Three siblings in Centre County, Pennsylvania, have decided to pursue a career in law enforcement together, and two are now working in the same police department.
Bryce, Cherese and Bryan Greene all work for Centre County police departments as police officers — a career they’ve been interested in since they were children. Recently, both Cherese and Bryan Greene landed a job at the Ferguson Township Police Department after they sent in applications for the same position. They thought that only one of them would get the job, but were pleasantly surprised when they were both offered a spot.
“We were really shocked. We were like, ‘Oh my gosh’ because that was not the plan at all,” Cherese told theCentre Daily Times. “We were going into it that we were competitors, which both of us were going to sacrifice so each other could have the job. But luckily we both got it.”
Previously, Cherese was working for Centre County government and Bryan was working for the Lock Haven City Police Department.
Their brother, Bryce, who is Bryan’s identical twin, works for the Spring Township Police Department.
All three siblings attended Bald Eagle Area High School and Lock Haven University. While it’s not uncommon for siblings to work together, three of them working in the same county is pretty unusual, especially because law enforcement does not run in the family. Neither of their parents work in the law enforcement profession, and the Greenes say it was shows like Criminal Minds, Live PD and COPS that piqued their interest in police work early on.
Embarking on a law enforcement career together offers the siblings a unique experience.
“One thing that I learned in the academy is everybody always says, ‘No one understands what you go through as a police officer. Not even your significant others,’” Cherese said. “Sometimes you have to debrief with somebody. I know that if I needed to call and talk to somebody they would understand what I was going through.”
Cherese, the only female officer at her new department, said her late father would be proud.
“Our dad was our biggest supporter. We spent all of our time with him. He was our go-to person,” Cherese said. “It’s hard because we go through these stages in life without him, but like I said, I wouldn’t be an officer if he didn’t pass.”
“We like to say he had a little power with getting us hired together,” said Bryan.