.  Chief Miller has presented courses for the Alamo Area Police Academy, Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving (COPS Office Regional Training Institute), the IACP, TPCA, and the Wyoming Sheriff and Police Chiefs Association.  After completing the IACP three week Leadership in Police Organizations course, Chief Miller worked with the Texas Police Chiefs Association to edit and bring the course to agencies in Texas.  Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement is now offered by TPCA and coordinated by Chief Miller in his retirement.