APD promotes Lieutenant Green to Commander

Aberdeen Chief of Police Steve Shumate has announced the promotion of Lt. Dale Green to the position of Police Commander effective March 1.

Commander Green first came to the Aberdeen Police Department in 1993 as a Police Explorer, serving from age 17 to 21. In 1997 he was hired as a police officer for the City of Aberdeen.

Over the years, Commander Green served in several capacities to include: Explorer Advisory, K9 handler with his partner Aron, a Field Training Officer, member of the Crisis Response Unit and Force Training Unit, among other duties. Green was promoted to corporal in 2009, patrol lieutenant in 2015, and now police commander.

He fills the position created with the retirement of Capt. Dave Johnson in March of 2019. Commander Green will oversee the Criminal Division comprising of officers and detectives with the Patrol Division and Investigations Unit. He will also help facilitate the restart of the department’s Pro-Act team as well as the narcotics K9 unit that will come on later this year.

“Deputy Chief Jay Staten and I are excited to be bringing Commander Green on to this very important role,” Shumate said. “He is a highly respected and hardworking law enforcement officer. He will continue to serve Aberdeen proudly.”

Commander Green was raised on Grays Harbor, graduating from Montesano High School in 1994 and Grays Harbor College in 1996. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 2004.