Official biography of Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood

The following was written by the Harris County Constable Precinct 3 Public Information department as an official biography for fallen Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood.

Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton “Clint” Greenwood, Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct Three, was shot and killed in the line of duty today, April 3, 2017.           

Chief Greenwood was appointed Assistant Chief Deputy with the Harris County Precinct Three Constable’s Office on January 1, 2017.   Chief Greenwood previously served as a Major with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as Commander of the Office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs Division, Legal Services and General Investigations. 

Chief Greenwood earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1983, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from South Texas College of Law in 1986. Chief Greenwood is also a graduate of both the Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Academy, Session 263.

Prior to working with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Greenwood worked with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office as the Division Chief of the Police Integrity Division. Chief Greenwood supervised the investigations of all officer-involved shootings, allegations of excessive force and general misconduct by police officers occurring in Harris County.

Chief Greenwood started his own highly successful law practice in 1989 where the focus of his work was defending police officers in criminal matters.

Chief Greenwood gave back to the law enforcement community by being an instructor, having taught at the Houston Police Academy, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Academy, Texas Department of Public Safety Academy and numerous other agencies throughout the United States.

Chief Greenwood was a talented marksman, who shot competitively with his wife, Leatha.  

Additionally during Chief Greenwood more than 30 year career he represented police officers as a contract attorney with the Houston Police Officer’s Association, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, and the Houston Police Officer’s Union.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chief Greenwood during this difficult time.  

© 2017 KHOU-TV


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