Lucas Miller has been appointed chief of the Salem Police Department. (Courtesy photo )
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Salem appoints new police chief

SALEM — Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll announced Thursday she has appointed veteran law enforcement officer Lucas Miller to be the city's next police chief.

“I am pleased to welcome Det. Lt. Miller to Salem and to the Salem Police Department,” said Driscoll. “I am confident he will be a strong leader for the department. Policing in America has changed, even in just the past year, and we justifiably expect our law enforcement officers to approach their work with a commitment to equity. I’m confident Det. Lt. Miller will do just that.

"Det. Lt. Miller additionally has extensive command experience in large-scale events and with community policing, both of which are especially relevant here in Salem. I look forward to welcoming him to Salem and int…

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