Parker Green is a 2012 graduate of Plainview High School and graduated in May from East Central University with a degree in criminal justice. While at ECU he also completed the collegiate Officer Program. COP provides law enforcement majors with an opportunity to complete State of Oklahoma peace officer certification through a Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training approved curriculum in conjunction with completion of bachelor degree requirements. Having already attained CLEET certification puts Green on the fast track when it comes to completing his training at Ardmore Police Department.
Q: Why did he choose law enforcement as a career?
Parker says his career choice was influenced by his stepfather.
“My stepfather, Ricky Lawrence, who was an APD officer for 20 years.”
Q: What are his goals as one of the APD’s newest officers?
“To do my job to the best of my ability and to do what I have sworn to do. I’m honored to be a part of the APD and I intend to stay with the department, do my job and move up in rank,” Green said, adding he also hopes to become an member of the APD SWAT.
Q: What does he want the citizens to know?
“I want people to know Ardmore is a safe place and all the officers are here to stay and working to the very best of their ability to serve the community and keep people safe. While we can’t stop or prevent every crime, we do everything in our power to be proactive and be a solid, positive influence.”
“Officer Green is an Ardmoreite and grew up under the guidance of retired APD Deputy Chief Ricky Lawrence,” said APD Deputy Chief Kevin Norris. “As we have seen with others, it is great to see children of retired officers follow in the paths of their parents. Having Officer Green part of our department and community will benefit us greatly due to the fact he is from this area, knows the citizens of the community and is vested in our community.”