Chief Miller’s retirement causes multiple promotions within SBPD

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.