Green Bay honors KHS graduate Andrew Smith
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich proclaimed May 6 to be “Andrew Smith Day.”
Smith, a Kingsford High School graduate, was appointed as chief of the Green Bay Police Department on Feb. 1, 2016. He described his appointment as the “crown jewel” of his decorated career.
He served in law enforcement for nearly 33 years and retired May 3.
“Thanks for your amazing service at the helm of the Green Bay Police Department. We thank you, chief, and wish you all the best in your retirement,” Genrich said.
The proclamation reads:
“WHEREAS, Chief Andrew Smith joined the Los Angeles Police Department in June of 1988; and worked assignments throughout the City of Angels for more than 27 years;
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith was appointed as chief of the Green Bay Police Department on February 1, 2016; and described his appointment as the “crown jewel” of his decorated career, and
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith’s leadership helped drive the crime rate down every year, and
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith’s focus on working in partnership with the community by building trust, listening, and responding to all community concerns has strengthened community police relations; and
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith led the Green Bay Police Department through the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest in the summer of 2020 where his experience and dedication to community engagement and transparency was crucial to maintaining law and order; and
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith’s leadership and focus on community engagement, transparency, and police accountability has set the Green Bay Police Department up for future success; and
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith retired honorably from the Green Bay Police Department on May 3, 2021; and
“WHEREAS, we thank Chief Smith for his work with the community of Green Bay; and
“WHEREAS, Chief Smith is now looking forward to growing apples, fishing, hunting, chopping and stacking wood, and spending time with his family:
“Now therefore, I, Eric Genrich, mayor of the City of Green Bay do hereby proclaim May 6, 2021, as ‘Andrew Smith Day’ in the city of Green Bay and encourage residents to join me in thanking Mr. Smith for his years of dedicated service to our community.”