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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Swearing-In Ceremony For Police Chief Virgil Green Scheduled For Sept 6 Council Meeting

The Golden Valley City Council will host a swearing-in ceremony for Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green at its meeting Sept 6, 6:30 pm, at City Hall. Following the council meeting, a reception will be held at Brookview. Both the ceremony and reception are open to the public.

Chief Green says he's honored to serve as police chief for the City of Golden Valley, as it means a lot to him and his family.

"To have been selected as the first African American police chief in the history of the City says a lot about the direction and vision City leaders have for the future of the Golden Valley Police Department," said Green. "I look forward to all the amazing things we will do together."

Green also explained that he and the department will focus on keeping Golden Valley a safe place to live, work, visit, and raise a family.

"In order to achieve this goal, we must work as an innovative and collaborative team," said Green. "We will work hard together to lead our department and City into the future.”

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 full bio.

 For more information about the events, watch the City website or call 763-593-8079.

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