IUPD appoints new chief of police at IU Southeast

19th September 2017

Stephen Miller, a 15-year veteran of the IU Southeast police department, has been named chief of police of the IU Southeast division of IUPD effective Oct. 1.

NEW ALBANY, Ind. –  Indiana University Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace and IU Superintendent of Public Safety Benjamin Hunter have announced the appointment of Stephen Miller as chief of the IUPD division at IU Southeast, where Miller has worked as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant and most recently, interim chief.

The appointment is effective Oct. 1.

“Chief Miller is a 15-year veteran of the IU Southeast police department who has earned the trust and respect of the entire campus community,” Wallace said. “The department will continue to move forward under his leadership.”

Miller’s nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience include 13 years with the New York City Police Department. His areas of expertise and training are extensive and include criminal investigations, sex crimes investigations, homicide investigations, hostage negotiations, incident response to terrorist bombings and dignitary protection. On campus, Miller offers instructional cooking classes once a semester for students living in the residence halls.

“Being chosen as the new chief of police for Indiana University Southeast is the high point in my career,” Miller said. “I am deeply honored by the confidence that the community has placed in me. I plan to develop a police department based on trust and transparency – a department that partners with the campus community to provide a safe environment for all individuals.”

“Steve is up to this challenge, and we are blessed to have somebody with the depth of experience to ensure continuity on the Southeast campus within IUPD,” Hunter said. “His skill set is unique and will add significant value to our larger organization and his fellow colleagues.”

IUPD Southeast is one division of the Indiana University Police Department, part of Public Safety and Institutional Assurance (PSIA). Chief Miller will join Superintendent Hunter’s leadership team, apprised of seven chiefs throughout the system, who ensure a progressive and community-oriented approach to campus law enforcement.

Miller has a Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and graduated from the New York City Police Academy. He took a waiver course for the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Much of his work at the NYPD involved investigations and working with at-risk youth.

See Miller, then a lieutenant, in the video below dish up some of his favorite recipes during last year’s “Food with the 5-0” cooking course.


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