Meet and greet Miami’s new police chief

Miami’s new Chief of Police Keith Thompson and his family pose for a photo after his swearing-in ceremony during the Town Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. Photo by Carol Broeder.

A meet and greet with Miami’s new Chief of Police Keith Thompson is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 and again from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Miami Town Hall, 500 W. Sullivan St., in Miami.

“This is an open invitation to the residents of the Town of Miami and City of Globe to come get to know the new chief of police of Miami,” the press release stated.

Thompson and staff will be on hand “to answer any questions or concerns.”

“Come hear about the positive changes and improvements to the police department,” it stated. “Please come join us and learn how you, too, can make a difference in your community and the community we serve.”

A native of Arizona, Thompson was born in Flagstaff and is a graduate of Mesa High School.

Thompson began his law enforcement career in 1997 with the Globe Police Department.

In 2001, Thompson became a deputy in the Globe area with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.

Thompson was assigned to the Gila County Narcotics Task Force in 2002 and promoted to sergeant in 2003.

In 2005, Thompson returned to the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division as a Patrol Supervisor in Globe.

Thompson was promoted to Southern Gila County District Lieutenant in 2015.

In November 2018, the Miami Police Department hired Thompson and he was appointed chief of police in January this year.

Thompson’s responsibilities include coordinating operations, police department services and program functions, which include ensuring compliance with town and police department policies and procedures, as well as State and Federal law.

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