Our Police Chief


Prior to his appointment as Chief in Palos Park, Chief Joe Miller served as Police Chief in Orland Hills, IL. He has served over 30 years with three southwest suburban police departments; Orland Park, Orland Hills, and Palos Park.

Chief Miller graduated from Lewis University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of Saint Xavier University with a Master Degree of Business Administration. He completed post graduate work in Intercultural Relations at the Mendoza School of Business, Norte Dame. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command, Northwestern University Executive Management Program, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. Chief Miller is currently enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University “Principles of Management” program.

Chief Miller is currently a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Police Chiefs Association, and South Suburban Police Chiefs. He has also served as the president of the 5th District Police Chiefs and the Greater Cook County Council of Police Chiefs.