RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that Melissa Greener has been sworn in as the newest commander at the Randolph Police Department, and the first female commander in the department’s history.
Commander Greener was sworn in to her new rank on Monday, July 19. This is her third time making department history as she was also the first female sergeant and the first female lieutenant.
She is a veteran of the department having worked in nearly every area since graduating from the Weymouth Police Academy in 2005. She began her career as a patrol officer and was promoted to detective in 2007, sergeant in 2012 and lieutenant in 2014. She was most recently assigned as detective lieutenant.
Commander Greener has assisted in writing policy, creating operational plans and helping with community outreach during her years with the department. She has been the department’s police prosecutor, has served as the department’s grant writer and has been the accreditation manager for the department’s last three assessments.
She is one of the founding members of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program, as well as the Senior Outreach Unit where she created the TAGS (Tracking All Grandparents and Special needs) Program which provides ID bracelets for seniors in case of a medical emergency or other situation. She is also a long-time member of the Randolph Police Honor Guard.
“Commander Greener has a distinguished career and is a proven leader who is forward-thinking and determined,” Chief Marag said. “She has strong ties to the community and has been dedicated to serving the citizens of Randolph. I look forward to seeing what she will bring to her new role, and congratulate her on this accomplishment.”
In her new role, Commander Greener will be overseeing police reform efforts, body-worn cameras and the department’s new mental health clinician.
Commander Greener holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Stonehill College and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Curry College. She is also a certified EMT.
A video of Commander Greener’s swearing in ceremony can be viewed here.