Penn College Names Police Chief

Published 01.22.2002

Faculty & Staff

Pennsylvania College of Technology has chosen Chris Miller to serve as chief of the Penn College Police.

Miller, who serves currently as chief of the Montoursville Borough Police force, will begin his duties at Penn College on Feb. 25.

A lifelong resident of Lycoming County and a graduate of Montoursville Area High School, Miller attended Penn College's predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College, as an electrical technology student before leaving to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Miller was hired as a police officer by Montoursville Borough in October 1981. He was named police chief for the borough in January 1995.

Miller, who will supervise a staff of 14 officers at Penn College, has received training in drug enforcement, motor-vehicle-accident reconstruction, fire prevention and investigation, and police supervision and management.

"I am looking forward to working with the men and women of the police department, who have a history of being professional and having a commitment to the faculty, staff and students of the College," Miller said. "Pennsylvania College of Technology is a true leader of higher learning and is committed to the student body, as well as the communities it serves. It is a pleasure to be part of such a fine institution."

Miller and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two children, ages 10 and 8.

Penn College Police serve the College community by ensuring the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors. They are also responsible for securing the campus and all College facilities. Penn College Police enforce the laws of Pennsylvania, as well as College policies and regulations. They are certified police officers with full powers of arrest, working closely with Williamsport Police, Pennsylvania State Police and other local police departments.