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.