(GREEN RIVER, Wyoming) – The City of Green River is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Thomas D. Jarvie to the position of Police Chief.
Tom has served with the Green River Police Department for more than 25 years and replaces former Police Chief Chris Steffen who retired last November. Most recently, Tom assumed the role of Police Chief on an interim basis while still fulfilling his duties as Patrol Lieutenant.
“Tom’s proven history of leadership in both the Patrol and Investigations divisions, along with his vision for continued development of the Green River Police Department makes him the ideal candidate to fill the role of Police Chief”, according to City Administrator Reed Clevenger.
Clevenger further commented, “We have seen a lot of change across city departments these past couple of years including within the Police Department. We have lost many years of great experience through retirements and attrition and Tom will help bring
continuity and a stable directive with his wealth of knowledge and experience while we work to create a stronger succession plan in the division”.
In addition to his work history with the Green River Police Department, Tom is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a veteran of the United States Army. Tom commented, “I am excited about the challenges ahead and I look forward to leading the department for the benefit of our residents, community, and our staff.
There are trends that are impacting police forces across the country in all sizes of communities and we need to work on being more communicative and transparent in what we do”. He added, “Green River is my home town.
We have a great community. Being selected to lead the dedicated officers of the Green River Police Department in serving this community is an honor. I look forward to the work ahead.”
The ceremonial swearing in of the Police Chief will take place March 6th, 2018 at the Green River City Council meeting by Municipal Court Judge Jason Petri.