Deputy Chief Bob Green was
born in Los Angeles, California in 1959. He was educated locally
and attended California State University at Long Beach, and Loyola
Marymount University. He holds an Associate Arts Degree in
Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Law
Enforcement Leadership and Management. In addition, he has
successfully completed the Los Angeles Police Department's West
Point Leadership Program and the Sherman Block Supervisory
Leadership Institute, sponsored by the California Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Chief Green began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department
as an Explorer at the Venice Area in 1975. He became a Police
Student Worker in 1978 and entered the Police Academy in February
1980. He has worked various patrol and Watch Commander assignments
at 77th Street, Hollywood and Rampart Areas. Chief Green has a
wide-ranging background in special operations: including
assignments in Narcotics, SWAT, Canine Unit, Underwater Dive Unit,
Bomb Squad, and as a pilot at Air Support Division.
Chief Green has extensive experience in the Incident Command
System, the National Incident Management System, and crowd
management. He has been involved with and responsible for the
planning of a variety of large events including sporting events,
entertainment events, port security in the Port of Los Angeles, as
well as the 2004 Winter Olympics. He currently teaches Incident
Management, Leadership and Gang Intervention courses.
As a Command Officer, Chief Green's commands included Mission and
Devonshire Patrol Divisions and the LAX Field Services Division.
While at LAX, he was responsible for the leadership of the Los
Angeles Police Department's police officers assigned to the Los
Angeles International Airport. This command oversees the safety of
the traveling public as well as crime and terrorism
In May 2007, Chief Green was promoted and assigned as the
Commanding Officer of 77th Street Area. While at 77th Street, he
became involved in the Gang Intervention and Relationship-Based
Policing. These relationships and strategies led to significant
reductions in violent crime and gang crime, and continue to build
trust and confidence between the Department and the community.
While assigned to Operations-South Bureau, Chief Green testified
before Congress about the success of Gang Intervention in Los
Chief Green was promoted to Commander in 2010 and then to Deputy
Chief in 2012, where he remained as the Operations-South Bureau
Commanding Officer. In January 2015, Chief Green was assigned as
the Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau, overseeing the
largest bureau in the City, comprised of seven geographic Areas,
Valley Traffic Division, and several specialized units.
Chief Green and his wife Jean are the parents of six