May 28, 2014 – Long-time Nampa Police Sgt. Milt Greenwood retires Thursday after 26 years of service in law enforcement.
Sgt. Greenwood started with the Nampa Police Department in May of 1988. He has held the ranks of patrolman, corporal and sergeant logged more than 2300 training hours logged with the Idaho POST Academy.
“Sgt. Greenwood has been an excellent public servant during his time at Nampa PD,” Chief Craig Kingsbury said.
But Greenwood was more than just a police officer.
“Milt has always had a penchant for helping the youth of our community,” Kingsbury said. “He was a long-time coach for many sports, and has served as the first and only president of the Nampa Police Activity League. His commitment to this community went above and beyond his job as a police officer. I wish him the very best in his retirement and thank him for his service to our city.”
Greenwood developed numerous programs during his tenure. He became the first formal Drug Education Officer for Nampa and started the PAYADA (Parents and Youth against Drug Abuse) Program for the Canyon County area. Greenwood also started the Nampa Police PAL Program in 2003 that has evolved into the primary youth football program for Nampa. The Nampa PAL Program also hosts cheerleading, boxing, weightlifting, equine club, outdoors club and the PAL Baseball Tournament.
During his career, Greenwood was awarded the State of Idaho Drug Education Officer of the Year, The Exchange Club Officer of the Year and a Good Conduct Award.
The 26-year police veteran served as a patrol officer, juvenile detective, Nampa High School resource officer, STEP team member and sergeant, crime impact team officer, K-9 handler, patrol sergeant and SRO sergeant.
Upon retiring, Milt will work part time as a marine deputy for the Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office and he looks forward to working on his farm.
Friends and colleagues will recognize his career and achievements at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Nampa Civic Center with awards and presentations from local leaders and some of the many law enforcement professionals who have worked alongside Greenwood over his career. The program is open to the public.
Deputy Chief of Police, Nampa Police Department
Office 208-468-5631, Cell 208-250-6089