The Greendale Village Board voted Tuesday to proclaim Dec. 31 Robert J. Dams Recognition Day.
Dams is retiring Dec. 31 after 37 years of service with the Greendale Police Department.
Dams started off as a janitor and dispatcher in the 1970s. Within months he was promoted to police officer. Throughout the decades he received several promotion, till eventually he became chief of police in 1999.
Village President John R. Hermes offered Chief Dams, "Very Best wishes for a happy, healthy, successful retirement."