Jeffrey B. Miller

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Jeffrey B. Miller
18th Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police
In office
March 24, 2003 – August 8, 2008
Preceded byPaul J. Evanko
Succeeded byFrank Pawlowski
Personal details
ProfessionHead of Security for National Football League

Jeffrey B. Miller, AA, BS, MPA, is a former commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Miller, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, served in that position from March 24, 2003, after being confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate, until August 8, 2008.[1]

Miller is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.[2]


Miller is a 1981 graduate of Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was awarded an A.A. by the University of South Florida. Miller later earned his BS, criminal justice, from Elizabethtown College and a M.P.A. for the Pennsylvania State University.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pennsylvania State Police[edit]

Miller enlisted with the state police in 1984 and became a member of fifty-sixth graduating class of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He then moved through the ranks, attaining: Corporal in 1988, Sergeant in 1990, Lieutenant in 1993, Captain in 1995, and Major in January 2002.[1]

On January 9, 2003, Governor Edward G. Rendell nominated Miller to become 18th Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, a Cabinet-level post. Col. Miller was unanimously confirmed by the Senate of Pennsylvania March 24, 2003.

Miller is known for his handling of the West Nickel Mines School shooting in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.

Miller retired from the PSP on August 8, 2008. Command was temporarily transferred to Lt. Colonel Frank Pawlowski.[3]

National Football League[edit]

Following his career with the Pennsylvania State Police, Miller accepted a position with the National Football League (NFL). He currently serves as the league's "Director of Strategic Security", a newly created position. Miller will police fan behavior, stadium security, even cheating by teams.[4]


Miller resides in Harrisburg with his wife Andrea, and their two daughters, Rachael and Allyson.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Biographical Information – Colonel Jeffrey B. Miller" (PDF) (Press release). The Pennsylvania State Police. 2003. Retrieved January 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Homeland Security Adnisory Council Members". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Governor Rendell Appoints Lt. Col. Frank Pawlowski As Acting State Police Commissioner" (Press release). The Pennsylvania State Police. July 11, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2009.
  4. ^ Express Times Staff (July 8, 2008). "Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner leaving to work for NFL". Retrieved January 15, 2009.