The Re-Assignment of Commander Jennifer Greene
- Normally when I post on the listserv, I go under another name because of
the sensitivity of what I am talking about but not this, I must be me!
You could have not found anyone as fair, honest and committed as
Commander Greene. She has been an inspiration to me as a woman, but
also to the officers that served under her. Yes you may have heard one
or two say a few bad things about the Commander, but that was because
she was making them accountable for their actions.
For the year that I was the Coordinator of the Ward 5 Core Team, I had
nothing but respect and cooperation from the Commander and her staff,
and she would not have had it any other way. If I suggested we needed
to take a certain approach, she would instruct her Captains, Lieutenants
and officers to work diligently with the plan we had put in place. There
are many recorded success stories regarding the actions we took.
Commander Greene was one of the few Commanders that would actually
attend the Core Team meetings and get into the problem solving process.
When conducting at that time Operation Fight Backs, you could look up
and see the Commander interacting with the residents and the other
agency and that made a difference to all because she never once put
herself on a petal stool above any of us.
I remember once she said she was going to give me an honorary badge
because I would not hesitate to jump in with her officers and make sure
the problem was taken care of. I only felt I could have done that
because I knew what she told her team to do when I was in the field, and
trust me, they had my back.
Commander Greene, they in no way can replace you! They in no way can
find anyone more dedicated to Ward 5 than you have been over the years.
We can look at this as a step moving up the ladder to bigger and better
things which I choose to do.
My respect for you as a leader can not be put into words because you
stood beside and behind me 100% in all the Core Team and I did in making
Ward 5 a safer place to live in.
Everyone will not agree with my statement but who cares, there are more
that will miss you than those that can only say negative things about
you. Hold on to us that will miss you.
Just remember this, "When I grow up, I want to be just like you"
God Bless you and your entire family.
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