The City of Golden Valley made a conditional offer of employment Monday, March 7 2022 to Virgil Green to serve as its next police chief. Before that Green met with City Manager Tim Cruikshank and Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director Kirsten Santelices for a final interview, then met with the City’s Police Commanders and participated in a city tour.
Green accepted the employment offer, which is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check, reference check, pre-employment medical and psychological exams, and the State of Minnesota reciprocity exam. This process is projected to take six to eight weeks.
Green’s 38-year law enforcement career started with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department in Lovington, New Mexico and includes time as a patrol officer with the Oklahoma City Housing Authority Enforcement Division and as police chief with the jurisdictions of Boley, Oklahoma; Spencer, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City; and Helena West Helena, Arkansas. In 2018 he became the deputy police chief/major for the Tulsa, Oklahoma school district’s campus police department. Green has a bachelor's degree in police administration from the American Military University. Read Virgil Green's complete bio. Read Virgil Green's resume.
“We’re excited to bring Virgil and his years of experience to the organization, and to move forward together with the police department and the community,” said Cruikshank.
Candidates for the position were recruited nationwide by the City’s police chief search consultant, America's Best Strategic Security Group. Five candidates interviewed Friday, Feb 18 with four different interview panels comprised of City staff, council members, commissioners, and community members. They advanced Green, John Franklin, and Scott Nadeau to the next stage, which included meeting with community members at a Feb 24 open house and participating in a panel interview Feb 25 with representatives from City administration, City Council, and the City’s Police Employment, Accountability, & Community Engagement (PEACE) Commission. Green and Nadeau moved forward to the final stage. Nadeau withdrew his candidacy March 2.