Lamar D. Greene is currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), managing the Homeland Security Bureau (HSB). His position is one of five Executive Command Staff positions that are responsible for the implementation of goals and objectives set by the Chief of Police and Mayor of the District of Columbia. He offers more than two decades of accomplishments and experience in the arena of law enforcement.
In this appointed position, Assistant Chief Greene is a key contributor in establishment of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) community policing effort as it is known today. As head of HSB, Assistant Chief Greene oversees all intelligence and operational functions to ensure that the District of Columbia is well-protected, and that the government prevents and prepares to respond to threats and critical incidents. His responsibilities include planning and implementing overall preparedness and readiness operations for MPD as it relates to response, mitigation, and recovery from catastrophic incidents such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
He oversees the MPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and their daily activities, as they pertain to Washington, D.C. This involves threat detection and mitigation on varies levels of counter-terrorism, while also promoting preparedness initiatives to our residents and business communities.
Additionally, he manages the citywide traffic enforcement and education programs. Of particular note was his personal supervision of the development and implementation of the current citywide Impaired Drivers Program, which has been nationally recognized for its enforcement structure. He also has responsibility for all intelligence operations within the agency; specifically, gathering, storage, preparation of intelligence products and dissemination.
Some accomplishments during the past five years to note include Assistant Chief Greene’s service in a critical command role pursuant to the active shooter incident that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in 2013. He held various roles during the comprehensive review and development of the after-action report, which resulted in the establishment of over 30 new policies relative to the findings. He also served as the incident commander for many high profile demonstrations in the District of Columbia such as the IMF/World Bank demonstrations, the Million Man March, and the annual Right to Life demonstrations. He directed the planning of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, for which there were over one million attendees and more than 4,500 law enforcement personnel detailed to serve in various capacities.
He has received a list of awards such as the Life Saving Medal, the Sustained Superior Performance Award, the Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) Special Service Medal (for sustained and noteworthy achievement in support of the mission of HSEMA), the U.S. Army Air Operation Group Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding support during the Safety Stand Down Day, and the Metropolitan Police Department’s very own Commander of the Year, as well as Best Performing District Awards while at the 5th District Police Station.