Title: Officer (Retired)
Company: Onalaska Police Department
Location: Rye, Texas, United States
Officer Robert Shephard Green, Retired Officer in the Onalaska Police Department, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law enforcement.
Mr. Green earned a BS in bible studies from Baptist Bible College in Missouri in 1987, and upon searching for professional opportunities, he found some difficulty, further leading him to reassess his chosen career path. Having always held a deep appreciation and respect for law enforcement, Mr. Green recalls looking up to the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Texas Rangers for how they carried themselves and their organizations with professionalism and honesty. With these inspirations, he was steered toward the county courts where he took his first steps into a career of service. Prior to retiring in 2021, he notably served as a police officer for the Onalaska Police Department in Onalaska, Texas. Since commencing his law enforcement career in 1988, Mr. Green has also worked as an officer for the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and Polk County Sherriff’s Office. While in law enforcement, he made approximately 500 DWI arrests, approximately 100 sex offenders arrests, and myriad arrests under probable cause and warrants.
Looking back on his more than 30-year career in law enforcement, Mr. Green attributes his success to being an overachiever, as well as a perfectionist. He admits to giving his work his all, and he understands the important and necessary role he plays in the community, one that must be delegated with poise and understanding for all citizens. His advice to new police officers, or those aspiring to enter the profession, is to let go of personal prejudice and focus on tasks that benefit the safety of all people, such as solving crimes and utilizing your strengthens alongside colleagues. Also serving as a volunteer firefighter, in five years’ time, Mr. Green envisions himself still serving communities as a distinguished officer. Since 2021, he has volunteered with the South Polk County Fire Department. He taught defensive driving classes for the National Safety Council and D.A.R.E. classes across different public schools in Springfield, MO.
Mr. Green is a fifth-degree black belt and a self-trained flutist who has performed in Germany, Poland, Austria, and Jerusalem.
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