Meet Virgil Green
I’m a native of Hobbs, New Mexico. I’m the oldest of five siblings, where I have one brother and three sisters. I was raised and baptized in the Church of Christ Church where I attended Roxanna Street Church of Christ Church. Coming from a community that is culturally diverse you learn the value of respecting others and their heritage. I learned that respect as a person, father, employee, and leader, is something that you earn, based on your actions, morals, and integrity.
My interest in Law Enforcement began as a young teenager around 12 years of age, where one of my uncles was a police officer with the Hobbs Police Department. He got me involved in the police explorer program. I would do ride-a-longs with him and knew one day I wanted to be a police officer. In 1985 I got my first law enforcement job with the Lea County Sheriff Department in Lovington, New Mexico.
My family and I have been residents in Southeast Oklahoma City for over 20 years. Over the past several decades I have dedicated myself towards improving the professionalism of law enforcement in Oklahoma and Oklahoma County and to further advance Oklahoma law enforcement training standards and professionalism in Oklahoma law enforcement.
During my 23-year law enforcement career I have always strived to become a better law enforcement executive, while also working in the private sector to save lives. In 2008, I served as the Executive Director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for Oklahoma.While working with State Legislators on tougher impaired driving laws. In 2009, I was recognized nationally when I received the top award for Public Service from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for my outstanding dedication to prevent impaired driving in Oklahoma.
Over the years I have also been involved in the community as a youth volunteer coach at the Southside Earlywine YMCA branch. I coached basketball, and flag football for several years. While my two younger children were growing up, it was important to our family that they be involved in youth sports. This also gave me the opportunity to give back to the community and volunteer at the YMCA. Throughout my professional and personal life, it’s been about public service and giving back to the community.
From partnering with organizations such as Safe Kids of Oklahoma, Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Company Radio Stations, along with State Farm Insurance agents Greg Jones and agent Kenneth James in conjunction with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, where we have hosted car seat safety checks to make sure car seats are installed properly and giving away car seats to families across Oklahoma City who couldn’t afford car seats. Having this community partnership has helped save possibly hundreds of children’s lives in the Oklahoma City metro area.
I promise as your Sheriff, my life, my integrity, my vision, and my purpose, will remain steadfast, and be geared toward the safety of the citizens of Oklahoma County and the professionalism of the men and women of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department. Service is about you, not about me. For more information about the campaign please visit www.green4sheriff.us and vote GREEN for Oklahoma County Sheriff on June 30th.