After celebrating his 36th anniversary as a police officer for the city of Zanesville on Thursday, Chief Kenneth Miller announced on Friday that he plans to retire on Friday, October 14th.
Chief Miller has been the active chief of police for the Zanesville Police Department for the past 3 years. Â He says that he couldn’t think of any other career that he would have rather chosen than that of a police officer.
Miller said that it’sÂ his time now and that he wants to spend more time with his family.
“I missed out on a lot of time with my kids as they grew up,” said Miller. Â “I don’t want to do the same thing with my grandkids, but I really do appreciate the support that the public has shown me over the years.”
As far as filling chief Millers position, Fred Buck, Safety Director for the city of Zanesville said that they have six months to select a new chief, but they are trying to make a selection as soon as possible.
He said that eligible applicants will be put through an intensive examination.
“We bring in a group of chiefs from other cities and areas to grade whoever is taking the test,” said Buck. Â “They will look at their grades and look at how they answer the questions, how they prepared and what they actually know.”
Chief Millers last work day is Thursday, October 13th.