Blackwell Police Department welcomes Kayla Green

by Charles Gerian

Kayla Green is the Blackwell Police Department's newest officer.

You might have seen her driving around the streets of Blackwell, a job she has always dreamt of having.

“This is a field I've always been interested in,” Green said. “After I had my two kids was when I was really dedicated to finally doing it.”

Green attended Northern Oklahoma College from 2013 - 2015 to pursue a degree in criminal justice. After graduating, she landed a position at the Kay County Detention Center, where she had been working ever since.

“The goal was always to be a police officer here in Blackwell,” said Green. “I had always strived to get here and to really be a part of this community. It's been a perfect fit not only for me, but also for my family. Having a job where you live is a lot easier than having to drive to, say, Newkirk.”

Green started with the police department on December 3, 2018. She said the aspects of the job she enjoys the most are the “consistent learning” and “constant challenges.”

“You never really know what it's like until you're out there actually doing something,” she said. “I'm extremely grateful to the people I work with and have developed such a good rapport with at the police department already. It's really the small, technical stuff that throws you off at first, but I love it. Every day is something new to learn from and build off of. It's amazing,” Green said.

Blackwell Chief of Police Dewayne Wood said Green is “an extraordinary addition to the BPD.”

“We are beyond lucky to have her,” Wood said. “Her interaction with the public, her fellow officers, and her dedication to always learn and to better herself has been remarkable. She's a Blackwell girl, and that's always invaluable to us, to have someone who knows the community. She's a great fit for our department, and she's just come in and embraced this position with such enthusiasm and drive. She'll be going to Ada to finish her CLEET training at the end of March, and we couldn't be more happy for her.”