Appointment of New Police Chief

Appointment of New Police Chief
Posted on 12/04/2020
New Police Chief

After an extensive national search, Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino has named Jeffery Young to become the next City of Mill Creek Police Chief. He assumes his new role on December 7. 

“Chief Young’s education and background in law enforcement are very impressive,” said City Manager Michael Ciaravino. “He is an innovative law enforcement professional with a proven track record and many notable accomplishments. Chief Young will be an excellent leader for our Mill Creek Police Department. More importantly, he will be a dedicated public servant for all of our community in the City of Mill Creek.” 

Chief Young brings to the City of Mill Creek over 25 years of professional law enforcement experience serving with the City of Phoenix Police Department. Chief Young’s experience includes leading diverse teams of sworn supervisors, officers and civilian staff.  

Chief Young’s professional education, experience and training include the following: serving in the United States Navy and later as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard. His education is extensive; he holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Webster University at Luke Air Force Base and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Wayland Baptist University. 

Chief Young’s portfolio includes the FBI-LEEDA Executive and Command Leadership Institute. He is extensively trained in FEMA’s multiple NIMS and ICS Courses, and Incident Management Training. He is also well versed in Emergency Planning and Management, Intelligence Awareness, Active Shooter and Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Training through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His professional memberships include International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). Other accomplishments include extensive experience in community engagement and crime prevention, serving as a Strike Team Leader for Super Bowl XLIX (49), Intelligence Intake for College Football Playoffs and other complex mass crowd police supervisory details. 

Chief Young was selected as Chief of Police following an intensive interview process, including individual and group interviews with the City Manager, recruiter, and a panel of subject matter experts.

“I will be dedicated to maintaining an engaged, cohesive team environment in the Mill Creek Police Department; this will take communication, achievable goals, vision, and empowerment of our teams. As the new Chief of Police, it will be my responsibility to ensure that a high functioning environment is fostered through open communication and encouragement of innovative ideas and solutions, including the appropriate training, equipment and resources to ensure the Mill Creek Police Department’s success,” said Chief Young.