Q&A with the deputies of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department has recently added some new deputies to its current staff. Read the Q&A and get to know those that protect the streets of your communities.

TOP: (L to R) Trevor Bergerson, Ryan Serr. BOTTOM: (L to R) Andy Roehl, Colin Dunn. The Adams County Sherifff’s Department has recently added new deputies to their current staff.
TOP: (L to R) Trevor Bergerson, Ryan Serr. BOTTOM: (L to R) Andy Roehl, Colin Dunn. The Adams County Sherifff’s Department has recently added new deputies to their current staff.

By COLE BENZ | Record Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

•Trevor Kyle Bergerson

What made you want to go into law enforcement?

Growing up as a child I always admired those who served in the law enforcement spectrum; particularly those who were police officers. I presume this admiration grew from the perceived respect, glamour, adrenaline and the apprehension of criminals as portrayed in television series and movies. I can remember in my early childhood playing cops and robbers with my neighborhood friends and relatives. This reverence for law enforcement and the service that police officers provide carried into my adult years influencing me to pursue a career in law enforcement. This very respect for this in the criminal justice arena helped me develop and hold in high regard a level of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

What about working in Adams County attracted you to the position?

Growing up in a small community myself, employment in Adams County appealed to me for several reasons. The most notable being the small town mentality. I liked the idea of policing a community in which its citizens were acquainted with one another and their local law enforcement. This influenced my decision for employment in Adams County as it correlated with the models of policing that I wanted to mirror through my daily patrol activities. These models include Community Policing and Problem-Oriented Policing. The first focuses on police building ties and working closely with the members of the community and the second on the identification and analysis of specific crime and disorder problems to develop effective response strategies.

What do you think the most difficult part of the job will be?

Having been employed with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for a period of two and a half years, I would say that the most difficult part of the job are those cases involving reported child abuse and neglect.

What do you think you will most enjoy about being a deputy in Adams County?

Having a vested interest in the community and those I serve, I will most enjoy watching the community grow and continue to flourish.

What is one thing you want the Adams County Residents to know about you?

As a law enforcement officer serving our community, I want the citizens of Adams County to know that professionalism, honest and integrity are qualities that I hold in high regard for myself and my fellow colleagues. I will continue to give our community and its citizens my best efforts. I strive to be fair, diligent and objective in ever situation I encounter.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends partaking in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, water-sports, four-wheeling, hiking, camping etc…

•Ryan Serr

What made you want to go into law enforcement?

Growing up with my father in law enforcement has given me great respect and passion for the profession. Ever since I put on my father’s old uniform shirts, I knew this was may calling.

What about working in Adams County attracted you to the position?

Family is close by, and the small town lifestyle.

What do you think the most difficult part of the job will be?

Dealing with calls in regards to the well being of children.

What do you think you will most enjoy about being a deputy in Adams County?

Interacting with the residence of Adams County, on a personal and professional level.

What is one thing you want the Adams County Residents to know about you?

I intend to do my absolute best at serving this community.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I enjoy spending my time with friends and family.

•Andy Roehl

What made you want to go into law enforcement?

I grew up watching movies like Batman and RoboCop and always thought it would be so cool to be something like that, minus the psychological issues or being made up of robot parts. I’ve always admired law enforcement and their place as role models.

What about working in Adams County attracted you to the position?

Since I grew up in Hettinger, I couldn’t imagine wanting this sort of thing anywhere else. I have the opportunity of getting to serve the community that has done so much for me.

What do you think the most difficult part of the job will be?

Pulling over friends, or people I know.

What do you think you will most enjoy about being a deputy in Adams County?

Besides pulling over my friends, I think I will most enjoy the overall experience of learning new things everyday. Expecting the unexpected always keeps me interested and getting work with friends is great! Helping others is also a very rewarding experience.

What is one thing you want the Adams County Residents to know about you?

I’m here to help! Seriously.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I love spending my free time with my partner in crime, Annie. She keeps me motivated to be the best I can be and supports my addiction to peanut butter. We enjoy watching movies, drawing, listening to music and playing games. I also enjoy running from time to time and if I’me in the mood I will dance.

•Colin Dunn

What made you want to go into law enforcement?

I wanted to serve. I’ve always wanted a life of service, first joining the U.S. Army, then the North Dakota National Guard, now the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.

What about working in Adams County attracted you to the position?

I grew up here. The people here influenced me and directly affected how I am today. I wanted to pay back the people who have shaped me and protect them because I genuinely care about and appreciate the people here.

What do you think the most difficult part of the job will be?

The most difficult part for me will be seeing people I know hurt. Be it accidents, disputes and what have you. Seeing a different side of the county and it’s people may be trying at times.

What do you think you will most enjoy about being a deputy in Adams County?

I have a vested interest in the community. Adams County has wonderful people and I want it to stay that way. Protecting people I know, watching kids grow up, helping the community maintain and grow will be very rewarding.

What is one thing you want the Adams County Residents to know about you?

In everything I do as a law enforcement officer, I strive to be fair. Tough decisions are part of the job, but I have sworn an oath and I mean to keep it by being objective and holding myself and others to a high standard.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I enjoy shooting sports and outdoor activities. I also enjoy exercise and broadening my horizons. As I have two careers, one also in the National Guard, I try to seek enjoyable hobbies that will further develop me as a person and in the career fields I hold.