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Green Tree Chief of Police Officially Sworn Into Office

Green Tree’s Council and Mayor are pleased to announce the hiring of Robert Downey, Jr. as Green Tree’s Chief of Police, who was officially sworn into office Tuesday, January 15, 2013. at 10:00 am.

Green Tree Borough Council and Mayor Hammer are pleased to announce the hiring of Robert Downey, Jr. as Green Tree’s Chief of Police.  Chief Downey was officially sworn into office today at 10:00 am by Mayor C. F. Hammer.

Chief Downey has been in law enforcement for over 32 years, most recently serving as the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety for California University of PA.  He also served at Slippery Rock University Police Department as their Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety as well as in many capacities with the Allegheny County Police prior, including 20 years as a member of the Allegheny County SWAT team serving as a tactical commander.

“I look forward to my role as the Police Chief for Green Tree Borough and a return to municipal policing. My primary goal is to provide a highly professional, effective and quality police force to the residents, businesses and visitors of Green Tree Borough, and to maintain the high quality of community service that is expected of our department”.

A public installation ceremony will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Council’s regularly scheduled meeting in the Sycamore Room at the Green Tree Municipal Center located at 10 West Manilla Avenue in Green Tree beginning at 7:00 pm.  A reception with refreshments will be held immediately following the meeting. 

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Mike January 17, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Robert Downey Jr? Ironman is the new chief?
Erin Faulk January 17, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Honestly, first thing I thought of as well. There actually are a lot of public officials around who share names with a celebrity—Baldwin Borough's police chief is Michael Scott. Also, when I worked east of Pittsburgh, I knew of a pastor in Penn Hills named Dave Matthews, and the food service director for Norwin School District is Rod Stewart.
Margaret French January 20, 2013 at 05:28 AM
LOL I thought the same thing too about Ironman.
Robert Edward Healy, III January 23, 2013 at 06:12 AM
Did you know ... ?: Downey is also a Baldwin Township commissioner.
Erin Faulk January 23, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Very cool! Thanks for sharing, Bob. Readers, Bob is the editor of Baldwin-Whitehall Patch: http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/

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