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Sinclair Imrie "Mick" Miller AO, LVO, QPM (13 October 1926 – 6 August 2019) was an Australian police officer. Miller served as Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police—the police force of the Australian state of Victoria—from 1977 to 1987.[1]

Mick Miller

16th Chief Commissioner
of Victoria Police
In office
13 June 1977 – 28 November 1987
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorSir Henry Winneke
Sir Brian Murray
Davis McCaughey
Preceded byReginald Jackson
Succeeded byKel Glare
Personal details
Sinclair Imrie Miller

(1926-10-13)13 October 1926
Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Died6 August 2019(2019-08-06) (aged 92)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationPolice Commissioner

While Chief Commissioner, Miller introduced initiatives such as the air wing, task force policing and the Special Operations Group. Miller also integrated women into the police force by placing them on the general seniority list, thus giving them enhanced career opportunities.[1]

Earlier in his career, Miller was appointed to lead the Gaming Branch in an operation against illegal SP bookmaking operations that had encouraged corruption both in the police force and the Postmaster-General's Department.[1] Miller was the first Australian police officer to graduate from the FBI Academy and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship.[1]


Honours and awardsEdit

Miller has a number of honours and awards for his service:

Personal lifeEdit

Miller died in 2019. He was married to Beverley Chessman for 55 years, with whom he had three children.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Silvester, John; Rule, Andrew (9 October 2010). "A top cop's simple credo". The Age. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Search Australian Honours". Australian Government. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  3. ^ Silvester, John (6 August 2019). "'A true pioneer in policing': Loved chief commissioner dies". The Age. Nine Limited. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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Police appointments
Preceded by
Reginald Jackson
Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police
Succeeded by
Kel Glare