– On the threat of terrorism in NYC: “Leave the worrying and the planning to us…We’ll be in the background, and people should feel safe because we’re there.”
– “If you look at Paris, what you see is people who were probably trained, hardened fighters who fought in Syria, who then were smuggled into Europe, who got together and did this. Our counter-terrorism force that we’ve been building is geared to go up against just that kind of attacker, if need be.”
– The NYPD’s security operations on Thanksgiving were “flawless” — thanks to more than 1,500 uniformed officers…they are “trained, armed, prepared, ready to go, which puts us ahead of any other city in the United States by far and likely any other city in the world.”
– “We will be at a state of heightened alert through the holidays…We want to be watchful, we want to be careful…What we don’t want to do is make the conversations around the holidays about fear and not the holidays.”
About John Miller
John Miller is the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the NYPD. He is considered to be the leading expert on domestic terrorism. He is the former Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Transformation and Technology. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was the bureau’s national spokesman. Miller is also a former ABC News reporter and anchorman, perhaps best known for conducting a May 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Miller began work as a journalist in 1973 for WNEW, a local New York City television station. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as an investigative journalist for WNBC, another local New York television station. From 1994 to 1995, he served as deputy police commissioner of New York City, where he was the chief spokesman for the NYPD. He was hired at the request of then Commissioner William Bratton.
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