City of Irving Swears in New Police Chief

A packed house Tuesday cheered as Derick Miller took his oath of office. The new leader in Irving is not a newcomer to North Texas.

Miller grew up in Benbrook, came up as police Carrollton and will now lead the Irving Police Department.

City Manager Chris Hillman presented Miller as the new police chief. His children pinned the IPD chief’s badge on their dad.

“I think he is a very respectful man,” said his daughter, Addison. “He looks mean, but he isn’t at all mean. He’s nice and respectful. He’s just a big teddy bear.”

“I felt proud that he’s pursuing what he wants to do,” said his son, Austin.

Miller’s selection happened after an exhaustive process.

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