Peoria Police Chief Art Miller announced his plans to retire this week following five years leading the department.
“To the amazing men and women of the Peoria Police Department, I share my sincere gratitude for my time-serving with you,” Chief Miller said in a release announcing his retirement. “Working with you, and for you, made my tenure here an enjoyable and fulfilling, experience. I will miss our professional camaraderie, which has allowed us to achieve so much together.”
Miller spent more than 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department before leaving in 2013 to serve as South Pasadena’s police chief.
According to the release from the City of Peoria, Miller will stay on duty until a new chief is hired and sworn into service.
The city began a nationwide recruitment effort in hopes of filling the role beginning on Wednesday.
“I want to thank Chief Miller for his service to Peoria,” City Manager Henry Darwin said in the release. “This is a very important position for our community, and I commit to a thorough and public process in recruiting our next police chief.”
Republic reporter Perry Vandell contributed to this article.