PISMO BEACH, Calif. -

The Pismo Beach Police Department has named a new police chief. The city manager announced today that Jake Miller will head the department.

City manager, Jim Lewis, says Miller "is the perfect pick for us." Miller started his career in law enforcement in Pismo Beach in 1994. During the last 20 years he was promoted through the ranks of the agency. For the last six years Miller has been the second in command at the the Pismo Beach Police Department.

Miller is still awaiting a confirmation by the city council that will take place in April. He is expected to start his term as police chief in August of this year.