Mayor Neeley selects Terence Green to be next Flint police chief

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FLINT, Michigan—Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced today the appointment of veteran police officer Terence Green as the City of Flint police chief.

Green, a resident of the City of Flint who currently serves as chief of police in neighboring Mt. Morris Township, is expected to begin in his new post Sept. 1, 2020. Green is a decorated police officer whose previous service includes serving as commander of the Genesee County drug enforcement team.

“I love the City of Flint. This is a dream come true to become the chief of police in the city where I was born and raised and that I love so much,” Chief Green said. “This will be the pinnacle of my career.”

“It is an honor to have Chief Green join our City of Flint team,” Mayor Neeley said. “Chief Green brings knowledge, expertise, decades of experience and, above all else, a deep commitment to the City of Flint.”

Green graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1986 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1991. He joined the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department as a corrections officer in 1992, earned his police officer certification in 1995 from the Delta College Police Academy and then became a sheriff’s deputy. Four years later he was promoted to sergeant and in 2009 was promoted to captain. Throughout his career he was assigned to drug enforcement details with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Flint Area Narcotics Group. He also served as commander of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department drug enforcement team called the Posse.

Green retired from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department in 2013. He then joined the University of Michigan-Flint Police Department while attending management training at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.

In 2014, Green was sworn in as the first black police chief in Mt. Morris Township.

The appointment of Chief Green will be presented to Flint City Council for its consent as described in the Flint Charter.

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