Chief Miller’s retirement causes multiple promotions within SBPD

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Courtesy Seal Beach Police Department

As a result of Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Miller’s retirement, the following personnel have been promoted:

• Commander Phil Gonshak to Chief of Police

• Operations Administrative Sergeant Michael Henderson to Operations Bureau Commander and West County SWAT team Commander

• Sergeant Nick Nicholas to Operations Administrative Sergeant / Press Information Officer

• Corporal Eric Hendry to Patrol Sergeant

• Detective Pete Krok to Patrol Corporal

• Officer Garrett Kiehl has been assigned as an Operator on the West County SWAT team

• An officer has been assigned to a narcotics taskforce

These promotions have created a vacant police officer position.

The SBPD is currently testing for this position and expect to hire another officer within the next few weeks.

Chief Miller’s retirement causes multiple promotions within SBPD