Beryl graduated from Bemidji State University in 1972 and began employment as a dispatcher in 1974 with the Bemidji Police Department.
Forty-one years later she
is still learning something new every day in the world of law enforcement, human nature and all things emergency!!
In 2001, Beryl
was officially promoted to the first ever 911 Communications Supervisor, supervising a staff of 12 for the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office
She took on the additional responsibilities of Emergency Management Director in 2002 in addition to full time dispatching.
was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Emergency Manager Award for the State of Minnesota as well as the Regional Outstanding Emergency Manager Award in 2004.
She has now transitioned to the Emergency Communications Director while continuing as the 911 Supervisor.
Beryl is an active member of the Headwaters SWAT team since inception 19 years ago and serves on several regional planning boards including current vice-chair of the Northwest Radio Advisory Committee and as a voting member of the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board.
has responsibility for all mobiles, portables, repeaters, radio design, implementation and assorted communication technologies as well as other assorted duties for the Sheriff's Office.