SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A director has been named at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.
James McMillen has been promoted to the Director’s position according to City Manager Jonathan Douglass.
Director McMillen has been with DPS since 1998.
He has served with the fire division, the patrol division, the detective division and sergeant, Lieutenant and then assistant chief.
During his career he has been part of the Special Operations Team, Defensive Tactics Instructor, ASP Baton Instructor, Taser Instructor, Honor Guard Sergeant, and the Southeast Missouri Regional Chairperson for the Bootheel Crisis Intervention Team
“I am excited and honored about this opportunity," said Director McMillen. "During my career with the City, I’ve met lots of great citizens and worked among some of the best officers around. I am passionate about our service and I fully intend to give my all for both our community and our agency.”
“Director McMillen is an outstanding law enforcement officer and leader. The City of Sikeston appreciates his dedication to Sikeston and the Department of Public Safety, and we look forward to his success," said Douglass.
Director McMillen was born in Sikeston and raised in New Madrid County. He attended New Madrid Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University.
Mike Williams was the former Director of DPS. His last day was Friday Aug. 16.