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Christopher L. Miller to Serve as Deputy Commissioner

of Classification, Custody Management and Facility Operations


Law Enforcement official brings over 35 years of correction expertise to DOC.




East Elmhurst, NY – DOC has appointed a new Deputy Commissioner of Classification, Custody Management and Facility Operations, Christopher L. Miller. Mr. Miller will lead a team primarily responsible for ensuring that individuals are properly housed when they enter DOC custody according to correctional risk levels with the primary purpose of successful community integration. He will also oversee and manage the classification of individuals in custody.

Mr. Miller has over 35 years of law enforcement and supervisory experience. He began his career at the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), where he served as a Correction Officer in multiple state prisons. After 10 years as a Correction Officer, he was promoted to a Correction Lieutenant, and a Correction Captain, two of the highest-level uniform roles. As a Lieutenant and then a Captain, he supervised correction officers in maintaining the security of all people in DOCCS custody.

In 2007, he was promoted to Deputy Superintendent for Security, the highest uniformed rank, at two DOCCS facilities, and in 2014 he was appointed as Superintendent of DOCCS’ Great Meadow Correctional Facility. After eight years in that role, he became the Assistant Commissioner for Facility Operations at DOCCS Central Office where he had direct oversight of the security operations of 16 facilities. 

Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from State University of New York at Albany and an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from SUNY Columbia Greene Community College.

“I am confident that Christopher’s skills and years of law enforcement expertise will be a tremendous benefit to this agency,” said DOC Commissioner Louis A. Molina. “He has consistently progressed throughout his career and remained dedicated to the people he served. I know that he is the right kind of person who will help us ameliorate this agency.”

“I want to thank Commissioner Molina for this opportunity, and I look forward to working with talented individuals who are committed to improving the city’s jail system,” said Mr. Miller. “Despite its many challenges, DOC continues to move forward and implement change. It's an honor to be part of Commissioner Molina's team and I’m looking forward to working with the dedicated and professional DOC staff.”

“Chris Miller retired from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision after 35 years of dedicated service,” said Daniel F. Martuscello III, Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. “His overall knowledge of correctional operations, keen focus on the safety of both staff and the incarcerated, and professionalism will serve him well in his new role and he will be an asset to NYC DOC.”


The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment while providing individuals in our care with a path to successfully re-enter their communities.